Archive for May, 2010
It’s the third week of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction tour. Check out these stops to learn more about the great mysteries of the 20s and 30s.
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
Beginning Monday, June 21, 2010, we’ll be celebrating White Nights on the Neva as Imperial Russian Literature goes on a virtual tour of the blogosphere. Check out these participating blogs where you’ll find reviews.
The button for this tour is a picture of St. Petersburg and the Neva River on a “white night.” It was taken by Incandenzafied of Flickr and used under a Creative Common License. The caption for this image on Flickr? “Yep, real pretty there.” Feel free to use the button to promote your participation in the blog tour. Please download it to your computer first.
Saturday, June 26 Books and Chocolate The Shooting Party or short story collection by Anton Chekhov
Monday, June 28 Shelf Love The Cherry Orchard by Chekhov
Wednesday, July 7 Fleur Fisher Reads Fathers and Sons by Turgenev
Thursday, July 8 First Impressions: A Tale of Less Pride and Prejudice Ward No. 6 and Other Stories by Anton Checkhov
Thursday, July 8 Sparks’ Notes Anna Karenina by Tolstoy
Saturday, July 10 my books. my life. The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy
Sunday, July 11 Ardent Reader Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Sunday, July 11 Rob Around Books Chekhov’s characters
Friday, July 16 Rebecca Reads Selections from the Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian Reader
Friday, July 16 The Zen Leaf Dead Souls by Gogol
Friday, July 16 A Book Lover The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky
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.
This is the second week of our Golden Age of Detective Fiction tour. Check out these blogs during the week to learn about the great mysteries of the 20s and 30s.
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 Review, Rewrite, and Rewind 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 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
Today marks the beginning of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction tour. Here are the tour stops for the week:
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 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
Here’s a list of what you might have missed these three weeks of Dumas’ touring the blogosphere:
April 19, 2010
Reading Through Life: a post about Dumas’ relevance to young readers today
April 21, 2010
book-a-rama: review of The Wolf Leader
First Impressions: A Tale of Less Pride and Prejudice: review of The Companions of Jehu
April 29, 2010
Wuthering Expectations: review of A Gossip on a Novel of Dumas’s by Robert Louis Stevenson
On June 21, we will begin a new Classics Circuit, the White Nights on the Neva: Russian Imperial Literature. Depending on the number of people who sign up, it will run for three or four weeks, that is, until July 11 or July 17.
The nineteenth century is generally known as the “golden era” of Russian literature, and this tour is our opportunity to embrace it. Romanticism flourished with Alexander Pushkin’s poetry, followed by many other poets, such as Mikhail Lermontov. For those outside of Russia, the prose writers are possibly more well known: Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and Anton Chekhov, as well as Goncharov.
While on this information page we highlight some of the most well known novels and stories by these authors, any author or writing from the golden age of Russian literature (19th century) is suitable for the tour. This list is just to give you ideas and get you started if you are a newbie. Some of these works are quite long, but most authors also wrote short stories. Choose something you have time to read for the Circuit and enjoy! For more information and other authors you may want to consider, see Wikipedia.
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If you missed sign up and would still like to participate in the tour, please send an email to the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see if we can add you to the schedule.
All good things come to an end, so here we are, in the last week of the Dumas Tour. His last (but definitely not least) stops are as follows:
May 3, 2010 FLY HIGH! The Black Tulip
May 4, 2010 Shelf Love The Count of Monte Cristo
May 4, 2010 Fleur Fisher Reads 1001 Ghosts
May 5, 2010 The Reading Life Georges
May 5, 2010 Daily Words and Acts The Count of Monte Cristo
May 6, 2010 A Book Lover The Three Musketeers
May 8, 2010 The Blog Jar The Count of Monte Cristo
May 9, 2010 It’s All About Books Twenty Years After