Reading Buddies Discussion: “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith

Welcome, Reading Buddies! Before we get into A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, please take a moment to vote for your May pick over in the sidebar. The numbers are neck and neck (and neck), so if you haven’t voted, definitely chime in! It’s been slow going for me this month, not because […]

Reading Buddies Wrap-Up: “The Razor’s Edge” by W. Somerset Maugham

Welcome, Reading Buddies! First, a reminder: be sure to vote for April’s book in the poll in the sidebar! Well! How did you like The Razor’s Edge? When I posted two weeks ago, I’d hardly read enough of the novel to have much of an opinion. I just finished the book yesterday and very much […]

Reading Buddies Discussion: “The Razor’s Edge” by W. Somerset Maugham

Welcome, Reading Buddies! Today we’re discussing The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham. Published in 1944, it was Maugham’s last major novel. It’s the first novel of his I can remember reading, though I know I read Of Human Bondage years back. Last year, though, I read a collection of Maugham’s short stories, called The […]

Reading Buddies Wrap-Up: “A Room with a View” by E.M. Forster

First, current and potential future Reading Buddies, if you haven’t voted for the March book yet, please do so! The poll is over on the right. It’s a close race this month, so be sure to voice your opinion! Ah, Room with a View. How did you like it? I very much enjoyed it myself. […]

Reading Buddies Discussion: “A Room with a View” by E.M. Forster

Hello, Reading Buddies! Well, I’m halfway through A Room with a View by E.M. Forster (spoilers are fair game!) and I’ve yet to take a single note. I love it when I’m so absorbed in a book — and a classic in particular — that note-taking falls by the wayside. The problem, of course, is […]