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Friday Reading Notes

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Friday, March 23, 2012

As I have quite a few books on the go at the moment (and usually do), I thought it might be interesting to take a look at what I’m reading at the end of each week.  It’ll be a while before these are reviewed, so I’ve decided that a few passing comments as I go [...]

The Classics Club: 101 Classics

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Monday, March 12, 2012

Every time I reorganise my bookshelves, or even spend too long looking at them, I find myself wanting to read all of them right now.  Clearly, this isn’t possible as I have to do things like go to work, eat and occasionally talk to my husband, but what it illustrates is how much I love [...]

International Women’s Day: A Search for Classic International Women Writers

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Thursday, March 8, 2012

I’m really rather excited at the thought of joining in with Jillian’s Classics Club, a project which encourages you to read a certain number of classics (chosen by yourself) within five years.  Although I would read plenty of classics in that time under my own steam, I’m signing up for two reasons: I enjoy the [...]

February Summary

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Tuesday, March 6, 2012

February may be a day longer this year, but it seems to have flown by.  I’ve only had time for two reviews, which puts me perilously behind again, but I’m no longer allowing myself to worry about such things.  I’m also still woefully behind on Moby Dick, which has hardly seen any progress at all [...]

January Summary

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Friday, February 3, 2012

While it may not have been the best month in any regular sense, January has been an excellent month on the reading front.  I’ve discovered several new authors that I really like and reaffirmed some old favourites.  I’ve realised I don’t like Moby Dick, but I’m now more than three quarters of the way through [...]

Eliminating the Review Guilt

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Thursday, January 19, 2012

It may have escaped the notice of any readers of this blog, although certainly not mine, that I am rather behind in reviewing books.  In fact, I’m still writing reviews for books that I read in June of 2011.  I recently counted up the number of books read last year that I have left to [...]

A Classics Challenge – January Prompt

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Friday, January 6, 2012

If blogging has taught me one thing it’s that I don’t respond well to book lists.  I love creating lists of books that I’ve read, arranging them according to theme or author nationality or date, but if I try to read from a list of set books I know I’m doomed to failure.  This (and [...]

2012 Reading Resolutions

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Friday, January 6, 2012

Now that I’ve officially brought 2011 to a close on Old English Rose Reads, it’s time to look forward to 2012 and all the delightful reading which can take place this year.  It seems only appropriate to make a few reading a blogging resolutions at this time of year, although (in the words of Pirates [...]

2011 Wrap Up

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The new year got off to an inauspicious start yesterday, when the Old English Thorn and I found ourselves unexpectedly on a coach from Edinburgh to Heathrow after gale force winds meant that the aeroplane we were supposed to be on was unable to take off.  What should have been a one hour twenty minute [...]

2011 Victorian Literature Challenge Wrap Up

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Friday, December 23, 2011

Back in December 2010, I signed up for my first reading challenge on this blog: the Victorian Literature Challenge hosted by Bethany at Subtle Melodrama.  I still don’t think I’ve quite grasped the mechanics to participating and linking posts, but I really enjoyed the books that this challenge prompted me to read. The challenge had [...]