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Books I Read During the First Half of 2017

January: • Phineas Finn, by Anthony Trollope, read by various readers for LibriVox.org — Phineas Finn was not so bad in the book as in the TV series. He is not so whiny and is more upright. I did not … Continue reading

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Books I Read in April and May 2016

In April I read: • Lady Susan, by Jane Austen, read by Harriet Walter, Kim Hicks, Carole Boyd, Jonathan Keeble, Nigel Anthony, Patience Tomlinson, and Ruth Sillers (Naxos AudioBooks, 2001) — A novella, one of Jane Austen’s early works. Lady … Continue reading

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Books I Read in March 2016

• The Trumpet Major, by Thomas Hardy — The author’s only historical novel. Like his earlier and better-known Far from the Madding Crowd, the story revolves around three men pursuing one woman. I did not find the characters in The … Continue reading

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Books I Read in November & December 2015

In November I read: • The Winter’s Tale, by William Shakespeare, read by a full cast including Ciaran Hinds as Leontes and Eileen Atkins as Paulina, directed by Clive Brill (Arkangel, 2003) — “A sad tale’s best for winter.” But … Continue reading

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Books I Read in October 2015

• Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare, read by a full cast including Saskia Reeves as Beatrice and Samuel West as Benedick, directed by Clive Brill (Arkangel, 2003). • Henry VIII, by William Shakespeare, read by a full cast … Continue reading

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Books I Read in August & September 2015

• Middlemarch, by George Eliot — In August, I finished reading Middlemarch. I was rereading it for the Eliot Project which “Sophie” and I are doing. We are taking a hiatus before beginning Daniel Deronda, and will pick back up … Continue reading

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Books I Read in October 2014

The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, read by Rob Inglis — This is the first book in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It strikes me as a fantasy that takes itself too seriously, making, for example, Strider/Aragorn … Continue reading

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