The Classics Club

I’m doing this. Yes. It may sound insane, but it also makes sense. The Classics Club is a blog which offers the following proposal: make your own list of 50 classics or more, and read those in the span of 5 years (or longer). Looking back, I have read 50 classics in the last 5…

Unleavened Bread

A few weeks ago, I baked unleavened bread just because. I followed this recipe here  with some changes. We loved it, but it was too buttery, more like shortbread (which I love) than unleavened bread. Last week I baked it again, and I made some changes. I love the way it turned out. I prefer it…

Belgravia

The book review that wasn’t meant to be. Belgravia is the title for our April book club meeting. I love our book club time together. And the ladies in the book club. I adore Miss Donna, the lady who suggested Belgravia. But a friend and fellow blogger whose opinions I respect, told me this was such a…

Nazarín

Nazarín, by Benito Pérez Galdós Published in 1895, 247 pages My Rating,  ★★★★✫ (Buñuel made a movie based on it) Nazarín can be found in English, though I read it in Spanish. I read it because Galdós is one of my favorite authors. And it happens to fit into the book in translation category of the…

Praise of Folly

Praise of Folly, by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, ★★★★★ Erasmus of Rotterdam wrote his , and the book was first printed in 1511. How can I review this half a millennia old book? This book is almost 500 years old. I cannot wrap my head around the fact that we are able to read a book…

This and That

Isn’t this book title and cover fascinating? I think so. This is a present from my beautiful friend, Sherry. It’s her favorite poetry anthology. I got it in the mail today, along with her card which is full of love and encouragement. Thanks, Sherry. I cannot wait to read the book. The poems are grouped by…

We, 21st Century Readers

Let’s talk about, instead of books, readers. I’m thinking lately about who we are as readers, why we read (or don’t read). Reading Frenzen’s Essays has prompted me to think about why we read. He asks himself why he writes. And for writers, reading is a symbiotic process. They are also readers, and they aspire…