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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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Harlem Renaissance Circuit in Retrospect

Make sure you didn’t miss any of February’s Harlem Renaissance tour. Here is where it visited, with permalinks to the specific posts. We hope this list of retrospective posts helps you find your next classic read!

February 1, 2010   Shelf Love: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois

February 2, 2010   Evening All Afternoon: Cane by Jean Toomer

February 3, 2010   Daily Words and Acts: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

February 4, 2010   Paperback_Reader: Quicksand by Nella Larsen

February 4, 2010   BookNAround: The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories by Charles Chesnutt

February 6, 2010   Moored at Sea: Negritude and the Harlem Renaissance

February 6, 2010   Joyfully Retired: His Eye is On the Sparrow by Ethel Waters (autobiography) and the life of Ethel Waters

February 8, 2010   Sparks’ Notes: Plum Bun by Jessie Redmon Fauset

February 9, 2010   The Zen Leaf: Jonah’s Gourd Vine by Zora Neale Hurston

February 10, 2010  Books and Chocolate: Passing by Nella Larsen

February 11, 2010   Laura’s Reviews: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

February 11, 2010   Musings: The Ways of White Folks: Stories by Langston Hughes

February 12, 2010   Bibliosue: Home to Harlem by Claude McKay

February 13, 2010   Rebecca Reads: Black No More by George Schuyler

February 14, 2010   eclectic / eccentric Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance by Bruce Nugent and an overview of African-American homosexuality during the Renaissance

February 15, 2010   Nonsuch Book Harlem Renaissance Poetry in Fire!! by Wallace Thurman

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 19, 2010   Reviews by Lola Passing by Nella Larsen

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

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

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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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I Love Paris in the Spring Time: Vote for the April Circuit

We love Paris in the springtime, and in April we will be traveling to Paris to visit one of these four classic nineteenth century French authors.

  • Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) is one of the most widely read French novelists today. His historical novels of high adventure were often serialized, capturing the attention of the French public then and entertaining generations still.
  • Victor Hugo (1802-1885) contributed largely to the romantic movement in France, through his essays, stories, novels, poetry, and plays. His works focus on the social and political issues of his time. Although most well known in France for his poetry, his novels (such as Les Miserables) are more well known outside of the country.
  • George Sand (1804-1876) was the pen name for Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin, who is called the first female novelist of France. Although she lived an unorthodox life for nineteenth century France, Sand did not describe herself as a feminist. Her fiction focuses on the restrictions and challenges that women face because of social class and gender.
  • Emile Zola (1840-1902) became an important contributor to the literary school of naturalism. He wrote numerous short stories, four plays, and more than a dozen books. His books focus on how environment and heredity inevitably affect human character.

Which author would you like to visit the Circuit in April?

POLL CLOSED

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The Harlem Renaissance on Tour: Week Two

See where the Harlem Renaissance visits this week!

February 8, 2010   Sparks’ Notes Plum Bun by Jessie Redmon Fauset

February 9, 2010   The Zen Leaf Jonah’s Gourd Vine by Zora Neale Hurston

February 10, 2010  Books and Chocolate Passing by Nella Larsen

February 11, 2010   Laura’s Reviews Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

February 11, 2010   Musings The Ways of White Folks: Stories by Langston Hughes

February 12, 2010   Bibliosue Home to Harlem by Claude McKay

February 13, 2010   Rebecca Reads Black No More by George Schuyler

February 14, 2010   eclectic / eccentric Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance by Bruce Nugent and an overview of African-American homosexuality during the Renaissance

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Georgette Heyer on Tour: March 2010

Beginning Monday March 1, 2010, Georgette Heyer will be going on a virtual tour of the blogosphere. Check out these participating blogs where you’ll find reviews of a number her works, as well as general information posts about this classic author.

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?
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
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
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?
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

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 rebecca[at]rebeccareid[dot]com or the Committee member who initially emailed you. Also, if you would like to be added to the schedule at this late point, let us know and we can still fit you in.

Compiled by Chris at book-a-rama.

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