Top Ten Tuesday: My All-Time Favorite Authors

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic, as set forth by the crew at The Broke and the Bookish, is “all-time favorite authors.” Since I have, until very recently, been a book fan more than an author fan — meaning I tended not to develop loyalties to particular authors, but to specific books instead — this prompt […]

Thoughts on “The Painted Veil” by W. Somerset Maugham

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. About the Book: Kitty may not be clever or deep, but she is beautiful and well bred. In her prime, […]

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 […]

CRP: Thoughts on “The Trembling of a Leaf” by W. Somerset Maugham

The Classics Reclamation Project is my personal challenge to read and enjoy the classics. The Trembling of a Leaf by W. Somerset Maugham is a collection of short stories set in the South Pacific. It was my book group’s selection for October. This is the first collection of short stories I’ve read that counted toward […]