Archive for April, 2010
The Emile Zola tour was, I think it’s fair to say, a resounding success! Many enjoyed their first book by this author, others maybe did not. But at any rate, I think we enjoyed following Zola’s stops at the following blogs. Thanks for all who participated!
April 6, 2010 The Zen Leaf: Germinal
We’re right in the middle of the Dumas Tour (week 2 out of 3). So far we’ve already had a bunch of great reviews, and here’s what’s scheduled to follow:
April 26, 2010 Badgerish.Net The Companions of Jehu
April 26, 2010 Sparks’ Notes The Three Musketeers
April 27, 2010 One Librarian’s Book Reviews The Man in the Iron Mask
April 27, 2010 In Spring it is the Dawn The Count of Monte Cristo
April 28, 2010 Good Books & Good Wine The Black Tulip
April 28, 2010 Kay’s Bookshelf La Reine Margot
April 29, 2010 Wuthering Expectations “A Gossip on a Novel of Dumas’s” by Robert Louis Stevenson
April 29, 2010 Carol’s Notebook The Three Musketeers
April 30, 2010 A Striped Armchair undecided Dumas
May 1, 2010 Maxine Reads The Count of Monte Cristo
May 2, 2010 Literary Lolita Camille
Today’s the last day to take our Feedback Survey! We’re using this as a way to make the Classics Circuit even better, and it’s your chance to influence the future of th
e Circuit. It’s pretty brief, so please take a moment to fill it out if you haven’t yet done so.
e Circuit. It’s pretty brief, so please take a moment to fill it out if you haven’t yet done so.
To coincide with White Nights (the days around midsummer during which the sun never sets in St. Petersburg), we will be hosting a Russian themed tour beginning mid-June. Rather than selecting an author, this poll is to select a time period:
- Imperial Russia: nineteenth-century authors including Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Nikolai Gogol, Alexander Pushkin, Anton Chekhov, and Ivan Turgenev.
- Soviet Russia: early twentieth-century authors including Mikhail Bulgakov, Boris Pasternak, Anna Akhmatova, Nina Berberova, and Leon Trotsky.
The survey has now been closed.
This week marks the beginning of the Dumas Tour. Here’s where he will visit first:
April 19, 2010 Reading Through Life The Three Musketeers or a post about the relevance of Dumas to adolescent readers
April 20, 2010 Rebecca Reads The Three Musketeers
April 21, 2010 book-a-rama The Wolf Leader
April 21, 2010 First Impressions: A Tale of Less Pride and Prejudice The Companions of Jehu
April 22, 2010 Bibliolatry The Black Tulip
April 22, 2010 Semicolon La Reine Margot
April 23, 2010 A Literary Odyssey The Count of Monte Cristo
April 24, 2010 Stiletto Storytime The Queen’s Necklace and/or La Reine Margot
April 25, 2010 Tales of a Capricious Reader The Three Musketeers or The Count of Monte Cristo
This is also the last week of the Zola tour. His last tours are as follows.
April 19, 2010 Wuthering Expectations Thérèse Raquin
April 19, 2010 A Striped Armchair The Ladies’ Paradise
April 20, 2010 Tell Me A Story Nana
April 21, 2010 Caribousmom Thérèse Raquin
April 22, 2010 Paperback Reader Thérèse Raquin
April 22, 2010 The Reading Life Nana
April 23, 2010 Evening All Afternoon Germinal (French edition)
April 23, 2010 A Few of My Favorite Books The Kill
April 24, 2010 Books and Chocolate The Belly of Paris
April 25, 2010 BookLust The Fortune of the Rougons
April 25, 2010 52annualbookreviews Lourdes
Finally, if you haven’t already, make sure you participate in the feedback survey by Wednesday. We want to know what you think about the Classics Circuit!
Not only is Emile Zola continuing his tour with stops at the following blogs, but this week you are invited to participate in a feedback survey concerning The Classics Circuit. See this post for more information and fill out the survey today!
April 12, 2010 Pining for the West Germinal
April 14, 2010 Tales from the Reading Room Zola and Naturalism
April 14, 2010 Stiletto Storytime The Ladies’ Paradise [Au Bonheur des Dames] and Nana
April 15, 2010 Musings Thérèse Raquin
April 15, 2010 Good Books & Good Wine Germinal
April 17, 2010 Lakeside Musing The Ladies’ Paradise
April 18, 2010 Medieval Bookworm Germinal
Beginning Monday, May 17, 2010, The Golden Age of Detective Fiction will be going on a virtual tour of the blogosphere. Check out these participating blogs where you’ll find reviews of a number detective novels from the 1920s and 1930s, as well as general information the era.
Feel free to use the button (or perhaps make your own if you’re so inclined). Please download it to your computer before using it.
May 17, 2010 Rebecca Reads Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie and/or Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers
May 18, 2010 Reviews by Lola Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
May 18, 2010 Joyfully Retired Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers
May 19, 2010 Literary Lolita And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
May 20, 2010 Staircase Wit The Crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham
May 20, 2010 Tales of a Capricious Reader Review of an Agatha Christie novel
May 21, 2010 Tell Me A Story Ngaio Marsh – Her Life in Crime by Joanne Drayton and/or Vintage Murder by Ngaio Marsh
May 22, 2010 Bibliosue The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
May 22, 2010 Brimful Bookshelves The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
May 23, 2010 A Few More Pages The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
May 24, 2010 BookLust A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh
May 24, 2010 piningforthewest Death at the President’s Lodging by Michael Innes
May 25, 2010 The Blog Jar Black Plumes by Margery Allingham
May 26, 2010 52 Annual Book Reviews Lament for a Maker by Michael Innes
May 26, 2010 Fleur Fisher Reads The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley
May 27, 2010 Brown Paper The Case of William Smith by Patricia Wentworth
May 28, 2010 A Work in Progress The Mystery of Hunting’s End by Mignon Eberhart
May 28, 2010 Reading, Writing, Working, Playing The Man Who Knew Too Much by G.K. Chesterton
May 29, 2010 Life is a Patchwork Quilt Come Tell Me How You Live by Agatha Christie (autobiography)
May 30, 2010 book-a-rama Murder is Easy by Agatha Christie
May 31, 2010 Sparks’ Notes Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton
May 31, 2010 things mean a lot The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey
June 1, 2010 Notes from the North The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
June 1, 2010 an adventure in reading Vintage Murder by Ngaio Marsh
June 2, 2010 Reading Through Life Reflections on teaching an Agatha Christie novel (And Then There Were None) to inner-city high school students
June 2, 2010 Good Books and Good Wine The Documents In The Case by Dorothy L. Sayers with Robert Eustace
June 3, 2010 The Zen Leaf And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
June 3, 2010 A Striped Armchair The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey
June 4, 2010 So Many Books The Ampersand Papers by Michael Innes
June 4, 2010 Time Enough at Last Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
June 5, 2010 Lizzy’s Literary Life The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
June 5, 2010 Badgerish.net Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
June 6, 2010 Musings A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey
June 6, 2010 Literary Lolita And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
June 7, 2010 Stiletto Storytime The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
June 7, 2010 In Spring it is the Dawn The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
June 8, 2010 A Book Lover Whose Body and/or The Whimsical Christian by Dorothy L. Sayers
June 8, 2010 Classic Mysteries Evidence of Things Seen by Elizabeth Daly
June 9, 2010 My Friend Amy The Innocence of Father Brown by GK Chesterton
June 9, 2010 Books and Chocolate The Hollow Man by John Dickson Carr
June 10, 2010 Bibliolatry The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
June 10, 2010 Shelf Love Before the Fact by Francis Iles
June 11, 2010 justaddbooks Whose Body by Dorothy L. Sayers
June 11, 2010 Linus’s Blanket Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie
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 classicscircuit [at] googlegroups [dot] com. Someone from the Committee will update the schedule.
If you missed sign up and you would like to be added to the schedule at this late point, we still have a few free slots and we can fit you in. Just e-mail us at classicscircuit [at] googlegroups [dot] com.
It’s your turn!
Please tell us what you enjoy about the Classics Circuit and what you’d like to see in the future by filling out the feedback survey. It’s about 15 brief questions, and it shouldn’t take you long.
You don’t need to have participated in tours to fill out the survey, although it may be easier to answer some of the questions if you have been. You just have to be interested in the past and future of the Circuit.
Survey is now closed.
To avoid any confusion, I’ve turned off comments on this post. Please leave your feedback on the survey. The last page has a text box where you can share any general comments you may have.
In March, Georgette Heyer visited the Classics Circuit by visiting a number of blogs around the blogosphere. Did you miss it the first time? Here are the blogs Heyer visited!
March 1, 2010 One Librarian’s Book Reviews Review: Frederica
March 1, 2010 Austenprose Review: Georgette Heyer’s Regency World by Jennifer Kloester
March 2, 2010 Enchanted by Josephine Review: Beauvallet
March 3, 2010 Books and Chocolate Review: Behold, Here’s Poison
March 3, 2010 Michelle’s Masterful Musings Review: Devil’s Cub
March 4, 2010 Sparks’ Notes Review: Friday’s Child
March 5, 2010 Tales from the Reading Room Review: The Private World of Georgette Heyer by Jane Aiken Hodge
March 6, 2010 BookNAround Review: The Grand Sophy
March 7, 2010 Windy Ridge Books Review: Why Shoot a Butler?
March 8, 2010 A Striped Armchair Review: The Unknown Ajax
March 8, 2010 A Book Lover Review: The Convenient Marriage
March 9, 2010 First Impressions: A Tale of Less Pride and Prejudice Review: The Black Sheep
March 10, 2010 Bibliosue Review: The Unfinished Clue
March 11, 2010 Fleur Fisher Reads Review:No Wind of Blame
March 12, 2010 Reviews by Lola Review: Frederica
March 12, 2010 Reading, Writing, Working, Playing Review: Envious Casca
March 13, 2010 Life Is a Patchwork Quilt Review: My Lord John
March 14, 2010 Jenny’s Books Review: The Grand Sophy
March 15, 2010 Booklust Review: Penhallow
March 16, 2010 Carol’s Notebook Review: Cotillion
March 16, 2010 Musings Review: These Old Shades
March 17, 2010 Reading Adventures Review: Devil’s Cub and These Old Shades
March 18, 2010 Blog Jar Review: Royal Escape
March 19, 2010 Reading, Writing and Retirement Review: Friday’s Child
March 20, 2010 Staircase Wit Review: The Grand Sophy
March 21, 2010 Medieval Bookworm Review: The Corinthian
March 22, 2010 Bibliolatry Review: Footsteps in the Dark
March 22, 2010 Linus’s Blanket Review: Frederica
March 24, 2010 Kay’s Bookshelf Review: The Grand Sophy
March 26, 2010 A Few More Pages Review: The Nonesuch
March 27, 2010 A Reader’s Respite Review: The Conquerer
March 28, 2010 Tell Me a Story: Review:Faro’s Daughter
March 29, 2010 Sasha & the Silverfish Review: Arabella
March 30, 2010 Becky’s Book Reviews Review: Sprig Muslin
March 30, 2010 Shelf Love Review: A Civil Contract
March 31, 2010 book-a-rama Review: A Lady of Quality
April is here, which means our celebration of Paris in the Springtime. In the coming week, Emile Zola will be visiting the following blogs.
April 5, 2010 The Blog Jar Thérèse Raquin
April 5, 2010 Heidenkind’s Hideaway Nana
April 6, 2010 The Zen Leaf Germinal
April 6, 2010 Rebecca Reads The Masterpiece
April 7, 2010 Shelf Love Thérèse Raquin
April 7, 2010 Badgerish.Net Le Rêve [The Dream]
April 8, 2010 pages turned Germinal
April 8, 2010 Bibliosue Zola and the Dreyfus Affair
April 9, 2010 Bibliolatry Thérèse Raquin
April 10, 2010 Sparks’ Notes The Ladies Paradise
April 11, 2010 Reviews by Lola Nana