2019 Reading Challenges

When I started book blogging, i was doing tons of reading challenges, up to about 12. Then less and less. I was considering doing only the Classics Club for 2019, but then, I discovered another one I could NOT resist.

So here are my

2019 Reading Challenges

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  classicsclub   Calendar of Crime Challenge pix

Readalongs

I will also be doing some readalongs:

  1. Don Quixote, with One Catholic Life and Silvia Cachia
  2. Berlin Alexanderplatz, by Alfred Doblin, with NYRB Classics Goodreads Group – DNFed
  3. Les Misérables – this is a re-read, in French again, with one of my French students

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WILL YOU BE DOING READING CHALLENGES/READALONGS
IN 2019?

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The Classics Club: what I got for The Classics Spin #19

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The Classics Club
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The Classics Spin #19

Twitter hashtag: #ccspin

For Classics Spin #14, I got #1: A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin
For Classics Spin, #15, I got #12: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?by Philip K. Dick
For Classics Spin, #16, I got #4: Arsène Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc

For Classics Spin, #17, I got #3: The Face of Another, by Kobo Abe (not yet reviewed!!)

For Classics Spin, #19, I got #1: 

A Moveable Feast

I’m going into this with fear and trembling, and lots of conflicting feelings:

  • I really didn’t like much all the Hemingway’s books I had to read at school
  • I’m ashamed that I have not read it yet, seeing the setting!
  • So I’m relieved I FINALLY HAVE to read it
  • Because of the setting, I hope it will be good
  • BUT some Goodreads reviewers who have a love/hate relationship with the author seem to imply it’s really not worth my time…

I am curious. What do YOU think?

I have until end of January to read and review it.
I posted my review on January 18
It’s never too late to challenge yourself to (re)discover the classics and connect and have fun with other Classics lovers. See what this is all about.

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HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK?
WHAT DID YOU THINK?

IF YOU ARE MEMBER OF THE CLASSICS CLUB,
WHAT IS YOUR #1?

MY FULL CLASSICS CLUB LIST IS HERE

 

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Book review: Portrait of a Murderer: A Christmas Crime Story

Portrait of a Murderer

Portrait of a Murderer:
A Christmas Crime Story

by  Anne Meredith
First published in Japanese in 1933
Poisoned Pen Press 4/3/2018
Genre: Crime/Mystery/Classics
Pages: 241
Goodreads

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Portrait of a Murderer is a classic, and an unusual mystery, as the first sentence of the book tells you outright that Adrian Gray, 69, was killed by one of his children at Christmas. And even though it is presented as a Christmas story, there isn’t much Christmassy spirit to it.  Click to continue reading