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Nothing Like a Dame : Alexandre Dumas - "La Dame de Monsoreau" or "Chicot the Jester"

Alexande Dumas’ (and Auguste Maquet’s) “La Dame de Monsoreau” picks up six years after the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre from “Queen Margot”. Catherine of Medici’s pervasive influence still contaminates the body politic like a traceless poison. 467 more words


A challenging reading list

A challenging reading list. It’s aimed at school students, but would do us all good if it widened our reading horizons. I found it attached to a tweet from King’s School in Worcester (@KSWLibrary), setting out what pupils (and staff!) are to read by February 2017 if they are to win a gold, silver or bronze award (if they want to podium, in fact). 298 more words


How To Read The Classics

There are a handful of books about reading books, such as Mortimer Adler’s How To Read A Book, Harold Bloom’s How To Read And Why, and probably my favorite in the genre The Pleasures of Reading in An Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs, that have really helped readers become better readers. 388 more words

Classical Education

“He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two.”

-Victor Hugo (Les Miserables)


Hello lovely readers! Today I’m here with a type of blog post that’s a bit new for me – a book tag. I know that book tags are extremely popular and extremely common in the book blogging world, but I personally have never done one here on Reflections of a Reader. 1.040 more words

The Inferno by Dante

OK, I love The Inferno.  The poetic justice of each circle of Hell I find interesting and entertaining.  I don’t believe that’s what Hell is like, but it is interesting, none the less.   99 more words

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