Friday, September 28, 2007

Candide from Kimmie

Candide by Voltaire

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It's a small book and very easy reading. But the thinking may take up a little more time. It does give you a lot to chew over. I have a bit more on my blog.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Kimmie's List

I've finally gotten my list together. It wasn't easy to pick just three countries and get a decent list together while trying to coridinate whith my BoGB goal but I did it.

1.) Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert France
2.) Les Misérables by Victor Hugo France
3.) The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo France
4.) Justine by the Marquis de Sade France
5.) Candide by Voltaire France
6.) The Prince by Niccolὸ AMachiavelli Italy
7.) The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene England
8.) Paradise Lost by Milton England
9.) Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift Ireland

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Stephanie's Intro and List of books!

Hi everyone!! Sorry for the delay in posting! After joining up with this challenge, I went on vacation. Then experienced technical difficulties with my modem. But now that I'm up and running, I wanted to say HI!! I read such a variety of books anyway. From cozies to classics, vampire books to non-fiction. Fantasty and historical fiction. Science fiction and award winners. I figured this challenge would be a chance to learn something new....and read some classics I've wanted to for a very long time!!

That being said, here is the list of books that I have chosen for this challenge:

  • Candide by Voltaire
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (re-read)
  • Nana (or The Ladies' Paradise) by Emile Zola
  • Paradise Lost by John Milton
  • Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
  • Indiana by George Sand
  • The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas
  • The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
  • History of My Life by Giacomo Casanova
  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Justine by Marquis de Sade

I stuck with mainly fiction, since that's the genre I'm most interested in. 12 books for 12 months, but who knows if I'll be able to make through all of them!