Category Archives: Nobel

Books that are by an author who has won the Nobel Prize for Literature

January Check in For 2018 TBR Challenge #TBR2018RBR

I have made a great dent in my list this month. It will get harder from here, since classes start tomorrow. So far this January, I have read: Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott … Continue reading

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A Quick Hop to Australia

I just finished a quick read of another “book book” (as I call the ones printed on paper now). I’m tentatively labeling it my Australia read, but I reserve the right to change it to S. Africa if I want … Continue reading

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China and Serbia

I made a trip back to China for my X book. And really, I think it’s the personal name rather than the family name, but at this point I’m running with it, since I didn’t have a lot of options … Continue reading

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In West Va. with a genius and Iowa with some creepy people

I’m getting a little worried about my challenges, and I’m also a little pressed for audible.com options these days, so I’m going with what is in the queue and will help me out a bit with challenge goals. I got … Continue reading

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Letting Prose Wash Over Me in Mississippi

So I braved more Faulkner for my Mississippi read and was not sure at first that it was a good idea, but I have been converted. The Sound and the Fury will never truly be my friend, but one of … Continue reading

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In Pre-Communist Rural China

I just finished a wonderful visit to rural China courtesy of Pearl S. Buck. This one is not on the 1001 list and definitely should be. Here is my Goodreads review. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck My rating: … Continue reading

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In the Deep South, Getting Confused

First, the good news: I hit the 50,000 word mark in my novel today so I have “won” NaNoWrimo . What that means in terms of the novel is that I have a great chunk of novel that now needs a) … Continue reading

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Liberia Through the Eyes of its President

The Great African Reads group on Goodreads has now reached Liberia in its A-Z tour (I will have to double back and read A-K later!), and the book that I voted for in the poll didn’t win. I’m incredibly biased … Continue reading

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October to December Goals

Well, I hope I will do better with these than I did with July to September! Some of these are related to my goals for the year, which I set back in January or the end of December. I wanted … Continue reading

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In an Egyptian Alleyway Looking for Ashur’s True Heir

Yes! I am actually travelling to a new country in my Around the World trip. I have spent the last few days in an Egyptian alley, immersed in the beautiful writing of Naguib Mahfouz, and hoping that a family won’t … Continue reading

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