Tag Archives: Middlemarch

VDSC Completed

Well, I’m nearly two months past my deadline, but I finally finished the dickens out of this Dickens. What a monster of a book! 996 pages! It really felt like it too. With Middlemarch (an equally large tome) I didn’t … Continue reading

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I’ll Have an Eliot with a Side of Calvino, Please.

For many, many years I’ve been meaning to read Calvino’s own classic, If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler. My resolve to do so has been strengthened by A Classic Case of Madness’ read-along (although, I have not been reading along), and … Continue reading

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VDSC Update the Second

Middlemarch: Done! Something that I thought was going to be a drudgery turned out to be a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I was sad when it ended. That’s saying something when you’re talking about an eight hundred and thirty eight page … Continue reading

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Write Reads #18 The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis

Kirt’s June pick, the merits and flaws of democracy, Tania’s immorality, and Canadian federal politics are discussed vigorously in this installment.  The discourse becomes so heated that Tania requested that some of her inflammatory comments be edited out entirely! Who … Continue reading

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Victoria Day Self-Challenge Update

Well, I must say that I am impressed with my follow-through abilities as of late. I was certain that by September 1st I would have to hang my head in shame because I had failed to meet my own challenge. … Continue reading

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Write Reads #17 The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

It’s no mystery how we felt about our mystery pick: We really liked it. Have a listen to find out all of the reasons why, and, as a bonus, a discussion about the ongoing controversy surrounding Adult Fiction and Young … Continue reading

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Victoria Day Self-Challenge

Canadians are currently enjoying the Victoria Day long weekend. Most Canadians, that is. I have to work today. The wheels of late capitalism stop for nothing, especially not deceased British monarchs. So, pressed for time, I managed to come up … Continue reading

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