Edith Wharton on Tour: Week Three

Edith Wharton continues her tour of the blogosphere with more reviews this week. Check out these bloggers on their day for their thoughts. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Harlem Renaissance on Tour: The February 2010 Circuit

Beginning Monday February 1, 2010, The Harlem Renaissance will be going on a virtual tour of the blogosphere. Check out these participating blogs where you’ll find reviews of a number of works, as well as general information posts about classic authors that influenced the era.

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 Passing and/or 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 Overview: 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 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

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

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.

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Vote for the March Circuit Author: Modern Genre Classics

It’s time to vote for the March tour. We decided to go with something a little bit lighter: Modern Genre Classics. While there are many genres represented in the classics, here are just four that we’d love to see on tour. Read the rest of this entry »

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Edith Wharton on Tour: This Week in the Circuit

Our Edith Wharton tour continues with another week full of reviews! Visit these blogs on their assigned day to read more about this classic American author.

January 11, 2010 –  Joyfully Retired Review:  On Writing Fiction

January 11, 2010andalucy Review: The House of Mirth

January 12, 2010 –  Laura’s Musings Review: The Reef and/or General thoughts on visiting The Mount

January 12, 2010 –  A Striped Armchair Review: Ethan Frome, Summer, and/or Bunner Sisters

January 13, 2010 –  book-a-rama Review: The Custom of the County

January 13, 2010 –  Just Add Books Review: Sanctuary

January 14, 2010 –  Reviews by Lola Review:  Ethan Frome

January 15, 2010 –  FLY HIGH! Review: The House of Mirth

January 15, 2010 –  TexasBookDiva Review : The Buccaneers and/or The Age of Innocence & The House of Mirth

January 16, 2010 –  Laura’s Reviews Review: Madame de Treymes

January 17, 2010 –  Athyrium filix-femina (The Lady Fern) Review: The Reef

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Elizabeth Gaskell in Retrospect

If you missed any stops on the tour the first time around, here it is again in an easy to access format. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wilkie Collins Tour In Retrospect

If you missed it the first time around, here’s where Wilkie Collins went on his tour of the blogosphere. The post title links to the post directly. Read the rest of this entry »

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Edith Wharton on Tour: This Week in the Circuit

Starting this week, Edith Wharton makes her rounds through the blogosphere. She even stops at multiple blogs some days! Make sure you check these blogs throughout the week to see what fellow readers have to say.

January 4, 2010 – Rebecca Reads Review: The Touchstone

January 5, 2010 – Shelf Love Review: Custom of the Country

January 5, 2010 –  Farm Lane Books Review: Age of Innocence

January 6, 2010 – The Zen Leaf Review: Summer

January 6, 2010 –  eclectic / eccentric Review: Age of Innocence, Ethan Frome, or The House of Mirth

January 7, 2010 – Moored at Sea Review: The Fruit of the Tree

January 8, 2010 – Daily Words and Acts Review: The New York Stories of Edith Wharton

January 9, 2010 – Kay’s Bookshelf Review:  Age of Innocence

January 10, 2010 –  Fleur Fisher Reads Review: Sanctuary

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Sign Up Extended

Happy new year to all Classics Circuit Participants!

Because of the holiday, we will be extending the sign up for the February 2010 Harlem Renaissance tour until the morning of January 2, 2010. There are numerous options to choose from, including poets (such as Langston Hughes) and fiction (like Zora Neale Hurston and James Weldon Johnson).

We’ll send out assignments this weekend, so make sure you sign up soon!

This week we’ll also be posting some recaps of the Victorian tours we hosted in November and December. I sure had fun following Wilkie Collins and Elizabeth Gaskell, and I hope you did too!

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Week Six of the Elizabeth Gaskell Tour

This week, Gaskell visits visits the final four stops on her tour..

Elizabeth Gaskell blog stops for Monday, December 21st through Thursday, December 24th:

December 21, 2009 – Shelf Love Review: North and South

December 22, 2009 – Medieval Bookworm Review: Ruth

December 23, 2009 – A Book Lover Review: Cranford

December 24, 2009 – Michelle’s Masterful Musings Review: North and South

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Harlem Renaissance Circuit Sign Up Now Open

I’m pleased to announce that the sign up for the February 2010 Harlem Renaissance Classics Circuit is now open!

Sign up will be open until December 30, 2009.

We have lots of information on the Classics Circuit site, if you need help deciding what to read. First, yesterday, we featured a post about the history of Harlem Renaissance. Today, along with the general sign up post, we a list for the key writers at the beginning of the movement, the major poets, the primary fiction and nonfiction writers; and other options for the tour.

If you already know what you want to post for the Harlem Renaissance in February, come sign up now!

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