1902 – heart of darkness ~ joseph conrad

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.

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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!)

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1901 – my brilliant career ~ miles franklin

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.

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1900 – the wizard of oz ~ l. frank baum

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.

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