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The Sea-Wolf and Other Sea Monsters - Episode 4

On this voyage through classic literature, we join Humphrey van Weyden and follow his struggle to survive on the ominous ship The Ghost.

A couple of notes on this episode:
At one point I mistakenly imply I rated the book 3 stars.  (I actually gave it a 4.) I apologize for the amount of background noise.  It may have been the chair I was sitting in - I'll try to improve the setup next time around.  Have you read The Sea-Wolf (or other similar sea stories)?  Let me know what you thought of it!

The Writings of Lawrence of Arabia - Episode 3

Today's episode delves into WWI history with the life and writings of T. E. Lawrence.

Books mentioned:
Crusader Castles (Hardcover)
Seven Pillars of Wisdom (Paperback)
Minorities: Good Poems by Small Poets and Small Poems by Good Poets (Hardcover)
The Forest Giant (Free online)
The Odyssey(Hardcover)  |  The Odyssey (Free online)
The Mint (Paperback)  |  The Mint (Free online)

Sources / Further Reading:
Mack, John E.  A Prince of Our Disorder: The Life of T. E. Lawrence.
Brown, Malcolm.  Lawrence of Arabia: The Life, the Legend.
Seven Pillars of Wisdom (My book journal)

Sherlock Holmes Challenge: May Check-In

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Apologies for the lateness of this.  Please comment with any thoughts or reviews you'd like to share!

These were May's stories, following the Chronological Challenge.  If you are on a different schedule, though, feel free to chime in with what you read in May!

May
Week 19 (May 7-13):  The Valley of Fear
Week 20:  "A Scandal in Bohemia"
Week 21:  "A Case of Identity"
Week 22 (May 28-Jun 3):  "The Greek Interpreter"

Ice and Axes - What Makes a Favorite? - Episode 2

For this week's topic, I talk about my favorites from classic literature and why I may give up having "favorites" in the future.