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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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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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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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America's Lost Generation Tour: In Retrospect

Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Gertrude Stein, to name a few, had a lot of fun touring the blogosphere for the last two weeks! See where the authors of the Lost Generation visited in retrospect. Did you miss any of it?

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
Wednesday, March 23    Dolce Bellezza: “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thursday, March 24    The Zen Leaf: A Moveable Feast by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Thursday, March 24    The Reading Life: “Hands” from Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwoood Anderson

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: The Old Man and The Sea 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    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, May Day, and The Diamond as Big as a Ritz by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tuesday, March 29    Wordy Evidence of the Fact: Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot

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: “Old Possums Book of Practical Cats” by T. S. Eliot
Friday, April 1        Nisaba Be Praised: Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Friday, April 1        Capricious Reader: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Saturday, April 2    Life is a Patchwork Quilt: A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

Sunday, April 3    Breathing Space: The Beautiful and the Damned  by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Sunday, April 3    Fig and Thistle: Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation

Monday, April 4    Lifetime Reading Plan: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Ancient Greeks Tour in Retrospect

Our Ancient Greeks Tour has come to an end. Did you miss any of the stops? What will be your next Ancient Greek read?

See where the tour visited below.

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

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 Grief Lessons by Euripides, edited by Anne Carson
Saturday, January 29     Rebecca Reads writes about Poetics by Aristotle

Sunday, January 30     pages turned writes about Plato’s Selected Myths

Monday, January 31    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    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    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 in Retrospect

The Anthony Trollope tour has come to an end. If you missed any of the stops along the way, see the links below for each blogger’s thoughts on the books they’ve read. Also be sure to sign up for the Ancient Greek Classics tour if you are interested!

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

Tuesday, December 7  First impressions discusses The Bertrams
Tuesday, December 7  Classics in Context discusses The Claverings
Tuesday, December 7 Bibliophiliac discusses The Prime Minister

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

Thursday, December 9 Desperate Reader discusses Doctor Thorne

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

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

Sunday, December 12  Stiletto Storytime discusses “Christmas at Thompson Hall”
Sunday, December 12  Reading, Writing, Working, Playing discusses The Warden
Sunday, December 12  Tony’s Reading List discusses He Knew He Was Right

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

Tuesday, December 14  Reading Life discusses Cousin Henry

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

Thursday, December 16 Caribousmom discusses The Warden
Thursday, December 16  Shelf Love discusses He Knew He Was Right

Friday, December 17 Rebecca Reads discusses Phineas Finn
Friday, December 17     It’s All About Books discusses The Way We Live Now
Friday, December 17 nomadreader discusses 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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White Nights on the Neva: Imperial Russian Literature Tour in Retrospect

The White Nights on the Neva: Imperial Russian Literature Tour has been a great success! Did you miss any posts the first time around? Below are the participants and their posts.

Monday, June 21       Only Words To Play With Nikolai Gogol’s Dead Souls and it’s anit-hero Chichikov
Monday, June 21       So Many Books Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov

Tuesday, June 22      Sasha & The Silverfish Leo Tolstoy’s essay What is Art?
Tuesday, June 22      The Researcher’s Tale A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov

Wednesday, June 23 Time Enough At Last Dead Souls by Gogol
Wednesday, June 23 Notes from the North Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Thursday, June 24    Pining for the West Liza by Turgenev

Friday, June 25    A Literary Odyssey Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Saturday, June 26     Books and Chocolate A Night at the Cemetery and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov

Sunday, June 27        The Reading Life Diary of A Superflous Man by Ivan Turgenev
Sunday, June 27        November’s Autumn Rudin by Ivan Turgenev

Monday, June 28       Shelf Love The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

Tuesday, June 29       Becky’s Book Reviews Anna Karenina by Tolstoy
Tuesday, June 29       Tell Me A Story The Steppe and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov

Wednesday, June 30 Wuthering Expectations A Russian Gentleman and A Russian Childhood by Sergei Aksakov

Thursday, July 1        Readthisbook.us Dream of a Ridiculous Man by Dostoevsky
Thursday, July 1        Life is a Patchwork Quilt The Russian poets of the Imperial Age (i.e. Pushkin, Lermertov)

Saturday, July 3         Stiletto Storytime The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Monday, July 5          BookNAround Eugene Onegin by Pushkin
Monday, July 5          Lizzy’s Literary Life The Eternal Husband by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Tuesday, July 6          A Common Reader Hadji Murad by Leo Tolstoy

Thursday, July 8       First Impressions: A Tale of Less Pride and Prejudice Ward No. 6 and Other Stories by Anton Checkhov
Thursday, July 8       Sparks’ Notes Anna Karenina (Part 1) by Tolstoy
Thursday, July 8      things mean a lot Short stories by Anton Chekhov

Friday, July 9            eclectic / eccentric House of the Dead by Dostoyevsky

Saturday, July 10    my books. my life. The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

Sunday, July 11        Ardent Reader Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Monday, July 12      Bibliolatry Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin

Tuesday, July 13      Bookie Mee Ivan the Fool by Leo Tolstoy
Tuesday, July 13      In Spring it is the Dawn Short stories from The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol

Wednesday, July 14      Sophisticated Dorkiness Short stories by Anton Chekhov
Wednesday, July 14      Paperback Reader A Russian Affair by Anton Chekhov

Thursday, July 15 Adventures of an Intrepid Reader War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Thursday, July 15     The Blog Jar Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevksy

Friday, July 16       Rebecca Reads Selections from the Portable Nineteenth-Century Russian Reader
Friday, July 16       The Zen Leaf Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
Friday, July 16       A Book Lover The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Thanks for your eager participation! The Classics Circuit is on vacation for the next few weeks. Subscribe to the feed to make sure you don’t miss when we do plan the next tour.

In the mean time, I’ve started an experiment. To strengthen the community of those who read classics, I’ve started a “Web Ring” for classics readers. If the format doesn’t work, we’ll tweak it; for now, read more information about it here.

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The Golden Age of Detective Fiction in Retrospect

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in our Golden Age of Detective Fiction tour! Here’s a list of all the stops, so you can check out anything you missed:

May 17, 2010

Rebecca Reads Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie and Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers

May 18, 2010 

Reviews by Lola Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Joyfully Retired Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers

May 20, 2010

Staircase Wit The Crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham

Tales of a Capricious Reader Death in the Air by Agatha Christie

May 21, 2010

Tell Me A Story Ngaio Marsh – Her Life in Crime by Joanne Drayton and Vintage Murder by Ngaio Marsh

May 22, 2010

Bibliosue The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and Murder on the Orient Express 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

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

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 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

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

an adventure in reading Vintage Murder by Ngaio Marsh

June 2, 2010

Reading Through Life Reflections on whether it’s appropriate to teach an Agatha Christie novel (And Then There Were None) to inner-city high school students

June 3, 2010

The Zen Leaf And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

June 4, 2010

So Many Books The Ampersand Papers by Michael Innes

Time Enough at Last Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler

June 5, 2010

Lizzy’s Literary Life The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Badgerish.net Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers

June 6, 2010

Musings A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey

June 7, 2010

Stiletto Storytime The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

In Spring it is the Dawn The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

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

Books and Chocolate Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout

June 10, 2010

Bibliolatry The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

Shelf Love Before the Fact by Francis Iles

June 11, 2010

justaddbooks Whose Body by Dorothy L. Sayers

Linus’s Blanket Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie

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Alexandre Dumas Tour in Retrospect

Here’s a list of what you might have missed these three weeks of Dumas’ touring the blogosphere:

April 19, 2010
Reading Through Life: a post about Dumas’ relevance to young readers today

April 20, 2010
Rebecca Reads: review of The Three Musketeers

April 21, 2010
book-a-rama: review of The Wolf Leader
First Impressions: A Tale of Less Pride and Prejudice: review of The Companions of Jehu

April 22, 2010
Semicolon: review of La Reine Margot
Bibliolatry: review of The Black Tulip

April 23, 2010
A Literary Odyssey: review of The Count of Monte Cristo

April 24, 2010
Stiletto Storytime: review of The Queen’s Necklace

April 25, 2010
Tales of a Capricious Reader: review of The Three Musketeers

April 26, 2010
Badgerish.net: review of The Companions of Jehu
Sparks’ Notes: review of The Three Musketeers

April 27, 2010
One Librarian’s Book Reviews: review of The Man in the Iron Mask

April 28, 2010
Good Books & Good Wine: review of The Black Tulip
Kay’s Bookshelf: review of La Reine Margot

April 29, 2010
Wuthering Expectations: review of A Gossip on a Novel of Dumas’s by Robert Louis Stevenson

April 30, 2010
A Striped Armchair: review of Castle Eppstein

May 1, 2010
Maxine Reads: review of The Count of Monte Cristo

May 3, 2010
FLY HIGH!: review of The Black Tulip

May 4, 2010
Shelf Love: review of The Count of Monte Cristo
Fleur Fisher Reads: review of 1001 Ghosts

May 5, 2010
The Reading Life: review of Georges
Daily Words and Acts: review of The Count of Monte Cristo

May 6, 2010
A Book Lover: review of The Three Musketeers

May 8, 2010
The Blog Jar: review of The Count of Monte Cristo

May 9, 2010
It’s All About Books: not-review of Twenty Years After

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