The House of Mirth

The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton

Book #770 Reviewer: Kara There is something about Lily Bart that sets her apart for everyone else in The House of Mirth. She is stunningly beautiful, which matters a lot to many of the men in the nouveau-riche turn-of-the-century New York society in which she lives. She is also extremely skilled in social situations and is able to understand people’s inner motives, hang-ups, and intentions … Continue reading The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton

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The Dispossessed – Ursula K. LeGuin

Book # 326a Reviewer: Kara This classic novel of science fiction is the story of Shevek, a physicist from a 150-year-old socialist-anarchist experimental utopia on a moon. He has begun to see cracks in his society, and a return to the ways that the founders left their home planet to escape. He travels to that home planet, with the ultimate goal of “tearing down walls.” Written in … Continue reading The Dispossessed – Ursula K. LeGuin

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie

Book #695 Reviewer: Ms Oh Waily I will put my cards on the table right at the start.  I have loved Agatha Christie’s work since I was a teenager, when I owned pretty much her entire works in secondhand hardbacks.  That made it a no-brainer for me to re-read this classic of detective fiction. The novel was first published in 1926, having previously been serialised … Continue reading The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie

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Out of Africa – Isak Dineson (Karen Blixen)

Book # 614 REVIEWER: Kara Out of Africa is a memoir of the author’s 17 years living on and running a coffee plantation in Kenya from 1914 to 1931. She describes animals, plants and scenery, the “Natives” who work for her, and various events that happen while she’s there. Highlights include all-night dances the locals host, shooting lions, flying over the land with pilot friends, and trying to … Continue reading Out of Africa – Isak Dineson (Karen Blixen)