Friday, January 6, 2017

Challenge Link-Up Post: Classic by a Woman Author


Please link your reviews for your Classic by a Woman Author here.  This is only for the Classic by a Woman Author category.  If you do not have a blog, or somewhere public on the internet where you post book reviews, please write your mini-review/thoughts in the comments section. If you like, you can include the name of your blog and/or the title of the book in your link, like this: "Karen K. @ Books and Chocolate (Pride and Prejudice)."



24 comments:

  1. First book for the Back to Classics 2017 for me is Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express.

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  2. Mrs. Dalloway is the second book and my first five-star read of the challenge. -Anahit

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  3. First classic of the year for me is The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie.

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  4. As a child (more years ago than I care to remember), I had several books written by Comtesse de Segur. I still have them and felt it was time to re-read one. Francois le Bossu was always one of my favorites, so I chose it for this particular challenge. Thoroughly enjoyed it! - stampartiste

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  5. I was so impressed with Ann Petry's The Street. I wish the book were more widely read today; it deserves lots of extra attention!

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  6. Read The Reef by Edith Wharton. So glad! What a writer. I think this puts my Wharton Approval Rating at 5 books loved to one meh.

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  7. Once more into uncharted territory - my first MJ Farrell novel. Not outstanding but it made me think about what could be written about in the 1930s.

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  8. Finished Wives and Daughters last night. First 100 pages were slow, but the rest of the story was lovely.

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    1. One of my favorites! I've read it several times and I never get tired of it. The BBC adaptation is also wonderful and very faithful to the original.

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  9. Just finished "Jane Eyre." Not my usual fare, but enjoyable!

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  10. Wide Sargasso Sea was so sad. I'll never read Jane Eyre the same way!

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  11. I've just reviewed Pavilion of Women, which was OK. (Less than I expected, but a great mind stirrer book). https://silviacachia.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/pavilion-of-women/

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  12. I read Persuasion back in February, but as you can see I have been slow getting around to posting it. I enjoyed it!

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  13. Though the book was only 190 pages it took me an inordinate amount of time to complete. The story seemed to drag. Edna Pontellier from Kentucky horse breeding country has married into a Creole family in Louisiana. She is restless. She ignores her husband and is negligent of her children. She spends a great deal of time with Robert, a family friend. Eventually he goes away in an attempt to avoid her and his feelings regarding Edna. It is later rumored that she is having an affair with Arobin. They have been seen together and he has a rather notorious reputation. I knew that at the time this book was published (late 1800's) it was considered quite risqué so I fully expected that she would have an affair at some point. The ending was a complete surprise.

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    1. I keep forgetting to mention TITLE - The Awakening by Kate Chopin !

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  14. In April I read Quicksand by Nella Larsen. (And I've noticed that I haven't used exactly the same name when adding the link to my review. Sorry! So every TBGG, or Ida @ TBGG or Ida @ Tea, Books and Gilmore Girls is me ;) I'll try remember using Ida @ TBGG from now on.)

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  15. Mine is 'The Fountain Overflows' by Rebecca West. One of my favourites so far. Set in the Edwardian period but written in the 1950s. Really quirky and psychological.

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  16. "Gone With the Wind," something I had tried reading once before, but couldn't finish. I'm glad I came to it as an adult. And, as usual, there's quite a bit in there that isn't in the film we all know so well.

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  17. Today I completed Emma by Jane Austen, as the last one of her larger novels (I have yet to read Lady Susan, but this is a smaller work of hers).

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  18. Hi. Just added my review of The House of Mirth. Looking forward to reading The Age of Innocence without having to write up a review!

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  19. added my comments on Seven Gothic Tales by Isak Dinesen. (Yes, Isak is a girl)

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  20. I just posted my review of 'Emma' by Jane Austen. I'm so excited to have now read all six of her major novels. Now, I can move on to the lesser known titles.

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  21. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy - Originally published in 1905. This book is set in 1792, a time when the French Republic was dragging hundreds of the aristocracy to the guillotine. The Scarlet Pimpernel, an Englishman, and his followers were helping many of the French aristocracy to escape to England. One man, Chauvelin, an agent of the Republic is determined to identify the Scarlet Pimpernel and execute him. Very well written, an interesting look at this period in history.

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