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Gothic Lit Tour in Retrospect

Although Halloween is over, you still have a lot of Gothic literature blog posts you can read about. If you missed any of the stops on the tour, here is the list of permalinks to participants posts! I personally had a hard time keeping up this tour, but I look forward to visiting each blog this week and seeing just what you had to say about the Gothic classics!

Full list of tour stops after the jump.

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Gothic Literature Tour: Touring Now!

It’s officially October, which means our Gothic Literature Classics Circuit tour will be coming very soon, beginning in just two weeks. Below (after the jump), you will find the schedule for this very full tour!

I hope you enjoy following the tour as it comes. It’s bound to bring us into the proper mood for this Halloween season.

As always, if you note a mistake on this schedule or if you change your mind about the book you’d like to post on, please send me an email at rebecca[at]rebeccareid[dot]com.

When you do post feel free to send a link to @classicscirc on twitter and I’ll retweet it for others to find!

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Coming Soon: Gothic Lit

As you plan your reading for the coming months, please take note that the last two weeks of October (tentatively planned for October 17-28) will feature a tour of Pre-Victorian Gothic Literature (published before about 1840)

Pre-Victorian Gothic literature includes

  • The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole’s
  • The Mysteries of Udolpho or The Romance of the Forest by Anne Radcliffe
  • The Monk by Matthew Lewis
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • And much more.

We’ll be preparing an introductory form with more reading ideas, book summaries, and links to online reviews.  Sign up will begin (probably) at the end of next week. Stay tuned!

If you want to help pull together book lists, write book summaries, and/or find quotes from bloggers or reviewers online, please send me an email at rebecca[at]rebeccareid[dot]com.

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John Steinbeck in Retrospect

Have you missed any of the stops on the John Steinbeck tour? Check out the permalinks below and enjoy reviewing all the books that have been discussed during the tour.

Thanks to all who participated! Stay tuned for more information about an upcoming tour.

 

Monday, August 15

Bibliographing The Acts of King Arthur (permalink)

Becky’s Book Reviews The Grapes of Wrath (permalink)

2606 Books and Counting Travels with Charley (permalink)

 

Tuesday, August 16

Ardent Reader Grapes of Wrath (permalink)

things mean a lot Of Mice and Men (permalink)

 

Wednesday, August 17

Caribousmom John Steinbeck’s Letters (permalink)

A Literary Odyssey The Winter of Our Discontent (permalink)

Seagreen Reader Cannery Row (permalink)

 

Thursday, August 18

Book Clutterer Pastures of Heaven (permalink)

I read. Do you? Travels with Charley (permalink)

The Reading Life The Pearl (permalink)

The Book Project The Grapes of Wrath (permalink)

 

Friday, August 19

Kristi Loves Books Cannery Row (permalink)

The Avid Reader’s Musing Sweet Thursday (permalink)

Shelf Love Travels with Charley (permalink)

 

Saturday, August 20

Six Great Books Grapes of Wrath (permalink)

Pining for the West Travels with Charley (permalink)

 

Sunday, August 21

Stiletto Storytime The Pearl (permalink)

Read the Book Of Mice and Men (permalink)

 

Monday, August 22

The Story Girl The Grapes of Wrath (permalink)

Words And Peace Of Mice and Men (permalink)

 

Tuesday, August 23

fictional100 The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights (permalink)

Reading Thru The Night East of Eden (permalink)

Meditations of a Teenage Philosopher East of Eden, Tortilla Flat, The Winter of Our Discontent (permalink)

 

Wednesday, August 24

An Armchair by the Sea East of Eden (permalink)

Laura’s Reviews Short Story: “Flight” (permalink)

Connie at The Blue Bookcase Travels with Charley (permalink)

 

Thursday, August 25

Reading, Writing, Working, Playing Cannery Row, Sweet Tuesday (permalink)

Rebecca Reads The Grapes of Wrath (permalink)

Christina at the Blue Bookcase Of Mice and Men (permalink)

 

Friday, August 26

Joyfully Retired The Long Valley (permalink)

Books and Chocolate A Russian Journal and/or some other work (permalink)

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Steinbeck Classics Circuit

On Monday, we begin our Steinbeck Classics Circuit Tour. The following sites are where John Steinbeck will be visiting on each day. Check back each morning to click over to the reviews. Thanks for following the tour, and enjoy!

Monday, August 15

Bibliographing The Acts of King Arthur

Becky’s Book Reviews The Grapes of Wrath

2606 Books and Counting Travels with Charley

 

Tuesday, August 16

Ardent Reader East of Eden or Wayward Bus or Grapes of Wrath

things mean a lot Of Mice and Men

 

Wednesday, August 17

Caribousmom John Steinbeck’s Letters

A Literary Odyssey The Grapes of Wrath or The Winter of Our Discontent

Seagreen Reader Cannery Row

 

Thursday, August 18

Book Clutterer Cannery Row, Pastures of Heaven, or Tortilla Flat

I read. Do you? Travels with Charley

The Reading Life The Pearl

The Book Project The Grapes of Wrath

 

Friday, August 19

Kristi Loves Books Cannery Row

The Avid Reader’s Musing Sweet Thursday

Shelf Love Travels with Charley

 

Saturday, August 20

Six Great Books Grapes of Wrath

Pining for the West Travels with Charley

 

Sunday, August 21

Stiletto Storytime The Pearl

Read the Book Of Mice and Men

 

Monday, August 22

The Things We Read The Winter of Our Discontent or The Russian Journal

The Story Girl The Grapes of Wrath or Of Mice and Men

Words And Peace Of Mice and Men

 

Tuesday, August 23

fictional100 The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

Reading Thru The Night East of Eden

Meditations of a Teenage Philosopher East of Eden, Tortilla Flat, The Winter of Our Discontent

 

Wednesday, August 24

An Armchair by the Sea East of Eden

Laura’s Reviews Short Story: “Flight”

Connie at The Blue Bookcase The Pearl and/or Travels with Charley

 

Thursday, August 25

Reading, Writing, Working, Playing Cannery Row, Sweet Tuesday

Rebecca Reads The Grapes of Wrath

Christina at the Blue Bookcase Of Mice and Men

 

Friday, August 26

Breathing Space The Grapes of Wrath

Joyfully Retired The Long Valley

Books and Chocolate A Russian Journal and/or some other work

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Coming Soon….John Steinbeck


John Steinbeck

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.

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Jane Austen vs Charles Dickens Round Up!

Happy June everyone!

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

Sasha & The SilverfishPersuasion by Jane Austen
First ImpressionsHenry and Eliza by Jane Austen
Six Great BooksOliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Monday, May 9

Adventures of An Intrepid ReaderSense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
The Story GirlA Tale of Two Cities by Charles and Dickens
The Blue BookcasePersuasion by Jane Austen

Tuesday, May 10

Reviews by LolaLady Susan by Jane Austen

Wednesday, May 11

Armchair by the SeaEmma by Jane Austen
BloomerThe Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
Fleur FisherThe Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

Thursday, May 12

The Reading LifeSketches by Boz by Charles and Dickens
Your Move, DickensNorthanger Abbey by Jane Austen
PeetsweaA Tale of Two Cities by Charles and Dickens

Friday, May 13

Birdbrain(ed) Book BlogNorthanger Abbey by Jane Austen & The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
fictional 100 - Ghosts of Scrooges Past: Revisiting ”A Christmas Carol”

Saturday, May 14

Lifetime Reading PlanLady Susan by Jane Austen
Stiletto StorytimeA Tale of Two Orphans a comparison of the main characters of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
She Reads NovelsPersuasion by Jane Austen &  The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles and Dickens

Sunday, May 15
A Fair Substitute For Heaven - Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Ardent Reader - Emma by Jane Austen

Monday, May 16

The Time of Your LifeA Tale of Two Cities by Charles and Dickens
Fairy RevelEmma by Jane Austen
seagreen readerSense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
BibliophiliacOur Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

Tuesday, May 17
A Literary OdysseyHard Times by Charles Dickens
Becky’s Book Reviews – Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen & The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

Wednesday, May 18

ChrisbookaramaHard Times by Charles Dickens
Notes from the North - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Bread Crumb ReadsPersuasion by Jane Austen &  A Tale of Two Cities by Charles and Dickens

Thursday, May 19

Reading Writing Working, PlayingHard Times by Charles Dickens
Reading Thru The NightGreat Expectations by Charles Dickens
Dolce BellezaNorthanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Friday, May 20

Rebecca ReadsThe Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Things Mean A LotHard Times by Charles Dickens
JA Film ClubSense 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

Books and ChocolateDombey & Son by Charles Dickens
A Room of One’s Own – Persuasion by Jane Austen & Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Reading Rambo The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens

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Dueling Authors: Austen vs. Dickens Tour Schedule

Sunday, May 8

Sasha & The SilverfishPersuasion by Jane Austen
First ImpressionsJuvenalia by Jane Austen
Six Great BooksOliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Monday, May 9

Adventures of An Intrepid ReaderSense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
The Story GirlA Tale of Two Cities by Charles and Dickens
The Blue BookcasePersuasion by Jane Austen

Tuesday, May 10

nomadreaderPride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Reviews by LolaLady Susan by Jane Austen

Wednesday, May 11

Armchair by the SeaEmma by Jane Austen
BloomerThe Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
Fleur FisherThe Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

Thursday, May 12

The Reading LifePersuasion by Jane Austen &  Sketches by Boz by Charles and Dickens
Your Move, DickensNorthanger Abbey by Jane Austen
PeetsweaA Tale of Two Cities by Charles and Dickens

Friday, May 13

Birdbrain(ed) Book BlogNorthanger Abbey by Jane Austen & The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
fictional 100 - Ghosts of Scrooges Past: Revisiting “A Christmas Carol”

Saturday, May 14

Lifetime Reading PlanLady Susan by Jane Austen
Stiletto StorytimeA Tale of Two Orphans a comparison of the main characters of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
She Reads NovelsPersuasion by Jane Austen &  The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles and Dickens

Sunday, May 15
A Fair Substitute For Heaven - Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Ardent Reader - Emma by Jane Austen
Cellophane DreamThe Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens

Monday, May 16

The Time of Your LifeA Tale of Two Cities by Charles and Dickens
Fairy RevelEmma by Jane Austen
seagreen readerSense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
BibliophiliacOur Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

Tuesday, May 17
A Literary OdysseyHard Times by Charles Dickens
Fig and ThistleLittle Dorrit by Charles Dickens
Becky’s Book ReviewsNorthanger Abbey by Jane Austen & The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

Wednesday, May 18

ChrisbookaramaHard Times by Charles Dickens
Notes from the North - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Bread Crumb ReadsPersuasion by Jane Austen &  A Tale of Two Cities by Charles and Dickens

Thursday, May 19

Reading Writing Working, PlayingHard Times by Charles Dickens
Read The Book - Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen & Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
Reading Thru The NightGreat Expectations by Charles Dickens
Dolce BellezaNorthanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Friday, May 20

Rebecca ReadsThe Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Things Mean A LotHard Times by Charles Dickens
JA Film ClubSense 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

Books and ChocolateDombey & Son by Charles Dickens
A Room of One’s Own – Persuasion by Jane Austen & Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Reading RamboThe Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens

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