On Reading Pride and Prejudice for the First Time

Before this month, I had never read anything by Jane Austen. There was no reason for that, other than I had never been required to in school. Sometimes the contrarian in me takes a perverse pleasure in having not read a book or seen a movie that is very popular (for example, I have never … Continue reading On Reading Pride and Prejudice for the First Time

March 2010: Books Read

1. Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain. I'm a big fan of Mark Twain. As a fan of Twain's, I have already read his most well-known works, like Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. I have also read Roughing It, Life on the MIssissippi and an awful lot of his essays. It was about time, then, that … Continue reading March 2010: Books Read

Book Review: Jane Austen by Peter Leithart

I have never read a Jane Austen book. I love to read, and I'm sure I would enjoy her novels, but I have just never gotten around to it - though she is one of my wife's favorite authors. So when I had the chance to read a short biography of her, I jumped at … Continue reading Book Review: Jane Austen by Peter Leithart