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#CCSpin 28 Reveal – Which Book Will I Be Reading?

The Classics Club Spin number was revealed yesterday and it was number 12! Click here to see my spin list. I’m just going to give a quick summary of the book in this post and a few stats like the number of pages, the edition I’m using, and other stuff. The Trial by Franz Kafka… Continue reading #CCSpin 28 Reveal – Which Book Will I Be Reading?

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Book Review: Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

Title: Moll FlandersAuthor: Daniel DefoePublisher: Oxford University PressDate: 2011 (1722)Genre: Picaresque novelSummary: A tour-de-force of writing by Daniel Defoe, this extraordinary novel tells the vivid and racy tale of a woman’s experience in the seamy side of life in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century England and America. Born in Newgate prison, and seduced in the home… Continue reading Book Review: Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

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Book Review: On the Soul and Other Psychological Works by Aristotle

Title: On the Soul and Other Pyschological WorksAuthor: AristotleTranslator: Fred D. Miller JrPublisher: Oxford University PressDate: 2018 (c.350 BC)Genre: Non-fiction / Philosophy Summary: What is the nature of the soul? It is this question that Aristotle sought to answer in De Anima (On the Soul). In doing so he offers a psychological theory that encompasses… Continue reading Book Review: On the Soul and Other Psychological Works by Aristotle

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Book Review: Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Title: Lady Audley’s SecretAuthor: Mary Elizabeth BraddonPublisher: PenguinDate: 2019 (1862)Genre: Sensation novel / MysterySummary: In this outlandish, outrageous triumph of Scandal fiction, a new Lady Audley arrives at the manor: young, beautiful – and very mysterious. Why does she behave so strangely? What, exactly, is the dark secret this seductive outsider carries with her? I read… Continue reading Book Review: Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

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Book Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Title: Pride and PrejudiceAuthor: Jane AustenPublisher: Vintage ClassicsDate: 2007 (1813)Genre: Fiction Summary: Elizabeth Bennett is young, clever, and attractive, but she and her four sisters are in dire need of financial security in the shape of husbands. The arrival of the pleasant nice Mr. Bingley and the obscenely arrogant Mr. Darcy in the neighborhood turns… Continue reading Book Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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Book Review: Howards End by E. M. Forster

Title: Howards EndAuthor: E. M. ForsterPublisher: PenguinDate: 2012 (1910)Genre: Fiction Summary: ‘Only connect’ is the idea at the heart of this book, a heartbreaking and provocative tale of three families at the beginning of the twentieth century: the rich Wilcoxes, the gentle, idealistic Schlegels, and the lower-middle-class Basts. As the Schlegel sisters try desperately to help… Continue reading Book Review: Howards End by E. M. Forster

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#CCSpin 27 Reveal – Which Book Will I Be Reading?

The Classics Club Spin number was revealed yesterday and it was number 6! Click here to see my spin list. I’m just going to give a quick summary of the book in this post and a few stats like the number of pages, the edition I’m using, and other stuff. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary… Continue reading #CCSpin 27 Reveal – Which Book Will I Be Reading?

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Book Review: Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie

Title: Cards on the TableAuthor: Agatha ChristiePublisher: HarperCollinsDate: 2016 (1936)Genre: Crime & Mystery / ClassicsSummary: A flamboyant party host is murdered in full view of a roomful of bridge players… Mr Shaitana was famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless, he was a man of whom everybody was a little afraid. So, when he boasted to… Continue reading Book Review: Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie