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The 50 in 52 Project continues…I’ve finished Middlemarch…next up is The Portrait of a Lady!

I’ve just finished the 11th book, Middlemarch by George Eliot…only 39 more books to go!

Next up is….The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James (1881)

For those keeping score: this is book #12, week #16.

 

The 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge continues! (scroll down for more info)

 

A little info on Henry James and his work:
Henry James was born in 1843 in New York. He attended schools in Europe and finally ended up in law school at Harvard. While traveling in Europe, he met literary giants Turgenev and Flaubert. After serializing a novel in The Atlantic, which made his reputation on both sides of the pond, James released classic novel after classic novel: The American (1877), Washington Square (1880), The Wings of a Dove (1902), The Ambassadors (1903), The Golden Bowl (1904), and more. He became experimental in his later works, in which the dynamics and motivations of characters were often ambiguous, impressionistic, even contradictory, and he layered these to develop a character’s state of mind. Henry James passed away in 1916. He was in the forefront of developing the psychological novel, and his work helped pave the way (along with Twain’s and others) for the Modernistic literary period, which rose at the start of the 20th century.

 

The 50 in 52 Project is a fundraiser for RAINN.org (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network). I challenged myself to read 50 books in 1 year (6/1/18 to 6/1/19). I’m asking folks to sponsor me by pledging a $ amount per book I read. Sponsors don’t have to pay anything until after the Challenge finishes (6/1/19). To sponsor me, click HERE. For more info and a list of the 50 books, go to the posting pinned to the top of the official 50 in 52 Facebook page.

Click HERE to see all the 50 in 52 Project blog posts.

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A 50 in 52 Project Quote!

A 50 in 52 Project Quote!

Mortals are easily tempted to pinch the life out of their neighbour’s buzzing glory, and think that such killing is no murder.
From Middlemarch by George Eliot (that’s her in the photo)

What is the 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge?

I challenged myself to read 50 books in 1 year (6/1/18 to 6/1/19) to raise money for RAINN.org (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network). I’m in book 10, week 16.

I’m asking folks to sponsor me by pledging a $ amount per book I read. You choose the amount. You don’t have to pay until after 6/1/19. To sponsor me & make a pledge, click HERE.  Be the hero in someone else’s story!

For more info, see the post pinned to the top of the 50 in 52 Project Facebook page.

Click HERE to see all of the 50 in 52 Project blog posts.

Thank you!

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The 50 in 52 Project: can 2 more people please sponsor me today?

The 50 in 52 Project

I NEED YOUR HELP!
Can 2 more people sponsor me today please? I’ve read 10 out of 50 books so far!

As of now, I have 13 sponsors and 20 page Likes for my 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge fundraiser. My personal goal by the 10th book was 15 sponsors.

To sponsor me, click HERE. I challenged myself to read 50 books in 1 year (6/2018 – 6/2019) to benefit RAINN.org. You can sponsor me by pledging any $ amount you like per book read—and you don’t have to pay until after 6/1/2019.

This is a GREAT cause—all proceeds benefit RAINN.org (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network), an organization that helps those whose voices are often silenced or ignored.

(More info & the book list are on the top post of the 50 in 52 Project Facebook page.

If you get a chance, could you please accept my invitation and Like my 50 in 52 page? Thank you!

Click HERE to read all the 50 in 52 Project blog posts.

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The 50 in 52 Project continues…I’ve finished Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland…coming up is Middlemarch!

The 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge continues! (scroll down for more info)

I’ve just finished the 10th book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll…only 40 more books to go!

Next up is….Middlemarch by George Eliot (1872)

For those keeping score: this is book #11, week #14

 

A little info on George Eliot and her work:

George Eliot was born Mary Anne Evans in 1819. She chose the pseudonym to avoid the stereotype of female-written literature being concerned solely with (usually lighthearted) romances. Her work furthered the concerned of realism and also frequently had psychological underpinnings. While Middlemarch is considered her masterpiece (it was serialized 1871-72), Eliot is also famous for Adam Bede (1859) and Silas Marner (1860). Writer Martin Amis called Eliot “the greatest writer in the English language ever.”

 

The 50 in 52 Project is a fundraiser for RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network). I challenged myself to read 50 books in 1 year (6/1/18 to 6/1/19). I’m asking folks to sponsor me by pledging a $ amount per book I read. Sponsors don’t have to pay anything until after the Challenge finishes (6/1/19). To sponsor me, click HERE. For more info and a list of the 50 books, go to the posting pinned to the top of the official 50 in 52 Facebook page.

Click HERE is read all the 50 in 52 blog posts.

#50-in-52
#RAINN

 

 

A 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge Quote: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

A 50 in 52 Project Quote!

How she longed to get out of that dark hall, and wander among those beds of bright flowers and those cool fountains, but she could not even get her head through the doorway; “and even if my head would go through,” thought poor Alice, ‘it would be of very little use without my shoulders.”

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (that’s him in the photo)

What is the 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge?

I challenged myself to read 50 books in 1 year (6/1/18 to 6/1/19) to raise money for www.RAINN.org (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network).

 

I’m asking folks to sponsor me by pledging a $ amount per book I read. You choose the amount. You don’t have to pay until after 6/1/19. To sponsor me & make a pledge, click HERE. Be the hero in someone else’s story!

 

For more info, see the post pinned to the top of the 50 in 52 Project Facebook page.

Click HERE to see all the 50 in 52 Project posts on this blog.

Thank you!

#50-in-52
#RAINN

 

THe 50 in 52 Project continues…I finished Great Expectations…coming up: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

The 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge continues! (scroll down for more info)

I’ve just finished the 9th book, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens…only 41 more books to go!

Next up is….Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1865)

For those keeping score: this is book #10, week #14

A little info on Lewis Carroll and his work:

Lewis Carroll was born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson in 1832. He was a mathematician and an Anglican Deacon. He studied then taught at Christ Church College at Oxford University from 1850 until his death. He took up photography and focused for a time on portraits; his subjects included the poets Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Carroll wrote a sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 1871, Through the Looking Glass, a darker work, written while he was suffering from depression. The character of Alice was inspired by Alice Liddell, the daughter of Henry Liddell, the Dean of Christ Church College. Carroll died from pneumonia in 1898.

 

The 50 in 52 Project is a fundraiser for RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network). I challenged myself to read 50 books in 1 year (6/1/18 to 6/1/19). I’m asking folks to sponsor me by pledging a $ amount per book I read. Sponsors don’t have to pay anything until after the Challenge finishes (6/1/19). To sponsor me, click HERE. For more info and a list of the 50 books, go to the posting pinned to the top of the official 50 in 52 Facebook page.

Click HERE to read all the 50 in 52 Project posts on this blog.

#50-in-52
#RAINN

 

 

 

A 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge Quote!

A 50 in 52 Project Quote!

“Once for all; I knew to my sorrow, often and often, if not always, that I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. Once for all; I loved her none the less because I knew it, and it had no more influence in restraining me, than if I had devoutly believed her to be human perfection.”
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (that’s him in the photo)

What is the 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge?

I challenged myself to read 50 books in 1 year (6/1/18 to 6/1/19) to raise money for RAINN.org (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network).

I’m asking folks to sponsor me by pledging a $ amount per book I read. You choose the amount. You don’t have to pay until after 6/1/19. To sponsor me & make a pledge, click HERE. Be the hero in someone else’s story!

For more info, see the post pinned to the top of the 50 in 52 Project Facebook page.

Click HERE for links to all the 50 in 52 Project posts on this blog.

Thank you!

#50-in-52
#RAINN

 

The 50 in 52 Project continues! I finished The Woman in White…Great Expectations is next!

I’ve just finished the 8th book, The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins…only 42 more books to go!

Next up is….Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (1861)
For those keeping score: this is book# 9, week# 12

The 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge continues! (scroll down for more info)

A little info on Charles Dickens and his work:
Charles Dickens was born in 1812, During his earlier twenties, he began to publish short stories in various periodicals. Pickwick Papers (1837) made him famous. His early novels include Oliver Twist (1838) and A Christmas Carol (1843). In his thirties, the social commentary laced through his novels became darker, as exemplified in Hard Times (1854), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), and Great Expectations, which was serialized 1860-1861. His hectic schedule in his later days (publishing other writers, reading tours, theater, and writing endlessly) took a toll on his health, and he passed away in 1870.

The 50 in 52 Project is a fundraiser for RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network). I challenged myself to read 50 books in 1 year (6/1/18 to 6/1/19). I’m asking folks to sponsor me by pledging a $ amount per book I read. Sponsors don’t have to pay anything until after the Challenge finishes (6/1/19). To sponsor me, click HERE. For more info and a list of the 50 books, go to the posting pinned to the top of the official 50 in 52 Facebook page.

Click HERE for all the 50 in 52 Project posts on this blog.

#50-in-52
#RAINN

 

 

A 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge Quote!

A 50 in 52 Project Quote!

“I felt the ominous Future, coming close; chilling me, with an unutterable awe; forcing on me the conviction of an unseen Design in the long series of complications which had now fastened round us.”
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (that’s him in the photo)

What is the 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge?

I challenged myself to read 50 books in 1 year (6/1/18 to 6/1/19) to raise money for RAINN.org (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network).

I’m asking folks to sponsor me by pledging a $ amount per book I read. You choose the amount. You don’t have to pay until after 6/1/19. To sponsor me & make a pledge, click HERE.

For more info, see the post pinned to the top of the 50 in 52 Project Facebook page.

Click HERE for links to all the 50 in 52 posts on this blog.

Thank you!

#50-in-52
#RAINN

 

 

The 50 in 52 Project continues…I finished Moby-Dick…The Woman in White is up next!

The 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge continues! (scroll down for more info)

I’ve just finished the 7th book, Moby-Dick by Herman Melville…only 43 more books to go!

Next up is….The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (1860)

A little info on Wilkie Collins and his work:

Wilkie Collins was born in 1824 and studied to be a lawyer before devoting himself to writing. His novel, The Moonstone (1868), is considered the first English detective novel. The Woman in White was serialized 1859-1860. It is often called the first “sensation” novel. Sensation novels, which were extremely popular in Victorian era Great Britain in the 1860s and 1870s, mixed gothic and romantic notions, as well as melodrama. The genre sprung out of true crime books. Loss of identity and the wrongly accused man were common plots. (Foreshadowing Hitchcock!) Sensation novels brought together realism and romanticism, and thrillers like The Woman in White, were sometimes called “novels with a secret.” Collins’ life could be as scandalous and sensational as his work, especially after the public became aware of his unconventional love life: he lived with a widow and later met a 19-year-old girl, and for the last 20 years of his life, he maintained romantic relationships with both. Collins met Charles Dickens in 1851, and they became fast friends. Dickens would even go on to publish some of Collins’ work. For a time Wilkie Collins was even more popular than Dickens. He became addicted to laudanum, and when he became ill, it hastened his death, which he occurred in 1889.

 

The 50 in 52 Project is a fundraiser for RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network). I challenged myself to read 50 books in 1 year (6/1/18 to 6/1/19). I’m asking folks to sponsor me by pledging a $ amount per book I read. Sponsors don’t have to pay anything until after the Challenge finishes (6/1/19). To sponsor me, click HERE. For more info and a list of the 50 books, go to the posting pinned to the top of the official 50 in 52 Facebook page.

Click HERE to see all the 50 in 52 Project posts on this blog.

#50-in-52
#RAINN