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Book Review: The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

Title: The Decameron Author: Giovanni Boccaccio Translator: Guido Waldman Publisher: Oxford University Press Date: 2008 (1353) Genre: Classics / Novellas Summary: In a country villa outside the city, ten young noble men and women who have escaped the plague decide to tell each other stories. Boccaccio’s skill as a dramatist is masterfully displayed in this virtuoso performance of one hundred… Continue reading Book Review: The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

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Shelf Control #2 – Howards End by E. M. Forster

Shelf Control is a weekly feature created and hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. It’s a celebration of the unread books on our shelves! This week I’m featuring a book that has been on my shelves for a couple of years. Howards End by E. M. Forster Summary: A chance acquaintance brings together the preposterous bourgeois Wilcox family… Continue reading Shelf Control #2 – Howards End by E. M. Forster

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Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recent Additions to My TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was previously hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelves but this is actually a list of the ten most recent books I’ve added to my TBR since I have only bought two… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recent Additions to My TBR

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Book Review: The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon

Title: The Pillow Book Author: Sei Shōnagon Translator: Meredith McKinney Publisher: Penguin Classics Date: 2006 (c.1002) Genre: Classics / Non-fiction Summary: Written by the court gentlewoman Sei Shōnagon, ostensibly for her own amusement, The Pillow Book offers a fascinating exploration of life among the nobility at the height of the Heian period, describing the exquisite pleasures of a confined… Continue reading Book Review: The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon

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Book Review: The Floating Admiral by The Detection Club (featuring Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, & More)

Title: The Floating Admiral Author: The Detection Club Publisher: HarperCollins Date: 2017 (1931) Genre: Crime & Mystery Summary: Inspector Rudge does not encounter many cases of murder in the sleepy seaside town of Whynmouth. But when an old sailor lands a rowing boat containing a fresh corpse with a stab wound to the chest, the Inspector’s investigation immediately comes up against… Continue reading Book Review: The Floating Admiral by The Detection Club (featuring Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, & More)