Literary Rediscoveries of 2017

These lists just keep getting longer! Per usual for this time of year, here’s a list of classic literary paraphernalia that was released or rediscovered for the first time this year. I’ve tried to make it as complete as possible, but if you know of any other previously “lost” works that were found or published this year, let me know in the comments.

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First Impressions: Madame Bovary

At night, when the carriers passed under her windows in their carts singing the “Marjolaine,” she awoke, and listened to the noise of the iron-bound wheels, which, as they gained the country road, was soon deadened by the soil. “They will be here tomorrow!” she said to herself. And she followed them in thought upContinue reading “First Impressions: Madame Bovary”

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Five Authors Discovered in 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. 2015, I’m afraid, hasn’t been a banner year for reading in general, let alone reading new authors. I tend to stick to the tried and true, but I did manage to find some intriguing, new-to-me authors this year. These aren’t allContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Five Authors Discovered in 2015″

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on My Fall “To Be Read” List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. 1 & 2: Surprised by Joy and The Weight of Glory by C. S. Lewis I bought these two on impulse about a week ago. The Weight of Glory still sits in its pretty cream-colored Barnes and Noble bag, while I’ve already startedContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books on My Fall “To Be Read” List”

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First Impressions: The Picture of Dorian Gray

So, this post is a bit late. I usually do my “First Impressions” posts after reading only a chapter or two of a new book, but this time, my interest in reading exceeded my patience for blogging. I am now at Chapter 8 of The Picture of Dorian Gray, which puts me near the halfwayContinue reading “First Impressions: The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Book Review: My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

Year of First Publication: 1972 Year of Publication for This Edition: 2003 Number of Pages: 369 Publisher: Anchor Books Genre: Fiction Sub-Genres: Jewish Literature, Bildungsroman Subjects: Art, Hasidism, Families, Mothers, Fathers Note: this post contains an affiliate link. I would put all the world into light and shade, bring life to all the wide and tiredContinue reading “Book Review: My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok”

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First Impressions: Go Set a Watchman

I can’t believe I just typed that title. Go Set a Watchman doesn’t hit the shelves until Tuesday, but the first chapter is already available to read at The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, and The Sydney Morning Herald. Some intend to wait until July 14 to read it, but you know me: I jumpedContinue reading “First Impressions: Go Set a Watchman

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First Impressions: My Name Is Asher Lev

I made a sort of tacit promise to myself that, so far as I could help it, I was going to read only one book at a time, at least for the next few months. I promptly threw that plan out the window when I returned from a Barnes and Noble trip with a copyContinue reading “First Impressions: My Name Is Asher Lev

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Book Review: War in Heaven by Charles Williams

Year of first publication: 1930 Year of publication for this edition: 2004 Number of pages: 256 Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company Genre: Fiction Sub-genres: Fantasy, Supernatural thriller Note: this post contains an affiliate link. Almost two weeks ago, I introduced you to Charles Williams, a poet, editor, novelist, and one of the principal membersContinue reading “Book Review: War in Heaven by Charles Williams”

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“The Delights of Anticipation”

It’s rare that I hear about a new book before it’s published; it’s even rarer that the book turns out to be something I want to read. So imagine my surprise at finding four yet-to-be-published books that all occupy the space near the top of my “To Be Read” list! Here they are: 1: GoContinue reading ““The Delights of Anticipation””

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Current Reads: A Lazy Post

I’m afraid I’ve been a little stuck for post ideas lately. I have a few ideas in mind, but all of them require lots of research and finishing lengthy books, so those will be long in coming. In the meantime, I give you a smattering of random thoughts on my current reads. Please excuse thisContinue reading “Current Reads: A Lazy Post”

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Library Sale, Part II

I love book hauls, especially ones where I come away with eleven books, all in admirable condition, for a combined total of $13.00. God bless the Jefferson Parish Public Library. On to the list! 1: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote               I quite nearly had a heart attackContinue reading “Library Sale, Part II”

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