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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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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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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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America's Lost Generation Tour Begins!

The America’s Lost Generation Tour officially begins! The first stops will be here:

Monday, March 21    Sasha & The Silverfish This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Monday, March 21    2606 Books and Counting The Enormous Room by E.E. Cummings
Monday, March 21    A Literary Odyssey The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway

I won’t be posting every day of the tour. Rather, the master schedule will be a sticky note on the Classics Circuit site. Make sure you follow tour participants. I hope this helps you figure out which book you want to read next.

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America's Lost Generation: Tour Schedule

The upcoming tour is going to be wonderful! Here are the planned stops on the tour. If you’d like to join in or if there is an error below, please send me an email at rebecca[at]rebeccareid[dot]com.

Monday, March 21    Sasha & The Silverfish This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Monday, March 21    2606 Books and Counting The Enormous Room by E.E. Cummings
Monday, March 21    A Literary Odyssey The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway

Tuesday, March 22    Bibliosue The Sun Also Rises and A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Tuesday, March 22    Notes from the North “The Waste Land” by T.S. Eliot
Tuesday, March 22    Stiletto Storytime An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
Wednesday, March 23    Mustard Seed Book Reviews A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Thursday, March 24    The Zen Leaf A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Thursday, March 24    1morechapter The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein
Thursday, March 24    The Reading Life Something by Sherwoood Anderson

Friday, March 25    Dolce Bellezza “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Friday, March 25    pages turned “Spotted Horses” by William Faulkner
Friday, March 25    C’est la vie! Short stories by Ernest Hemingway

Saturday, March 26     The Story Girl Something by Ernest Hemingway
Saturday, March 26      Time’s Flow Stemmed As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

Sunday, March 27    Booksploring Save Me the Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald
Sunday, March 27    Hungry Like the Woolf Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos

Monday, March 28    Nonsuch Book The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Monday, March 28    Bread Crumb Reads “Eeldrop and Appleplex” by T.S. Eliot
Monday, March 28     bibliographing Lucy Church Amiably by Gertrude Stein

Tuesday, March 29    Fitzgerald Musings Winter Dreams or May Day by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tuesday, March 29    Wordy Evidence of the Fact Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot or True at First Light by Ernest Hemingway

Wednesday, March 30    Just Add Books To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
Wednesday, March 30    Shelf Love The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos
Wednesday, March 30    An Armchair by the Sea Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thursday, March 31    things mean a lot Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Thursday, March 31    Evening All Afternoon Paris France by Gertrude Stein
Thursday, March 31    Rebecca Reads For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

Friday, April 1    Fat Books & Thin Women Three Lives by Gertrude Stein
Friday, April 1        A Book Lover Something by T. S. Eliot
Friday, April 1    Nisaba Be Praised Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Friday, April 1    Capricious Reader Something by Zelda or Scott Fitzgerald

Saturday, April 2    Lifetime Reading Plan The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Saturday, April 2    Life is a Patchwork Quilt A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Saturday, April 2    Sparksmarks “The Wasteland” by T.S. Eliot

Sunday, April 3    Breathing Space The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald or A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Sunday, April 3    Fig and Thistle Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation
Sunday, April 3    Notorious Spinks Talks Books Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway

 

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Ancient Greeks Tour in Progress

We are now a third of the way through our Ancient Greeks tour, and there is another week of posts coming. Have you been following it? Don’t worry if you haven’t yet. Start now. The tour schedule is a sticky post on the blog. See it here. Each day, visit the Classics Circuit page to see which bloggers are welcoming the Ancient Greeks to their blog.

Enjoy!

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Ancient Greeks Tour Schedule

The button for the Ancient Greeks Tour is a statue of Achilles’ last stand. I personally find Achilles as portrayed in The Iliad very fascinating, so I’m glad that folks on twitter seemed to like this picture best! This statue stands in Hyde Park in London and is dedicated by King George III to the Duke of Wellington for victorious battles. The picture was taken by flickr user swanksalot (Seth Anderson) and is used under creative Common License with attribution.

I’m really excited to read everyone’s posts about the classics Greek works, most of which I personally have not read yet. Below is the current schedule.

Do you want to join in too? We’d love to add you to the schedule! Send an email to rebecca [at] rebeccareid [dot] com with your blog name and url, the work you’d like to post about, and any date preferences.

Wednesday, January 26    Lifetime Reading Plan shares thoughts on “Who was Homer?”
Wednesday, January 26    Badgerish.Net writes about The Odyssey by Homer
Wednesday, January 26     Aurelia writes about Electra by Sophocles and/or Euripides

Thursday, January 27        2606 Books and counting writes about Lysistrata by Aristophanes
Thursday, January 27        Shelf Love writes about The Oresteia by Aeschylus
Thursday, January 27        The Literary Rapport writes about the character Electra in Euripides and Sophocles

Friday, January 28    Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog writes about The Odyssey by Homer
Friday, January 28    fictional100 writes about Oedipus the King by Sophocles

Saturday, January 29    Pining for the West writes about Protagoras and Meno by Plato
Saturday, January 29    Sasha and the Silverfish writes about a play (undecided) by Euripides
Saturday, January 29     Rebecca Reads writes about Poetics by Aristotle

Sunday, January 30     pages turned writes about Plato’s Selected Myths
Sunday, January 30    Breathing Space writes about Lysistrata by Aristophanes

Monday, January 31    First Impressions writes about The Orestia by Aeschylus
Monday, January 31    Moored at Sea writes about Hippocrates

Tuesday, February 1    A Striped Armchair writes about Grief Lessons: Four plays by Euripides trans by Anne Carson
Tuesday, February 1    Libellule writes about The Birds by Aristophanes

Wednesday, February 2    The Reading Life writes about The Bacchae by Eurpidies
Wednesday, February 2    Fat Books & Thin Women writes about The Frogs by Aristophanes

Thursday, February 3    Stiletto Storytime writes about The Histories of Herodotus’
Thursday, February 3    Notes from the North writes about Medea by Euripides
Thursday, February 3    Read the Book writes about The Iliad by Homer

Friday, February 4    A Literary Odyssey writes about Lysistrata by Aristophanes
Friday, February 4    A Common Reader writes about The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
Friday, February 4    Bibliophilopolis writes about Anabasis by Xenophon

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Anthony Trollope Tour

Welcome to our Anthony Trollope tour! It will run from Monday, December 6 to Friday, December 17. Check back here to see which blogs Mr Trollope will visit each day during the tour.

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, also 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
Tuesday, December 7 Bibliophiliac The Prime Minister

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

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
Sunday, December 12  Tony’s Reading List He Knew He Was Right

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

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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Currently Touring! Meiji-Era Japanese Classics

Tomorrow begins our Meiji-era Japanese classics tour!

Check in each day this week to  click over to the blogs featuring Meiji Classics. We hope you enjoy following the tour!
Don’t forget: If you wanted to join the Trollope tour, make sure you sign up before Wednesday night.

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

Paperback Reader I Am a Cat 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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Land of the Rising Sun: Meiji-era Japanese Classics

Our Meiji-era Japanese classics tour will run from November 1 until November 5.

The button from the tour comes from a 1898 photograph by T. Emani, a respected Meiji-era photographer. Mount Fuji is in the distance. Apparently, this spot is today the center of a busy interstate, convenience stores, and car dealerships. It reminds us of the different era that was Meiji Japan. For more information on the picture, see Okinawa Soba’s photostream on flickr.

Below is the schedule for this tour. I look forward to learning more from you, as there are a variety of works represented. I hope you too enjoy following the tour.

If you are coming here late and would like to add your name to the schedule or if you think there is an error below, please send me an email at rebecca[at]rebeccareid[dot]com and I will fix it.

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

Paperback Reader I Am a Cat 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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