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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]

Okay guys. I totally failed this month. After giving myself permission to skip around in Moments of Being a couple of weeks ago, I proceeded to get distracted. I had a crazy last week at my job. I've spent lots of time helping with a wedding I'm in later this month. But really, the blame… [keep reading]

First, if you haven't voted for July's book, take a moment to do so now! Okay, guys. I have a confession to make. I'm struggling with Moments of Being. It's not that I find the reading hard. I'm actually kind of shocked by how easily I find myself slipping into Woolf's writing. She writes so… [keep reading]

One week left to vote for June's book! Be sure to pick your favorite from the poll in the sidebar. Warning: spoilers ahead! I just finished listening to The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, our April book, yesterday. I have mixed feelings. I think Wharton is a wonderful writer. She excels at creating characters… [keep reading]