Archive for January, 2010
Although the Edith Wharton Classic Circuit ends on Sunday, check out the rest of the tour! Next Monday will bring the start of the Harlem Renaissance Classics Circuit. Also, sign up for the March Tour (Georgette Heyer) is open until Friday evening.
January 25, 2010 – The Blog Jar Review: Ghost Stories
January 26, 2010 – It’s All About Books Review: Ethan Frome and/or short stories
January 27, 2010 – Sparks’ Notes Review: Summer
January 27, 2010 – Caribousmom Review: The Writing of Fiction and The House of Mirth
January 28, 2010 – Time Enough At Last Review of something Wharton wrote (undecided)
January 28, 2010 – All the parts of my life Review: The Children
January 29, 2010 – Medieval Bookworm Review: The Custom of the Country
January 29, 2010 – The Mount’s Blog General post about Edith Wharton (Edith Wharton and Film)
January 30, 2010 – 1330v Review: Roman Fever and Other Stories
January 31, 2010 – Educating Petunia Review: Summer
In March, we will be welcoming Georgette Heyer to the Classics Circuit!
Georgette Heyer wrote a number of different kinds of novels, so we are excited to celebrate her talent. While she is known for her romances, she also wrote historical novels and mysteries/thrillers. We hope you can find something that you’d like to read! Estella at Estella’s Revenge wrote about her multiple forays into Georgette Heyer’s novels. If you are looking for where to start, her article might help you figure out which way to go.
We’d love if you did decide to join us in March for the Heyer tour, but if you aren’t interested Heyer, go ahead and read the author you’d voted for on your own. We’re all about celebrating any kind of classics around the blogosphere!
The March Georgette Heyer tour will run daily from March 1, 2010 to March 31, 2010. Please make a note on the sign up of any days that you cannot participate or any days that you prefer so we can assign you a day that will work for you.
A great big thanks to Teresa at Shelf Love, Eva at A Striped Armchair, Becky at Becky’s Book Reviews, Kay at Kay’s Bookshelf, Chris at Book-a-rama, and the entire Classics Circuit committee for helping get this tour off the ground!
Edith Wharton continues her tour of the blogosphere with more reviews this week. Check out these bloggers on their day for their thoughts. Read the rest of this entry »
Beginning Monday February 1, 2010, The Harlem Renaissance will be going on a virtual tour of the blogosphere. Check out these participating blogs where you’ll find reviews of a number of works, as well as general information posts about classic authors that influenced the era.
February 1, 2010 Shelf Love The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
February 2, 2010 Evening All Afternoon Cane by Jean Toomer
February 3, 2010 Daily Words and Acts Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
February 4, 2010 Paperback_Reader Passing and/or Quicksand by Nella Larsen
February 4, 2010 BookNAround The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories by Charles Chesnutt
February 6, 2010 Moored at Sea Overview: Negritude and the Harlem Renaissance
February 6, 2010 Joyfully Retired His Eye is On the Sparrow by Ethel Waters (autobiography) and the life of Ethel Waters
February 8, 2010 Sparks’ Notes Plum Bun by Jessie Redmon Fauset
February 9, 2010 The Zen Leaf Jonah’s Gourd Vine by Zora Neale Hurston
February 10, 2010 Books and Chocolate Passing by Nella Larsen
February 11, 2010 Laura’s Reviews Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
February 11, 2010 Musings The Ways of White Folks: Stories by Langston Hughes
February 12, 2010 Bibliosue Home to Harlem by Claude McKay
February 13, 2010 Rebecca Reads Black No More by George Schuyler
February 14, 2010 eclectic / eccentric Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance by Bruce Nugent and an overview of African-American homosexuality during the Renaissance
February 15, 2010 Nonsuch Book Harlem Renaissance poetry from Fire!
February 16, 2010 Notes from the North The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
February 17, 2010 Becky’s Book Reviews Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston
February 17, 2010 Notorious Spinks Talks Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance by Bruce Nugent and the movie Brother to Brother
February 18, 2010 The Things We Read Passing by Nella Larsen
February 19, 2010 Reviews by Lola Passing by Nella Larsen
February 20, 2010 Gimme More Books! The Conjure-Man Dies by Rudolph Fisher
February 21, 2010 book-a-rama Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
February 22, 2010 Michelle’s Masterful Musings When Washington Was in Vogue by Edward Christopher Williams
February 23, 20101 BrownGirl BookSpeak There Is Confusion by Jessie Fauset
February 24, 2010 Wuthering Expectations The Conjure Woman by Charles Chesnutt
February 25, 2010 Linus’s Blanket Stories by Zora Neale Hurston
February 26, 2010 My Friend Amy Quicksand by Nella Larson
February 26, 2010 things mean a lot Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston
February 27, 2010 Bookgazing Gentleman Jigger by Bruce Nugent
February 28, 2010 BookLust The House Behind the Cedars by Charles Chesnutt
Please note: If you are participating in this tour and the information above is incorrect or you need to make a change to your tour day, please let us know by leaving a comment or emailing rebecca[at]rebeccareid[dot]com or the Committee member who initially emailed you. Also, if you would like to be added to the schedule at this late point, let us know and we can still fit you in.
It’s time to vote for the March tour. We decided to go with something a little bit lighter: Modern Genre Classics. While there are many genres represented in the classics, here are just four that we’d love to see on tour. Read the rest of this entry »
Our Edith Wharton tour continues with another week full of reviews! Visit these blogs on their assigned day to read more about this classic American author.
January 11, 2010 – Joyfully Retired Review: On Writing Fiction
January 11, 2010 – andalucy Review: The House of Mirth
January 12, 2010 – Laura’s Musings Review: The Reef and/or General thoughts on visiting The Mount
January 12, 2010 – A Striped Armchair Review: Ethan Frome, Summer, and/or Bunner Sisters
January 13, 2010 – book-a-rama Review: The Custom of the County
January 13, 2010 – Just Add Books Review: Sanctuary
January 14, 2010 – Reviews by Lola Review: Ethan Frome
January 15, 2010 – FLY HIGH! Review: The House of Mirth
January 15, 2010 – TexasBookDiva Review : The Buccaneers and/or The Age of Innocence & The House of Mirth
January 16, 2010 – Laura’s Reviews Review: Madame de Treymes
January 17, 2010 – Athyrium filix-femina (The Lady Fern) Review: The Reef
If you missed any stops on the tour the first time around, here it is again in an easy to access format. Read the rest of this entry »
If you missed it the first time around, here’s where Wilkie Collins went on his tour of the blogosphere. The post title links to the post directly. Read the rest of this entry »
Starting this week, Edith Wharton makes her rounds through the blogosphere. She even stops at multiple blogs some days! Make sure you check these blogs throughout the week to see what fellow readers have to say.
January 4, 2010 – Rebecca Reads Review: The Touchstone
January 5, 2010 – Shelf Love Review: Custom of the Country
January 5, 2010 – Farm Lane Books Review: Age of Innocence
January 6, 2010 – The Zen Leaf Review: Summer
January 6, 2010 – eclectic / eccentric Review: Age of Innocence, Ethan Frome, or The House of Mirth
January 7, 2010 – Moored at Sea Review: The Fruit of the Tree
January 8, 2010 – Daily Words and Acts Review: The New York Stories of Edith Wharton
January 9, 2010 – Kay’s Bookshelf Review: Age of Innocence
January 10, 2010 – Fleur Fisher Reads Review: Sanctuary