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text 2018-12-12 15:45
Reading progress update: I've read 32%.
South Riding - Shirley Williams,Marion Shaw,Winifred Holtby

At this point, I'm struggling with this book. The writing is top notch, but there are so many characters and we're skipping around so much that I'm not really getting a good sense of person or place.

 

The plot summary makes it sound as though the book concentrates on Sarah Burton, the new headmistress to the local school. So far, though, our engagement with Miss Burton has been minimal. I'm hoping that now that the characters and the community have been introduced, Holtby settles in and gives us a bit more of a narrative.

 

Reading for my A Century of Women project - this is the book for 1936.

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text 2018-12-08 20:39
Reading progress update: I've read 50 out of 150 pages.
If I Die Before I Wake (Penguin Modern Classics) - Sherwood King

this became a movie called The Lady from Shanghai, which I have not seen, though the book seems to be in the same vein as Double Indemnity, which I have seen but not read. with that sorted...I am enjoying this book very much, so far.

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review 2018-08-17 17:42
The Complete Stories (Penguin Modern Classics) - Truman Capote

These stories show a great capacity for capturing time, place and character. Highly evocative. On the whole I think I prefered the Depression era Alabama childhood stories to the more recently set ones, but the one set in a cemetary was great. This volume has made me take a wider interest in Capote's work.

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text 2018-08-09 18:43
Reading progress update: I've read 244 out of 297 pages.
The Complete Stories (Penguin Modern Classics) - Truman Capote

A passing reference to a character that might possibly have been inspired by the same person who inspired Boo Radley...

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text 2018-08-08 23:16
Reading progress update: I've read 240 out of 297 pages.
The Complete Stories (Penguin Modern Classics) - Truman Capote

Among the Paths to Eden: not sure why I find this story so delightful.

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