Book review: The Sound and the Fury

The Sound and the Fury

The Sound and the Fury
by William Faulkner
Published in 1929
366 pages
Literary fiction


Read for The 1929 Club

So far, I had only read As I Lay Dying, by Faulkner, which I really enjoyed, but never dared to go further. One reason was a person who used to be in our book club and would heavily criticize The Sound and the Fury. But I was curious and finally decided to read it for The 1929 Club .And I am sure glad I did! Click to continue reading

What’s in a Name 2014 Reading Challenge

Whats in a name 2014

I enjoyed so much this challenge in 2013, see my recap here, that I can’t resist joining again this year, plus the categories are really so much fun:

Here’s How It Works

Between January 1 and December 31, 2014, read one book in each of the following categories:

  1. A book with A reference to time in the title (Eleven Minutes, Before Ever After)
  2. A book with A position of royalty in the title (The People’s Queen, The Last Empress, The Curse Of The Pharaoh)
  3. A book with A number written in letters  in the title (The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, A Tale Of Two Cities)
  4. A book with A forename or names in the title (Rebecca, Eleanor & Park, The Unfinished Work Of Elizabeth D.)
  5. A book with A type or element of weather in the title (Gone With The Wind, Red Earth Pouring Rain)

The book titles are just suggestions, you can read whatever book you want to fit the category.

And here are my books:

Category 1: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan

Category 2: Queen Elizabeth’s Daughter

Category 3: Seven Letters From Paris

Category 4: Marie-Antoinette‘s Head, by Will Bashor

Category 5: Light and Dark, by Soseki