Coming Soon….John Steinbeck


John Steinbeck

Coming soon is a tour celebrating the writings of John Steinbeck! Sign up will be in the coming week or two, and the tour will run the last weeks of July or early August.

If you’d like to help pull together the introductory document about John Steinbeck, send me an email at rebecca[at]rebeccareid[dot]com. Help is needed mostly this coming week.

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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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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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Dueling Authors: Austen Versus Dickens

Sign up is now open for the Dueling Authors Tour: Austen Versus Dickens.

Come find a novel to read and sign up!

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Psst….Coming Soon

Nicole from Linus Blanket is busy working on the introduction post to our next Classic Circuit Tour, and it’s going to be a fun tour. Sign up will be soon.

Two of our favorite English authors will be dueling in this tour. Which authors come to mind when you think of greatest English writers?

None other than England’s own….

Jane Austen

and

Charles Dickens

It’ will be an Austen versus Dickens show down. The tour should be in early to mid May. More information coming soon!

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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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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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America's Lost Generation Button

Sign up has closed for America’s Lost Generation tour. If you missed out and still want to join, send me an email at rebecca[at]rebeccareid[dot]com. We currently have a full schedule of participants scheduled from March 21 until April 3, but we can always fit in more classics readers!

The button for this tour is taken from an original cover for The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald, written in 1922. (Imaged via Wikipedia, in the U.S. public domain.) The Beautiful and the Damned is about a 1920s socialite and his relationship with his wife, and the illustration of the two elite on this cover are said to be based on Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald themselves.

Since F. Scott Fitzgerald is such a key figure in the Lost Generation, this autobiographical cover image seemed an appropriate one for this Classics Circuit tour.

Happy reading, and I’ll be back to post the schedule once all emails are sent!

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