Archive for June, 2011
It’s time for another tour! This time, we’re celebrating the writings of John Steinbeck.
John Steinbeck lived from 1902 to 1968, writing more than two dozen books, including fiction, nonfiction, and stories. Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize in 1940 for The Grapes of Wrath, and in 1962, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, an award given to an author with the best body of work.
I’d like to thank Karen from Books and Chocolate for her help in compiling this information.
The button is a government image of an Okie family packing up their car to travel out of the dust bowl during the Great Depression. Since this is the subject Steinbeck’s Pultizer Prize-winning novel (The Grapes of Wrath), it seemed a significant image to use to promote our own tour around the blogosphere. Feel free to download the button for your own use.
Although the tour dates are not determined yet, the tour will probably run beginning August 15 and going until about August 26, depending on how many people have signed up. We will email an assigned day. You are to post on your blog on your assigned day.
If you are coming to this late and would really like to participate, send an email to rebecca[at]rebeccareid[dot]com with your blog url, the book you’d like to write about, and your available days. Please contact me before the tour begins.
Coming soon is a tour celebrating the writings of John Steinbeck! Sign up will be in the coming week or two, and the tour will run the last weeks of July or early August.
If you’d like to help pull together the introductory document about John Steinbeck, send me an email at rebecca[at]rebeccareid[dot]com. Help is needed mostly this coming week.
Blog titles below link to bloggers’ post for the Jane Austen vs Charles Dickens Circuit. I hope you enjoy looking over all the posts, and a big thanks to all who participated! This was a very close call and I ‘m not sure how close we are to declaring a winner. We have to put it up for a vote! So please take the time to think about your experiences with these authors and watch out for our tie breaking poll at the end of the week. And of course stay tuned for the next Classics Circuit tour.
Sunday, May 8
Monday, May 9
Tuesday, May 10
Reviews by Lola – Lady Susan by Jane Austen
Wednesday, May 11
Thursday, May 12
Friday, May 13
Saturday, May 14
Lifetime Reading Plan – Lady Susan by Jane Austen
Stiletto Storytime – A Tale of Two Orphans a comparison of the main characters of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
She Reads Novels – Persuasion by Jane Austen & The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles and Dickens
Monday, May 16
The Time of Your Life – A Tale of Two Cities by Charles and Dickens
Fairy Revel – Emma by Jane Austen
seagreen reader – Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Bibliophiliac – Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
Tuesday, May 17
A Literary Odyssey – Hard Times by Charles Dickens
Becky’s Book Reviews – Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen & The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Wednesday, May 18
Thursday, May 19
Friday, May 20
Rebecca Reads – The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Things Mean A Lot – Hard Times by Charles Dickens
JA Film Club – Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen & Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Lizzy’s Literary Life - The Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi by Charles Dickesn
Saturday, May 21