Classic Books · Reading Challenge 2016

The unabridged list of books I read in September

Looking at my September book tally makes me realize just how quickly the month flew by and how busy I was. All this is to say: I didn’t find nearly as much time for reading as I would have preferred. No matter, though. A successful reading month (or year) isn’t measured by how many books I… Continue reading The unabridged list of books I read in September

Reading Challenge 2016

Wednesday reading roundup: September 28

This week’s reading adventures have been classic (pun intended). I dedicated myself to The Odyssey this week and finally moved it to the read column. And I started The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. For the weekly inspiration of WWW Wednesday, many thanks again to Taking on a World of Words for hosting it and to Coffee and… Continue reading Wednesday reading roundup: September 28

Classic Books · The Reading Life

Homer’s The Odyssey: How I chose which translation to read

“You know what the ancients said…” Growing up, I heard this phrase more times than I can count. The “ancients” referred to the ancient Greek philosophers, poets, playwrights, etc. I don’t know if this is true in all Greek families, but in mine, ancient wisdom was standard fare. One bit I remember my dad repeating (and… Continue reading Homer’s The Odyssey: How I chose which translation to read

Classic Books · Reading Challenge 2016

Wednesday Reading Roundup: September 14

When I last updated my reading activity, I was roaring through Nathan Hill’s The Nix. The image of Scotty comes to mind: “I’m givin’ her all she’s got, Captain!” (Confession: I actually had to Google that Star Trek reference). I plowed through the novel and then regretted doing so because it ended too soon. And… Continue reading Wednesday Reading Roundup: September 14