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Saturday, February 9, 2013

2013 Reading List

As you can see I juggle reading several works at the same time.  If it's a completed or current read, it may have a blog entry, and I've included a link to the entry.  If you have a question on any of the works below, and it does not fit the blog entry or it doesn't have its own blog entry, feel free to ask here.


“A Star Trap,” a short story by Bram Stoker.

“Grandfather and Grandson,” a short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer. 
Blog Link Here.

The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, a novel by G.K. Chesterton.
Blog Link Here.

“Feathers,” a short story by Raymond Carver.
Blog Link Here.

The Cossacks, a novel by Leo Tolstoy.
Currently Being Read:

Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations, a non-fiction history by Martin Goodman.
Blog Link Here.
Les Misérables, a novel by Victor Hugo.

“The Lovely Lady,” a short story by D.H. Lawrence.

Imagist Poetry: An Anthology, a collection of poetry edited by Bob Blaisdell.
Catherine of Siena, a biography by Sigrid Undset.

Upcoming Plans:

A Soldier of the Great War, a novel by Mark Helprin.

Second Book of Chronicles, a book of the Old Testament, KJV.

“Purgatorio,” 2nd part of the epic poem of The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.

Life on the Mississippi, a memoir by Mark Twain.

“In Another Country,” a short story by Earnest Hemingway.

“Hills Like White Elephants,” a short story by Earnest Hemingway.

“The Masque of Red Death,” a short story by Edgar Allan Poe.

“A Descent into Maelstrom,” a short story by Edgar Allan Poe.


  1. I see the name Tolstoy and shudder with fear.

    The Cossacks is not familiar to me so I will have to look it up and see if my shakes subside..lol.

    This is quite a reading list. I will share with hubby who is an avid a reader as you have shown yourself to be.

  2. The Cossacks has a Wikipedia entry. It's not one of his great works, but it was enjoyable. I wasn't sure if I was going to write a blog on it, but now that you've expressed interest I will. Perhaps this weekend.

  3. I'm certain a blog on this Tolstoy work would be very interesting Manny if you should decide to blog it.

    The better half would be most interested in your thoughts!