Los hermanos Karamazov

Los hermanos Karamazov, Dostoevsky, ★★★★★ Not to miss, worth re-reading From Wikisource, The Brothers Karamazov is the last novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky, generally considered the culmination of his life's work. Dostoevsky spent nearly two years writing The Brothers Karamazov, which was published as a serial in The Russian Messenger from Janurary 1879... Continue Reading →

Pavilion of Women

This review doubles up for the Back to the Classics, and the first completed title in my Classics Club list. Pavilion of Women, by Pearl S. Buck, 1946 Listened to book by Oasis Audio My rating, ★★★✫ Last year I read a few titles about China and Japan. My favorite was The Makioka Sisters. The Makioka Sisters... Continue Reading →

Planet of the Apes, a book review

Planet of the Apes, by Pierre Boulle Published in 1963, 128 pages, Science Fiction My Rating, ★★★✫ Did you know that Planet of the Apes was a book? I didn't. Until we went to watch a play production of Charlotte's Webb, and my friend Tara told me she had loved this book. I read it in Spanish,... Continue Reading →

Doctor Thorne, Book Review

by Anthony Trollope read by David Shaw-Parker My Rating, ★★★★ Before I review the book, I want to present you my new rating system inspired by a recent blogger I've found.   This is a full star, ★, and this a half star, ✫ ★★★★★ Not to miss, worth re-reading. And now, what? (One feels at loss after an... Continue Reading →


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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Back to the Classics, 2017

The Back to the Classics Challenge next edition is here! I cannot believe it. It's always fun to read other's plans, and best of all, to concoct my own. At Karen's blog you can read all the rules of the challenge, but as a CLASSICS challenge, it means the books have to be 50 years... Continue Reading →

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