πŸ› The Classics Club | Spin Event #26

Hello my fellow bookworms, I'm pleased to announce it’s time for The Classic Club’s 26th Spin! To join in simply list any 20 books that remain on your Classics Club list before Sunday, 18th April 2021. On that day, the club will announce the winning number and then all you have to do is read … Continue reading πŸ› The Classics Club | Spin Event #26

πŸ“– Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott β­β­β­

At the beginning of February, on a lazy Sunday, I finished off my thoroughly enjoyable re-read of Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott. It had been so many years since I first read this that I remembered little to nothing about Scott's 1819 classic, other than I vaguely recalled liking it! So when I was making … Continue reading πŸ“– Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott β­β­β­

πŸ“– Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen β­β­β­

I got my 2021 reading off to a great start, as on my lazy New Year’s Day at home, I quietly finished my delightful re-read of the Regency classic, Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. Having loved all of Austen’s finished novels, I took the opportunity when creating my second list for The Classics Club to … Continue reading πŸ“– Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen β­β­β­

πŸ› The Classics Club | My Third Year Wrap-Up πŸ“š

Hello my fellow bookworms and classic clubbers, if you can believe it, I created my second list for The Classics Club back on the 8th February 2018; which means that today I have now passed the three year stage and what a tumultuous year the last one has been! πŸ€ͺ Now let's take a butchers … Continue reading πŸ› The Classics Club | My Third Year Wrap-Up πŸ“š

πŸ“– Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell β­β­

Back in November last year, I took part in The Classics Club’s 25th Spin event, for which my result was to read Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life by Elizabeth Gaskell, the first novel she wrote and had published in 1848. Having previously loved The Cranford Chronicles and enjoyed North and South as well, … Continue reading πŸ“– Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell β­β­

πŸ“– The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling ⭐⭐ & The Berlin Wall by Mark Black⭐

As I am (still) woefully behind on my review writing, today I am bringing you another two mini reviews, in one post, of two more short reads I enjoyed as part of the Novellas in November 2020 reading event. First up we have the classic adventure tale, The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard … Continue reading πŸ“– The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling ⭐⭐ & The Berlin Wall by Mark Black⭐

πŸ› The Classic Meme 2.0 | Merry Christmas & Festive Classics πŸŽ„πŸŒŸβ€

Hello my fellow bookworms and classic clubbers, first and foremost I must wish you and yours a very heartfelt Merry Christmas! 🌟 Wherever you are in the world and however you choose to celebrate, may this be a day full of joy, peace and love for you all. ❀ This is also the second month … Continue reading πŸ› The Classic Meme 2.0 | Merry Christmas & Festive Classics πŸŽ„πŸŒŸβ€

πŸ“– The Black Corsair by Emilio Salgari (The Corsairs of the Antilles #1) β­β­

In September, I set sail for adventure on the high seas with the 1898 Italian classic, The Black Corsair by Emilio Salgari. Having already enjoyed two of Salgari's other classic adventures: The Tigers of Mompracem and The Pirates Malaysia about the dashing pirate, Sandokan, I was excited to read another, when I was offered the … Continue reading πŸ“– The Black Corsair by Emilio Salgari (The Corsairs of the Antilles #1) β­β­