I started Book to the Future to fill in some of the considerable gaps in my reading.
But this week is different – because I’m reviewing a book I’ve already read.
Yes, I know there are many other books I could have easily read this week. Henry James published The Wings of the Dove in 1902. Andre Gide’s The Immoralist also came out this year. They’re both books that I wouldn’t mind reading. But, for some reason, I felt compelled to revisit a book I’ve already read.
Continue reading “1902 – heart of darkness ~ joseph conrad”
No – I’m not back from the past yet!
I’m still firmly ensconced in 1902, reading…whatever book has taken my fancy.
(Unless I’ve, you know, totally screwed up the space-time continuum or something, or I’ve inadvertently stranded myself in the past…in which case, this post is going to just sit here for all eternity. How ironic, given the subject!)
Continue reading “bibliophage”
Last week, I ventured back to 1900 and read a book about a very determined little girl who wants nothing more than to find her way back home.
This week, in 1901, I read a book about an equally determined young woman who hates everything about her home with an unrivaled passion, and longs to escape. The story – and more importantly, the young woman in it, has permanently left a mark on me.
Continue reading “1901 – my brilliant career ~ miles franklin”
Time travel is AMAZING, and all…but Dorothy was right – there really is no place like home.
It’s the first week of my reading journey through time, and I’ve got more than two years of this ahead of me. If I said I wasn’t feeling daunted and lonely and tiny and lost right now, I’d be a great big liar.
Continue reading “1900 – the wizard of oz ~ l. frank baum”