Although I loved books about animals when I was a younger reader, in my teens I backed off. I realised that books in which sad things happen to the four-legged and furred or feathered characters were even sadder than the books in which sad things happened to human characters.
Even though the challenge officially begins on July 1 -- and ends on the last day of the following June -- it's not too late to join The Book Mine Set's Canadian Books Challenge. This year is the tenth event, and John has calculated thousands of books reviewed for past
Alyson Books, 2009 It begins with "This book is not a canon!!! And that's fine with me. I suspect it's fine with most of you, too. There is nothing "representative" or "survey-like" about this volume. The only rule that Richard Canning had in approaching the project was that each author
Jonathan Yardley's Second Reading: Notable and Neglected Books Revisited Europa Editions, 2011 Originally published in "The Washinton Post" between 2003 and 2010, these pieces were accompanied by this snippet: "An occasional series in which the Post's book critic reconsiders notable and/or neglected books from the past." Well, what could be
Good Fiction Guide, Ed. Jane Rogers 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 2005. Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (1719) Charles Dickens' Bleak House (1852-3) George Eliot's Middlemarch (1871-2) Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure (1896) Upton Sinclair's The Jungle (1906) D.H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers (1913) Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway (1925) Aldous Huxley's