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Collection: The Tailor of Panama / Our Game / The Night Manager
John le Carré
Detective Inspector Huss
Helene Tursten
Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection
Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry
Merlin Trilogy
Mary Stewart
Progress: 340/928 pages
Open Secret: The Autobiography of the Former Director-General of MI5
Stella Rimington
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle

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Dora Doralina - Rachel de Queiroz
Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten - Langston Hughes, Carl Van Vechten, Emily Bernard
The Women Who Got Away - John Updike
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Classics

     I recently was cleaning my library shelves and, of course, had to remove the books to do so. Afterwards, as I rearranged and returned the books to their shelves, I thought about the many International Collectors Library volumes and other classics that my late wife and I had purchased many years ago. I don’t recall that either of us ever read one. My minimalist daughter would tell me, “Dad, why do you have these? You never read them.” So, I made a pledge to work one in from time to time in my reading schedule. I invite all of you to do something similar.

    Let’s read classic books! Who’s with me? My first will be As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner. My reviews of these works will include a little biography gleaned from Wikipedia. I’m sure most of you use Wikipedia to look things up. Donations to them are appreciated.

     I invite you to reblog this with your friends as I don’t have many.

Reblogged from MikeDI