Tag Archives: 1001 Books you Must Read Before you Die

A Pub, The Color Purple, and Life in London

It’s been a while since I shared a pub on the blog. My quest to visit all the pubs in London is still going strong, but it’s getting a bit hard to share all of them here. Some of them … Continue reading

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Book Review: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

Many years ago I read Ethan Frome and fell in love with Edith Wharton’s writing style. Last year I read and loved The Age of Innocence. Just recently I finished The House of Mirth and I have to say wow. … Continue reading

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Review: The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

I’ve been slacking quite a bit on the reading aspect of my 50 year challenge. I started the year off well and then hit a wall. Part of the problem was I started reading Walden by Henry David Thoreau. It … Continue reading

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Book Review: The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

I’ve been on a roll lately with my 1001 books. The last three have surprised me in a good way. Last year I read The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells and I hate to admit it, but I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Book Review: Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

I survived the week with our friends. Oh boy did we cram a lot in. Here are the highlights: The British Library, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Pubs, Borough Market, more pubs, shopping, an Arsenal football match at Emirates, and guess … Continue reading

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Review: The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

For some inexplicable reason, I’ve never read a book by Raymond Chandler. I have no idea why, especially since in my teen years I went through a mystery stage. I could not get enough of them. Chandler has one book … Continue reading

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Review: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

When I read Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee the main character talked some about Emma Bovary. At the time I found his insights interesting. I decided then and there to bump Madame Bovary up my TBR list. After reading Flaubert’s … Continue reading

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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote and a Thank You

Recently I read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. One of the reviewers said Midnight was as good or maybe better than In Cold Blood. I felt rather silly since I’ve never read Capote’s book. I was surprised that … Continue reading

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A Clockwork Orange–the book

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess is a dystopian novel published in 1962. Burgess set the novel in the future, but not all that far into the future. He claims that he wrote the novel in three weeks. Wow, three … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday (July 30)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL … Continue reading

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