• Random,  Top Ten Tuesdays

    Top Ten “Older” Books I Don’t Want People to Forget About

    Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! In this list I included every book that can be taught at school, read on your own or found at a book shop but that, somehow seem to be forgotten by most readers out there! They are wide-known but little-read and I think they deserve much more attention than they usually get: 1. The Canterbury Tales by…

  • 20th century,  General Fiction

    O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

    A great professor of mine lent me O Pioneers! by Willa Cather a year ago. It is a wonderful edition from the late 80’s: the paper is already old and it has wonderful little annotations that highlight the best lines and excerpts. However, I waited til this year, when I took American history lessons, to read it. 3/5 Summary from BD: ‘For the first time, perhaps, since that land emerged from the waters of geologic ages, a human face was set toward it with love and yearning. It seemed beautiful to her, rich and strong and glorious.’ Willa Cather’s second novel, O Pioneers! (1913) tells the story of Alexandra Bergson…