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 →

Sonnets from the Portuguese

MY THOUGHTS I did like the Sonnets from the Portuguese, some revealed more to me than others. And this was just a first scratching of the surface. Reading them all in a short time, helped me immerse myself in her rhythm and style. Poetry may be hard for some of us, I believe, because we are... Continue Reading →

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Curious case of Benjamin Button, F. Scott Fitzgerald ★★★★ Duration: 02:55:46 Includes: Lost decade -- Three hours between planes -- Bridal party -- Babylon revisited. F. Scott Fitzgerald - Author Scott Brick - Narrator Grover Gardner - Narrator Ray Porter - Narrator Jeff Cummings - Narrator Paul Michael Garcia - Narrator This was a short audio,... Continue Reading →

Candide, by Voltaire

Candide, ou l'Optimisme is a French satire first published in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. My rating: ★★★★ out of 5 stars I have no idea why I've waited so long to read this book. I listened to it, along with another short tale called Zadig. I will review Zadig... 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 →

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... Continue Reading →

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