Archive for November, 2010

Coming in January: Ancient Greek Classics Circuit

The result of the poll is the Ancient Greeks! Our late January Classics Circuit will focus on welcoming the Ancient Greeks to the blogosphere.

Sign up for the Ancient Greek Circuit will be in the middle of December. Check back in a few weeks to sign up. And don’t forget to follow the Trollope tour, starting December 6!

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Choose the Next Circuit: Ancient Classics Survey

Although I haven’t yet determined the exact dates, January’s Classics Circuit will run at the end of January. It’s time for the Classics Circuit to hearken back to the first definition of “Classic,” those works of classical antiquity.

classic: A literary work of Ancient Greece or Rome” (, “classic” definition 1)

Our January tour will focus either on the Greek Classics or the Roman Classics.

It’s All Greek to Me: The Ancient Greeks wrote epic poetry, plays, and histories, including Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Herodotus, and Sappho.

Roman Holiday: From Virgil to Horace, Ovid, Seneca, and Apuleius, the Romans’ poetry, epigrams, essays, and plays have an integral spot in the Western canon.

Which would you like to see featured on the Circuit?

SURVERY is closed. The next tour will feature the ANCIENT GREEKS.

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Coming Soon: Anthony Trollope Tour

Our Anthony Trollope tour will run from Monday, December 6 to Friday, December 17.

Our button comes from the frontspiece of the first publication of The Last Chronicle of Barset (published 1867).

Here are the blogs Mr. Trollope will be visiting each day.

If you think there is an error below, please leave a comment or send me an email at rebecca[at]rebeccareid[dot]com.  If you’d like to join the tour, please send me an email.

Monday, December 6   things mean a lot Framley Parsonage
Monday, December 6    Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog Miss Mackenzie or Mr. Scarborough’s Family.
Monday, December 6  2,606 Books and counting…… The West Indies and the Spanish Main

Tuesday, December 7  First impressions The Bertrams
Tuesday, December 7  Classics in Context The Claverings

Wednesday, December 8 Lifetime Reading Plan Rachel Ray
Wednesday, December 8 A Few of My Favourite Books Can You Forgive Her?

Thursday, December 9  Fig and Thistle He Knew He Was Right
Thursday, December 9 Desperate Reader Doctor Thorne

Friday, December 10 A Few More Pages The Two Heroines of Plumplington
Friday, December 10 Pining for the West The Belton Estate

Saturday, December 11  Becky’s Book Reviews Lady Anna
Saturday, December 11   Musings Barchester Towers

Sunday, December 12  Stiletto Storytime “Christmas at Thompson Hall”
Sunday, December 12  Reading, Writing, Working, Playing The Warden

Monday, December 13 pages turned The Way We Live Now
Monday, December 13  She Reads Novels Barchester Towers

Tuesday, December 14  Reading Life Cousin Henry
Tuesday, December 14 just add books The Way We Live Now

Wednesday, December 15 Mustard Seed Book Reviews The Christmas Stories (or The Warden)
Wednesday, December 15 Fleur Fisher in her world Cousin Henry
Wednesday, December 15 Books and Chocolate Barchester Towers

Thursday, December 16 Caribousmom The Warden
Thursday, December 16   A Literary Odyssey Barchester Towers
Thursday, December 16  Shelf Love He Knew He Was Right

Friday, December 17 Rebecca Reads Phineas Finn
Friday, December 17     It’s All About Books The Way We Live Now
Friday, December 17 nomadreader The Warden

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Land of the Rising Sun: Meiji-era Japanese Classics In Retrospect

Our Meiji-Japan tour is over, and we sure had a great time following it!

Below are permalinks to the blogger’s posts that were a part of this tour. I hope you

Monday, November 1

Shelf Love I Am a Cat by Sōseki Natsume
Rebecca Reads Short stories by Ichiyō Higuchi

Tuesday, November 2

nomadreader Tower of London: Tales of Victorian London by Sōseki Natsume
Genji Press Exotic Japanese Stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
Mustard Seed Book Reviews Ukigumo [Floating Cloud] by Futabeatei Shimei

Wednesday, November 3

Stiletto Storytime I Am a Cat by Sōseki Natsume
2,606 Books and Counting Heredity of Taste by Sōseki Natsume

Thursday, November 4

The Reading Life Short Stories of Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
Bookie Mee Short Stories of Mori Ogai
Booksploring Botchan by Sōseki Natsume

Friday, November 5

In Spring it is the Dawn Japanese Gothic Tales by Kyōka Izumi

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