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Review: ‘Country of the Pointed Firs’ by Sarah Orne Jewett

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Monday, February 27, 2012

Back in January I wrote a bit about Sarah Orne Jewett, author of .  She was such an interesting woman that I almost feel a bit guilty for not liking this book more than I did; Jewett’s critics complained that her stories lacked plot, something of which she herself was well aware, and (while I [...]

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 [...]