Tag Archives: classics

Let’s TALK About ‘A Little Princess’

This week the Lansing Community Library Adult book discussion group meets for the second in a three-part series on reading “Children’s Classics,” a Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) program sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council (KHC).  KHC furnishes the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck ~ 4.5 Stars

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Read by Gary Sinise Listened to late Oct/early Nov 2016 Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Synopsis (via GoodReads): Of Mice and Men was John Steinbeck’s first masterpiece. Originally published in 1937, it’s … Continue reading

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Reading the 1941 Retro Hugo Best Novel Nominees – Kallocain by Karin Boye

I finished Kallocain early this morning.  Finished is too final a word.  I doubt this book will ever fully leave me.  I should give this book four or five stars, but it’s hard to ‘lie’ to myself (as the narrator … Continue reading

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If You Read One Thing Today, Make It This Canticle For Leibowitz Essay

http://io9.com/if-you-read-one-thing-today-make-it-this-canticle-for-1649946606 Canticle is one of my favorite SF novels. See my review from March 2013. If you want to skip the I09 recap of the New Yorker essay and just get right to it, follow this link: “A Science Fiction … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Martian Chronicles by Bradbury (2.5 Stars)

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury 2.5 out of 5 stars Recommended by the GoodReads SciFi/Fantasy Book Club August 2009 Selection Read in August, 2009 Synopsis (courtesy Wikipedia): The Martian Chronicles is a 1950 science fiction short story collection by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Frankenstein by Shelley (3.5 Stars)

Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley 3.5 out of 5 stars Read in November 2008 I don’t know what I was expecting to find but it definitely was different than all my preconceptions. I had some trouble, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Age of Innocence by Wharton (3 Stars)

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton 3 out of 5 stars Read in October 2008 At times, I wanted to strangle Newland Archer for being so naive, so blind to what was happening around him. Especially from his sweet … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Rendezvous with Rama by Clarke (4 Stars)

Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C Clarke Read by Peter Ganim 4 out of 5 stars Original novel winner of the following awards: Hugo Award for Best Novel (1974), Nebula Award for Best Novel (1973), Locus Award for Best Novel … Continue reading

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eBook Review: A Princes of Mars by Burroughs (3.5 Stars)

A Princes of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs 3.5 out of 5 stars Read in September 2008 I read this as an ebook from the Project Gutenberg edition of this novel. I found this a very enjoyable read via my … Continue reading

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eBook Review: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Irving (3 Stars)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving 3 out of 5 stars Read in December 2008 Washington Irving painted beautifully detailed scenes of rural New England. He also had a healthy sense of humor and wit. This story read … Continue reading

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