Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Books About Beethoven

For those who are a fan of Beethoven here is a list of books all about his life and work. Check back often for new additions to this list.


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Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Tale of Two Cities Read-along

Starting April 21st reader will be joining together to read A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. As a fan of Dickens I could not pass up the opportunity to re-read this novel. I will be tweeting about my read (@WeeklyZen ) with the #1Tale2Cities tag. On Monday's I will update Weekly Zen with a close reading of the chapters that the group was scheduled to read.  All the information about joining the read-along and schedule is posted at Reading in Bed . 




The event runs April 21- May 19 2014 and below is the reading schedule:
  • April 21: Start reading
  • April 28: Book the First ch. 1-6 and Book the Second ch. 1-5
  • May 5: Book the Second ch. 6-16
  • May 12: Book the Second ch. 17-24 and Book the Third ch. 1-3
  • May 19: Read to the end
  • May 26: Wrap up and winner announcement


Friday, February 28, 2014

Quotes from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Below are some of my favorite quotes and moments from Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. Check back often as the list may change with each new reading.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

“If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”

“He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” 

“Be with me always - take any form - drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!”

“I have to remind myself to breathe -- almost to remind my heart to beat!”

“My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I am Healthcliff! He's always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being.”

“She burned too bright for this world.”

“He wanted all to lie in an ecstasy of peace; I wanted all to sparkle and dance in a glorious jubilee. I said his heaven would be only half alive; and he said mine would be drunk: I said I should fall asleep in his; and he said he could not breathe in mine.”

“Nelly, I am Heathcliff - he's always, always in my mind - not as a pleasure, any more then I am always a pleasure to myself - but, as my own being.”

“I've no more business to marry Edgar Linton than I have to be in heaven and if the wicked man in there had not brought Heathcliff so low I shouldn't have thought of it. It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now so he shall never know how I love him and that not because he's handsome Nelly but because he's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of his and mine are the same and Linton's is as different as a moonbeam from lightning or frost from fire.”

“He shall never know I love him: and that, not because he's handsome, but because he's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made out of, his and mine are the same.”

Audio Books 2014

My entire reading life I have been a voracious reader but within the last three years I have discovered the awesomeness of audio books.  I tend to listen to them while I am running or biking, and driving. Sometimes they are supplemental to the books that I am reading and sometimes I am just listening to the book. Here is a provisional list of the books that I plan on listening to in 2014. When I have listened to a book I will cross it off the list and put the date finished behind it. It will be added to my overall READ in 2014 list.

1. Divergent (supplemental) February 2014
2. Insurgent (supplemental) February 2014
3. Allegiant (supplemental) February 2014
4. Eleanor & Park
5. The Last Lecture
6. Crazy Rich Asians
7.  Drood (supplemental) January 2014
8. Wuthering Heights (Supplemental) January 2014
9. The Thirteenth Tale
10. The Last Dickens (Supplemental)