Jane Austen

When I first read this month's meme question for the Classics Club I felt that it was almost too obvious to bother to answer."Do you love Jane Austen or want to “dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone”? (Phrase borrowed from Mark Twain).Why? (for either answer)?Favourite and/or least favourite Austen … Continue reading Jane Austen

Readathon begins….

I finally settled on 2 books for the Classics Club Readathon                            - The Beautiful and Damned by F Scott Fitzgerald (1 because I love the cover and (2) because I recently finished Hemingway's A Moveable Feast and the chapters on Fitzgerald were the most fascinating).                           - A Good School by Richard Yates (because it was … Continue reading Readathon begins….

One Hundred Great Books in Haiku by David Bader

No time to read the classics?Overwhelmed by all those pages?Ye olde style language too much?Then take a peek at Bader's haiku...100 classics converted into haiku. A cheat-sheet with rhythm!Pride and PrejudiceSingle white lass seekslanded gent for marriage, whist.No parsons, thank you.  Bleak House Fog, gloom, men in wigs -the Chancery Court blights all.See where law school leads?   Little … Continue reading One Hundred Great Books in Haiku by David Bader