Sunday Salon: I’m Joining The Classics Club!

Once upon a time, back in 2010, I decided I wasn’t reading enough classics. To remedy the situation, I started my Classics Reclamation Project (CRP), with the goal of reading and reflecting on books I considered classics in a casual, low-stress way. (For more context, you can read about the original intent behind the project or […]

Thoughts on “Reading Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi

Three factors combined to make me finally pick up Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, which I’ve owned approximately forever. First, the TBR Dare has me focused on my own shelves. Second, one of my goals for 2011 is to read more memoirs. And third, the World Party Reading Challenge country for January was […]

Thoughts on “The Burial at Thebes” by Seamus Heaney

The Burial at Thebes is Seamus Heaney’s version of Sophocles’ play Antigone. I read it for my December World Party Reading Challenge book, for which the country was Greece. About the Book: Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, finds out that both of her brothers are dead, having fought on opposing sides of a battle. The one […]

Sunday Salon: Challenges and Reading Goals

The number of reading challenges offered in the book blogging world is amazing. There are challenges for every interest under the sun! I joined my first official challenge–the World Party Reading Challenge–a few months ago and, so far, I’ve been keeping up. However, I’ve decided not to formally join any more challenges at this point. […]