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The Golden Age of Detective Fiction on Tour

Beginning Monday, May 17, 2010, The Golden Age of Detective Fiction will be going on a virtual tour of the blogosphere. Check out these participating blogs where you’ll find reviews of a number detective novels from the 1920s and 1930s, as well as general information the era.

Feel free to use the button (or perhaps make your own if you’re so inclined). Please download it to your computer before using it.

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 19, 2010 Literary Lolita And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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

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 52 Annual Book Reviews 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 28, 2010 Reading, Writing, Working, Playing The Man Who Knew Too Much by G.K. Chesterton

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

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

June 7, 2010 Stiletto Storytime The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

June 7, 2010 In Spring it is the Dawn The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

June 8, 2010 A Book Lover Whose Body and/or The Whimsical Christian by Dorothy L. Sayers

June 8, 2010 Classic Mysteries Evidence of Things Seen by Elizabeth Daly

June 9, 2010 My Friend Amy The Innocence of Father Brown by GK Chesterton

June 9, 2010 Books and Chocolate The Hollow Man by John Dickson Carr

June 10, 2010 Bibliolatry The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

June 10, 2010 Shelf Love Before the Fact by Francis Iles

June 11, 2010 justaddbooks Whose Body by Dorothy L. Sayers

June 11, 2010 Linus’s Blanket Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie

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.

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This Week in the Tour: Emile Zola

April is here, which means our celebration of Paris in the Springtime. In the coming week, Emile Zola will be visiting the following blogs.

April 5, 2010        The Blog Jar Thérèse Raquin

April 5, 2010        Heidenkind’s Hideaway Nana

April 6, 2010        The Zen Leaf Germinal

April 6, 2010        Rebecca Reads The Masterpiece

April 7, 2010        Shelf Love Thérèse Raquin

April 7, 2010        Badgerish.Net Le Rêve [The Dream]

April 8, 2010        pages turned Germinal

April 8, 2010        Bibliosue Zola and the Dreyfus Affair

April 9, 2010        Bibliolatry Thérèse Raquin

April 10, 2010     Sparks’ Notes The Ladies Paradise

April 11, 2010     Reviews by Lola Nana

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This Week on the Tour: Georgette Heyer Week Five

This last, short week for Georgette Heyer sees her stopping at these great blogs.

March 29, 2010 Sasha & the Silverfish Review: Arabella
March 30, 2010 Becky’s Book Reviews Review: Venetia or Sylvester
March 30, 2010 Shelf Love Review: A Civil Contract
March 31, 2010 book-a-rama Review: A Lady of Quality

Remember to sign up for The Golden Age of Detective Fiction tour.

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This Week in the Tour: Georgette Heyer Week Four

Georgette Heyer continues her tour this week with stops at these great blogs.

March 22, 2010 Bibliolatry Review: Footsteps in the Dark
March 22, 2010 Linus’s Blanket Review: Frederica
March 23, 2010 Laura’s Reviews Review: The Foundling
March 24, 2010 Kay’s Bookshelf : Undecided Heyer
March 25, 2010 Queen of Happy Endings Review: Arabella or Friday’s Child or The Grand Sophy or Cousin Kate
March 26, 2010 A Few More Pages Review: The Nonesuch
March 27, 2010 A Reader’s Respite Review: The Conquerer
March 28, 2010 Tell Me a Story Review: Faro’s Daughter or The Grand Sophy or Devil’s Cub or Arabella or The Talisman Ring
March 28, 2010 Stephanie’s Confessions of a Bookaholic Review: Footsteps in the Dark or Why Shoot a Butler?

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This Week in the Tour: Georgette Heyer Week Three

Georgette Heyer continues her tour this week with stops at these great blogs.

March 15, 2010 Booklust Review: Penhallow
March 16, 2010 Carol’s Notebook Review: Cotillion
March 16, 2010 Musings Review: These Old Shades
March 17, 2010 Reading Adventures Review: Devil’s Cub
March 18, 2010 Blog Jar Review: Royal Escape
March 19, 2010 Reading, Writing and Retirement Review: Friday’s Child
March 20, 2010 Staircase Wit Review: The Grand Sophy or Devil’s Cub
March 21, 2010 Medieval Bookworm Review: Cotillion

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This Week in the Tour: Georgette Heyer Week Two

If you haven’t already, make sure you sign up for the Alexandre Dumas tour. Sign up ends on Friday, March 12.

As for this month’s tour, Georgette Heyer continues her round of the blogosphere this week. Check out these great posts!

March 8, 2010 A Striped Armchair Review: The Unknown Ajax
March 8, 2010 A Book Lover Review: The Convenient Marriage
March 9, 2010 First Impressions: A Tale of Less Pride and Prejudice Review: The Black Sheep
March 10, 2010 Bibliosue Review: The Unfinished Clue and Royal Escape
March 11, 2010 Fleur Fisher Reads Review: No Wind of Blame
March 12, 2010 Reviews by Lola Review: Frederica
March 12, 2010 Reading, Writing, Working, Playing Review: Envious Casca
March 13, 2010 Life Is a Patchwork Quilt Review: My Lord John
March 14, 2010 Jenny’s Books Review: The Grand Sophy

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Paris in the Spring: Emile Zola on Tour

Beginning Monday, April 5, 2010, Emile Zola will be going on a virtual tour of the blogosphere. Check out these participating blogs where you’ll find reviews of a number his works, as well as general information posts about this classic author.

We have two buttons for this tour. The first is taken from the painting called Paris Street: Rainy Day and painted in 1877 by Zola’s contemporary Gustave Caillebotte (see Wikipedia). The second, possibly more fitting, button is taken from an early cover of Zola’s novel Germinal (also used via Wikipedia public domain).

Tour participants should feel free to use the buttons to promote the Circuit on their blog; please download to your own computer first.

April 5, 2010        The Blog Jar Thérèse Raquin

April 5, 2010        Heidenkind’s Hideaway Nana

April 6, 2010        The Zen Leaf Germinal

April 6, 2010        Rebecca Reads The Masterpiece

April 7, 2010        Shelf Love Thérèse Raquin

April 7, 2010        Badgerish.Net Le Rêve [The Dream]

April 8, 2010        pages turned Germinal

April 8, 2010        Bibliosue Zola and the Dreyfus Affair

April 9, 2010        Bibliolatry Thérèse Raquin

April 10, 2010     Sparks’ Notes The Ladies Paradise

April 11, 2010     Reviews by Lola Nana

April 12, 2010     Pining for the West Germinal

April 14, 2010     Tales from the Reading Room Zola and Naturalism

April 14, 2010     Stiletto Storytime The Ladies’ Paradise [Au Bonheur des Dames] and Nana

April 15, 2010     Musings Thérèse Raquin

April 15, 2010     Good Books & Good Wine Germinal

April 17, 2010     Lakeside Musing The Ladies’ Paradise

April 18, 2010     Medieval Bookworm Germinal

April 19, 2010     Wuthering Expectations Thérèse Raquin

April 19, 2010     A Striped Armchair The Ladies’ Paradise

April 20, 2010     Tell Me A Story Nana

April 21, 2010     Caribousmom Thérèse Raquin

April 22, 2010     Paperback Reader Thérèse Raquin

April 22, 2010     The Reading Life Nana

April 23, 2010     Evening All Afternoon Germinal (French edition)

April 23, 2010     A Few of My Favorite Books The Kill

April 24, 2010     Books and Chocolate The Belly of Paris

April 25, 2010     BookLust The Fortune of the Rougons

April 25, 2010     52annualbookreviews Lourdes

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, let us know and we can still fit you in.

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Georgette Heyer Visits the Circuit: Week One

Not only does sign up begin today for the Dumas Classics Circuit, but it also is day one of the Georgette Heyer tour! Check out these reviews throughout the week and find your next read!

March 1, 2010 One Librarian’s Book Reviews Review: Frederica
March 1, 2010 Austenprose Review: Georgette Heyer’s Regency World by Jennifer Kloester
March 2, 2010 Enchanted by Josephine Review: Beauvallet
March 3, 2010 Books and Chocolate Review: Behold, Here’s Poison
March 3, 2010 Michelle’s Masterful Musings Review: Devil’s Cub
March 4, 2010 Sparks’ Notes Review: Friday’s Girl
March 5, 2010 Tales from the Reading Room Review: The Private World of Georgette Heyer by Jane Aiken Hodge
March 6, 2010 BookNAround Review: The Grand Sophy
March 7, 2010 Windy Ridge Books Review: Why Shoot a Butler?

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This Week in the Circuit: Harlem Renaissance Week Four

Our celebration of the Harlem Renaissance comes to an end this week. We hope you have enjoyed it and found your next read! Make sure you check out these last posts.

February 22, 2010   Michelle’s Masterful Musings When Washington Was in Vogue by Edward Christopher Williams

February 23, 20101  BrownGirl BookSpeak There Is Confusion by Jessie Fauset

February 24, 2010    Wuthering Expectations The Conjure Woman by Charles Chesnutt

February 25, 2010    Linus’s Blanket Stories by Zora Neale Hurston

February 26, 2010    My Friend Amy Quicksand by Nella Larson

February 26, 2010   things mean a lot Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston

February 27, 2010    Bookgazing Gentleman Jigger by Bruce Nugent

February 28, 2010    BookLust The House Behind the Cedars by Charles Chesnutt

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This Week in the Tour: Harlem Renaissance Week Three

The Harlem Renaissance tour continues this week by visiting the following sites.

February 15, 2010   Nonsuch Book Harlem Renaissance poetry from Fire!

February 16, 2010   Notes from the North The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois

February 17, 2010   Becky’s Book Reviews Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston

February 17, 2010   Notorious Spinks Talks Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance by Bruce Nugent and the movie Brother to Brother

February 18, 2010   The Things We Read Passing by Nella Larsen

February 19, 2010   Reviews by Lola Passing by Nella Larsen

February 20, 2010  Gimme More Books! The Conjure-Man Dies by Rudolph Fisher

February 21, 2010   book-a-rama Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

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