Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Old classics book club reading list

***We are rather excited that there are others that want to join us in our quest to read a bunch of the classics! So far our troop contains:


*** Here is the list of books. I know at least a couple on the list have already raided thrift stores and found quite a few!***Every four months, we are taking a cheat month where we can read whatever we want... or not read at all I suppose! So in 2015, that will be March and August.

Author’s Game

A. Mark Twain: The Mysterious Stranger, Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, The
Prince and the Pauper
2. Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, The Pickwick Papers, David Copperfield
3. William Makepeace Thackeray: Pendennis, Henry Esmond, Vanity Fair, The Virginians
4. Robert Louis Stevenson: Kidnapped, Treasure Island, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, A Child’s Garden of Verses
5. William Shakespeare: Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest
6. James Fenimore Cooper: The Last of the Mohicans, The Spy, The Pathfinder, The Deerslayer
7. Washington Irving: Tales of a Traveler, Rip Van Winkle, Legend of Sleepy
Hollow, The Alhambra
8. Nathaniel Hawthorne: House of the Seven Gables, The Wonder Book, Twice-Told Tales, The Scarlet Letter
9. Henry W. Longfellow: The Village Blacksmith, Evangeline, Courtship of Miles Standish, Song of Hiawatha
10. Sir Walter Scott: The Talisman, Ivanhoe, Kenilworth, The Lady of the Lake
J. Alfred, Lord Tennyson: The Brook, Crossing the Bar, Idylls of the King, Charge of the Light Brigade
Q. Louisa May Alcott: Little Women, An Old-Fashioned Girl, Eight Cousins, Little Men
K. Edgar Allan Poe: The Raven, Annabel Lee, Fall of the House of Usher, Gold Bug

Have a good day wherever you are:)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Old classics book club!

       I have this card game, and it hangs out at Mom and Dad's where it is rarely played! It made a comeback at Thanksgiving this year. The game uses well known authors such as Louisa May Alcott, Edgar Allen Poe, Lord Alfred Tennyson, etc. - a different author for each number (Ace through King), and is played like Go Fish. (We say "go to the library" because it seems more fitting!) Therefore, each author is represented by four of their greatest works, one for hearts, spades, diamonds, clubs. 

Of all the 52 different books, I have only read 6! Little Women, Little Men, The Scarlet Letter, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, and Hamlet. 

       Mom and I have decided to form our own little informal book club! We'll try to read a different book each month, and use the deck of cards as a guide. 

       We will start in November with Mark Twain, and choose between The Mysterious Stranger, Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, and Huckleberry Finn. We've decided we don't need to read the same book! I will choose whatever is in at the library! The following month we'll read something by Charles Dickens as he is the #2 card!

       We are not too big into discussing themes and irony, satire and character development... so won't have monthly meetings or a discussion forum or anthing, but will just use the comments on my blog to keep in touch regarding the status of our reading!

       We invite you, my faithful readers, to join us! What about you, Karmen? No pressure!

       Hope you had a good day wherever you are:)