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Vacation book #2. I had read that this book was one of the most interesting Christie novels alongside The Murder of Royger Ackroyd. I generally like the pacing of Christie’s novels and enjoyed Poirot and Miss Marple in the past. This one only had one Christie regular: Colonel Race. He did seem rather dashing in this novel. The plot was alright. I do not know how I ended up reading two mystery books related to…

This was one of my vacation books. I am not sure why I didn’t read Live and Let Die first. I guess it was not on Kindle for some reason. I enjoyed Casino Royale well enough. These books should be decent pulp fiction easy for the holidays. When Bond was going to New York, I too was on a plane. I didn’t know what to expect, but given this book did not inspire one of…

When I was a kid, I enjoyed Charlotte's Web so I wanted to read another E. B. White book. I have not seen the Stuart Little movies either. This was a nice little children's book which is written more of a series of short stories on the adventures of Stuart Little. I liked most of the stories. The characters were sweet and I liked the New York City setting too. Margola the bird and the…

Happy Holidays! In brief, I liked Joyce's prose right away. There is something so simple yet good in how he puts words together. However, the plot, the dialogue, and the character left me a bit wanting. I did like it in the beginning, but not much actually happens in terms of plot. You really have to relate to Stephen to enjoy it. I am not male or religious enough to have done so. This book…

This is a collection of stories from the same town of characters. I had hoped it would be like Gaskell's Cranford, but it was a bit more like Faulkner and Stoner by John Williams. Faulkner and Hemingway were allegedly inspired by Anderson. He is definitely a good writer and there definite moments of powerful prose and characterizations. "Like a thousand other strong men who have come into the world here in America in these later…

I am counting this as one Classics Club entry because technically I've reread most of the books except two. The Little House in the Big Woods Farmer Boy Little House on the Prairie On the Banks of Plum Creek By the Shores of Silver Lake The Long Winter Little Town on the Prairie These Happy Golden Years The First Four Years When I started this read-along, I wanted to judge if the books were as…

The Fourth Classics Spin from the Classics Club. As with before, I must pick twenty books, then a random number will be selected and each of us must read the number listed at X number by April 1, 2014. These Spins are really useful because other reads and activities have taken me away from the challenge often. My challenge is that I own almost every one of these books so I must read them to…

The Fourth Classics Spin from the Classics Club. As with before, I must pick twenty books, then a random number will be selected and each of us must read the number listed at X number by January 1, 2014. Even though I still have not finished my book from the last spin, these Spins are really useful because other challenges, reads, and activities have taken me away from the classics this year. My challenge is…