Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1891)

Author: Thomas Hardy Finished reading on 6/28/18   This novel is considered to be Hardy’s masterpiece though Far From the Madding Crowd is a far more enjoyable read. I suppose that this one is applauded because it expresses the full development of Hardy’s social ideas. Questions that Hardy merely hints at in Far From the … Continue reading Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1891)

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Far From the Madding Crowd (1874)

Author: Thomas Hardy Finished reading on 6/14/18   Thomas Hardy is one of those well-known 19th century writers that I should have read before this date but neglected to. Now I have. He has two novels that people always talk about: this one and Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Far From the Madding Crowd was one … Continue reading Far From the Madding Crowd (1874)

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (1994)

Author Anne Lamott Finished reading on 6/4/2018   I’ll make this reflection brief. This book is a writing guide for aspiring writers. My professor used passages of it in my creative fiction class. I’ve always thrown around the idea of doing a bit of my own writing and so I picked up this book as … Continue reading Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (1994)