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Wondering what this Summer Summary thing is all about? Here's the context! In this first Summer Summary, I'll cover what I read and listened to in March, April, and May of 2015. Rather than go in reading order, I'll list them in order from favorite to least favorite. Title links will take you to Goodreads, if… [keep reading]

I bought myself a copy of The Count of Monte Cristo many years ago. I have no idea why I did so. (Turns out it was one of those sneaky abridged versions that doesn’t state anywhere obvious that half the book has been cut out, but that is beside the point.) As I clearly haven't… [keep reading]

The Baron in the Trees is the first book I read from my Classics Club list, as chosen for me by the recent spin. The version I read was translated by Archibald Colquhoun. I’d previously read (and been rather bemused and charmed by) If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Calvino (which I never… [keep reading]

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… [keep reading]

W. Somerset Maugham is an author I quite enjoy, so I’ve been collecting his books as I’ve come across them. The Painted Veil is the fifth book I’ve read from my TBR Pile Challenge list. Kitty may not be clever or deep, but she is beautiful and well bred. In her prime, she was the… [keep reading]