Category Archives: Books I Ought to Read

Books I Ought to Read No. 4: The Awakening by Kate Chopin

“One of these days,” she said, “I’m going to pull myself together for a while and think – try to determine what character of a woman I am; for candidly, I don’t know. By all those codes which I am … Continue reading

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Books I Ought to Read No. 3: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

I’ve tried to read The House of Mirth before. It wasn’t really a very serious attempt; I started reading and thought ‘this is interesting’ and then put it down and read something else. After my last books I ought to … Continue reading

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Books I Ought to Read: No. 2 – The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

I had this idea a while ago that I really ought to get around to those books I ought to read. You know the ones: the classic ones that you (by you I mean I) buy and then stick on … Continue reading

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Books I Ought to Read: No. 1 – Howards End by E. M. Forster

Shortly before I went on my summer holiday I was thinking about reading. Well, I am often thinking about reading: what I want to read, what I want to review, the kinds of books I want to be exposed to; … Continue reading

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