Bout of Books 14: Days 2 & 3 Progress

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Unfortunately, I didn’t meet all of my goals for Day 2 simply due to time constraints.  I’m trying not to beat myself up over it though, because the motto of the week is “flailing, not failing.”  Even though Day 2 came to a bit of a disappointing end, I’m determined to try that much harder for the remainder of the week!

Day 3, on the other hand, was much more successful – I managed to meet all of my goals, and I finished my final summer reading book for school!

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Literary Movement Challenge- Medieval

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Literary Challenge Review: Beowulf

Goodreads Summary: The national bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Award. Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the classic Northern epic of a hero’s triumphs as a young warrior and his fated death as a defender of his people. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on, physically and psychically exposed in the exhausted aftermath. It is not hard to draw parallels in this story to the historical curve of consciousness in the twentieth century, but the poem also transcends such considerations, telling us psychological and spiritual truths that are permanent and liberating.

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Review: Dracula

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January: Dracula, by Bram Stocker 

Original Publication Date: May 26, 1897

Publisher: Constable & Robinson

Dracula is a 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker.

Dracula was my first classic novel that I read (well, actually listened to) for the classic challenge. The book is told through letters that each of main characters have written. Through these letters, Count Dracula is portrayed as a mysterious man. Continue reading

2015 ReRead Challenge

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 The 2015 Re-Read Challenge
We’ve come to the shocking realization that we can’t remember the minute details of some of our favorite books, as well as of some books at the beginning of series that we are hoping to continue in the near future.  Therefore, we decided that Belle of the Literati and So Obsessed With’s 2015 Re-Read Challenge was the perfect opportunity to organize our rereads for 2015.

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