homérosz's odüsszeusz is awful! it was compulsory in 9th grade and i had to use a LOT of cheat sheets to pass with a good grade :D

LOL Marti, you rebel!  I keep passing it over for other books, I guess I’ll actually get around to it now that you’ve made it sound SO great! ;) 

paygeturner:

✿A Summer To-Read Shelf ✿ In an ongoing pursuit to be well-read I hope to cross these classics off my list this summer.  If you have or plan on reading any of these in the near future I’d love to discuss them together!
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
A Passage to India by E.M. Forester
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf 
Dubliners by James Joyce 
Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol 
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Door by Magda Szabo
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Odyssey by Homer
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton   

I finished 9 out of 13 books on my summer to-read shelf.  Mid-July I had to pick up a lot of extra hours at work so my schedule didn’t allow for as much reading, but I am pretty pleased with what I crossed off my to-read list and I hope to continue next summer!

paygeturner:

A Summer To-Read Shelf  In an ongoing pursuit to be well-read I hope to cross these classics off my list this summer.  If you have or plan on reading any of these in the near future I’d love to discuss them together!

  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  • A Passage to India by E.M. Forester
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf 
  • Dubliners by James Joyce 
  • Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol 
  • Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The Door by Magda Szabo
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton   

I finished 9 out of 13 books on my summer to-read shelf.  Mid-July I had to pick up a lot of extra hours at work so my schedule didn’t allow for as much reading, but I am pretty pleased with what I crossed off my to-read list and I hope to continue next summer!

classicpenguin:

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
We are giving away books like hotcakes for #dorothparkerweek! At this moment, you can win all five of the above books on our instagram and copies of Marion Meade’s extraordinary biography, What Fresh Hell is This?, on our twitter. We love that you guys keep buying Penguin Classics and sometimes we just feel the need to send that love back at you.

classicpenguin:

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

We are giving away books like hotcakes for #dorothparkerweek! At this moment, you can win all five of the above books on our instagram and copies of Marion Meade’s extraordinary biography, What Fresh Hell is This?, on our twitter. We love that you guys keep buying Penguin Classics and sometimes we just feel the need to send that love back at you.

(via simplybookdrunk)

Inspired by ablogwithaview's general enthusiasm for Edith Wharton I've finally begun reading my gently used copy of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize winning The Age of Innocence. 
"As he stood on Madame Olenska’s threshold curiosity was his uppermost feeling. He was puzzled by the tone in which she had summoned him; he concluded that she was less simple than she seemed."

Inspired by ablogwithaview's general enthusiasm for Edith Wharton I've finally begun reading my gently used copy of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize winning The Age of Innocence. 

"As he stood on Madame Olenska’s threshold curiosity was his uppermost feeling. He was puzzled by the tone in which she had summoned him; he concluded that she was less simple than she seemed."