Sunday, May 27, 2012

I'm gonna start this post for July's reading the groups will be discussed.  It is a little bit early not all of the groups have completed their nominations and started polls.  This is a list of the books already selected for July.

1. Study in Scarlet by Arthur Canon Doyle
3. Summer by Edith Wharton
4. Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy
5. Aneid by Virgil
6. Edar Allen Poe works-The Dupin Tales
--The Murders in the Rue Morgue
--The Mystery of Marie Roger
--The Purloined Letter
7. The fellowship of the ring by J.R.R Tolkien
8.  Middlemarch by George Eliot

Book I: May 11-21: Ch. 11-21

In these chapter Julien's hate for the aristocrats have seemed to changed because of his affair with Madame Renal. Earlier in the reading He wanted to conquer her by holding her hand.  His hate for her or maybe for the social order of things gave him the power.
book one: May 1- 10: Ch. 1-10

So far, The good is a good read.  I do stumble from time to  time in my reading.  For example,  In the beginning of chapter one gives a description of the city varrieries. I though it was hard to vistualize but i did get i deas from the threads on goodreads.  The chapter also tells the type of people that live there, stern and out for prestige.  Then the author introduce you to julien who become the main character. I got the impression from the author to feel sorry for julien because of the abuse from his father and brothers.  Then I'm given a reason as why I should not, he hates the rich and villian.  He falls in love and has an affair with this employer wife that gives him the reputation of villiany from everyone in the varrieires.
I originally wanted to wait until june to start jotting notes on the book chosen by what ever group I decide to follow in discussion. The book I'm reading now, The Red and the Black, discussions will carry over into june.  So, I'll I start taking notes.

Here is a copy of the reading the schedule:
Book One

May 1- 10: Ch. 1-10
May 11-21: Ch. 11-21
May 22-30: Ch.22-30

Book Two

May 31- June 7: Ch. 1-15
June 8-14: 16-25
June 15-22: Ch.26-35
June 23-30- Ch. 36-En

Saturday, May 26, 2012

These are the book clubs I belong to on
 1. The readers Review: Literature from 1800 to 1910
 2. Victorians
 3. Classics and the western canon
 4. Discovering Russian Literature
 5. Should have read classics
7. The 1700-1939 book club.
This is the list of the what they will be reading in June:
1. On study in scarlet
2. Jane Eyre
3. Resurrection
4. Fahrenheit 451
5. The Painted Veil
6. The Red and the Black

Shelfari is discussing  "The eyes were watching god by Zora Neal Hurston.
Ok, Here is where I'll starting discussing book like its done on the online book club sites. Right now I belong to quite a few book clubs and sites. Since I purchased an ereader back in 2010, I have been doing quit a bite of reading. I do not express myself as well as they do on those site, so I'll do it here. I finally have found something to use for notes.

Here is what I'll be reading:

The Red and the Black:

A Chronicle of the Nineteenth Century
Front Cover
Oxford University Press, Jul 9, 1998 - 559 pages
In December of 1827, Marie Henri Beyle read a newspaper account of the trial of a young man charged with the attempted murder of a married woman. With this as inspiration, Beyle - under the pen hame of Stendhal - set about writing what was to become one of the great psychological novels of all time, "The Red and the Black." Set in a small provincial French town, and in Paris, the book tells the story of Julien Sorel, a handsome and brilliant young tutor who is both hero and villian. Considered one of literature's most complex characters, Sorel is cold, opportunistic, and uncompromising with others - including his influential mistress - as he seeks to fulfill his lust for power and wealth; yet he is hopelessly victimized by his own romantic soul and by the military and religious forces - the "Red" and the "Black" - that prevail in all of France

About the author (1998)

STENDHAL(Marie-Henri Beyle) was born in Grenoble in 1783. He served in Napoleon's cavalry and thereafter lived in Italy and Paris, where he wrote many books, including On Love, the autobiographical Life of Henri Brulard, The Charterhouse of Parma (which he wrote in fifty-two days), and The Red and the Black. He died in 1842.
BURTON RAFFEL is a distinguished professor of humanities at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His many translations include Rabelais's Gargantua and Pantagruel, winner of the 1991 French-American Foundation Translation Prize, Chretien de Troyes's Arthurian Romances, Cervantes's Don Quijote, and Balzac's Pere Goriot. His translation of Beowulf has sold more than a million copies.
DIANE JOHNSON Is the author of ten novels--most recently Le Mariage and Le Divorce--two books of essays, two biographies, and the screenplay for Stanley Kubrick's classic film "The Shining," She has been a finalist four times for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

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