Posts Tagged "classic"

20.Feb.2014 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

I started reading Great Expectations back in late June 2013, by signing up to dailylit.com. That way a piece would be sent to my email every day, and I just needed to read that part for that day. If I stuck through it, I would get through Great Expectations in 229 installments – or 229 […]

27.Sep.2013 Mee’s Summer Reading 2013

Since I am way way way behind in blogging about books read and all bookish things that happened in the past 3 month, I’m just going to write about them in one giant post. And I just realized those 3 months were summer (coincidence?), so I can call them summer reading! Books Read Frankenstein — […]

05.Jul.2013 Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville

If there’s a classic that I do not wish to read ever, it is Moby Dick. I’m never interested in anything nautical, any story set in a boat does not grab me (Life of Pi is an exception), and Melville pretty much scared me. So with much reservation, I picked up Bartleby the Scrivener (1853), […]

22.Jun.2013 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (And More About Coursera Courses)

For the second week of reading in the Fiction of Relationship class, we are tackling Jane Eyre. Now I actually started Jane Eyre two years ago, and since then had been reading it on and off. I got stuck at 80% for a long time, and I finally finished it for the class. It’s not […]

10.Jun.2013 Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost

I’ve finished Manon Lescaut, surprise surprise! Remember last week I told you that I was delighted to be able to finish Animal Farm? I seem to have picked up a momentum and finish another book. Apparently short book and deadline are the key (the deadline is for The Fiction of Relationship coursera course which I […]

30.May.2013 Animal Farm by George Orwell

I hadn’t finished a book in 2-3 months (don’t even mention how many I started and put aside to continue later). I went to Hay-On-Wye for Hay Festival last weekend and apparently our phones don’t work over there (at least not for O2!). No internet for 2-3 days, and I finished one book. Sensing desperate […]

20.Mar.2012 Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne

I loved Winnie the Pooh so much that in the middle of reading the book, I was compelled to write on a sticky, now stuck on the first page, so that I could be reminded about the wonderful feelings that I had while reading the book. “When I feel anxious about life, world, and All […]

25.Sep.2011 Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll

You might remember that I read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderlandlast year and fell in love head over heels with it. It actually became one of my favorite books, ever! Unfortunately I cannot say the same with Through the Looking-Glass. I’m not sure if it was the timing or if it’s really a less piece of […]

04.Nov.2010 Mori Ōgai and Gyogenki

When I saw The Classics Circuit was having a tour on Meiji-Era Japanese Classics, I was intrigued. However apart from Natsume Sōseki and Ryunosuke Akutagawa, I had a big WHO? moment. I had not heard the rest of the people on the list. One name did ring a bell, and I checked the books I […]

02.Oct.2010 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

I’ve been intrigued by The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie since it was featured on the First Tuesday Book Club late last year and how it is often included in the various book lists (e.g. 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, Guardian’s 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read). Coincidentally, Muriel Spark is an author […]

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