Classics: Love them or hate them?

classics

Those of you who follow me here on Bookish Temptations since when I first started posting, already know that I have a soft spot for classic novels. In fact, some of the shelves on my library are dedicated to them.

Not all classics are the same, though, that’s for sure. It’s one thing when you read Jane Austen or the Bronte sisters, and quite another when you read, for example,  Joseph Conrad or James Joyce (ugh!! Definitely not one of my favorites). Some of the classic novels I’ve read were very, very hard to get into, some were easier, but all in all I’ve always believed that classics in general can give us a lot in terms of insight, and they provide a lot of food for thought to ponder upon.

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Tamie and Elena Discuss Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard (Chapters 47-58)

I can’t believe it, but today marks the end of our book club discussions of Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard …well, kinda.

The posts will all remain in our archives, so if at anytime you want to add your thoughts, or ask us a question regarding ours, either on a topic that we covered or even one we didn’t …feel free to leave them in the comments.

At the end of this discussion you’ll find the Q and A with SR…

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Gabriel’s Rapture Discussion Questions: Chapters 47-58

Gosh peeps…it’s hard to believe, but this is it…our last set of discussion questions for Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard.

Elena and I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have. It’s fun discussing a favorite book with others, don’t you think?

Let’s go check out the questions…

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Tamie and Elena Discuss Gabriel’s Rapture (chapters 21-33)

Happy Saturday all and welcome to week three of our book club discussion of Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard.

I have to share something that’s kind of funny even though both Elena and I felt like two dorks when it was discovered. Both of us made a goof with one of the questions we originally posted. One referred to a scene from chapter 20…which is from last week, and then one went into something that happens in chapter 34…which isn’t til next week. So…those two q’s have been removed…go ahead…you can laugh…we did 🙂

Now go on and see how we answered the questions that were left…

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Book Club Reminders- Gabriel’s Rapture (7/15- 7/21)

This week we will reach the halfway point, and begin our reading of chapters 21-33 of  Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard

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Tamie and Elena Discuss Gabriel’s Rapture- Chapters 9-20

Welcome to our second week of discussion questions for Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard.

This week we move into chapters 9-20 and some very emotional and powerful scenes play out. In fact, you might want to bring some tissues with you…

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Gabriel’s Rapture Discussion Questions: Chapters 9-20

Right off the bat Elena and I want to thank all of you that have joined in our discussions of Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard  (Geez you guys… I just caught myself writing @sylvainreynard )

It’s nice talking to others that share our love of this book, and to read other people’s perspectives don’t you think? I just want to remind everyone that it’s perfectly acceptable to join in at any time, the more the merrier. Also, please don’t feel as though you have to answer/discuss every question unless you want to. If you feel strongly about just one or two then talk to us about those.

We’re having a great time, and hope y’all are as well 🙂

and now let’s go look at those q’s…

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