(Note: while this poem was published in 1837- under the title La Chanson de Roland ou de Roncevaux- it was … Continue reading Challenge #5: A classic originally published before 1800- The Song of Roland
This book grabbed my attention the minute I saw it displayed on the library shelf. The front cover featured … Continue reading The Earliest English Poems- translated and introduced by Michael Alexander
According to the dust jacket on my copy of The Wind in the Willows, the book first began … Continue reading Challenge #9: a classic about an animal- The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame
I love finding gems in a book, be it snippet, scene, or quote. I have a few scattered word … Continue reading 10 Beautiful Book Snippets/Quotes
The first Lord Peter Wimsey detective story I ever read was Five Red Herrings. I have to admit that … Continue reading Challenge #3. A classic by a woman author- Strong Poison, by Dorothy L. Sayers.
My copy- correction, my Grandparent’s copy- of the Problem of Pain is a beautifully vintage book. The tawny pages … Continue reading Challenge #2: A 20th century classic- The Problem of Pain, by C.S. Lewis
I picked up The Picture of Dorian Gray because the idea of the story intrigued me. It’s certainly … Continue reading Challenge #7: A Gothic or horror classic- The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde