My Thoughts On Reading Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz #quovadisreadalong

As regular readers of this blog will know, I have been participating in Nick Senger’s 2021 chapter a day readalong project. The second book in the series has been Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz and I have been reading the translation by W S Kuniczak.

From the blurb:

An epic saga of love, courage and devotion in Nero’s time, Quo Vadis portrays the degenerate days leading to the fall of the Roman empire and the glory and the agony of early Christianity. Set at a turning point in history (AD54-68), as Christianity replaces the era of corruption and gluttony that marked Nero’s Rome, Quo Vadis brims with life.

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Reflections on Reading Dante’s Divine Comedy via Tea, Toast and Trivia

I recently wrote about my reading of Dante’s The Divine Comedy as part of Nick Senger’s readalong. My dear friend Becky very kindly invited me to talk further about this adventure on her marvellous podcast Tea, Toast and Trivia.

It is always a huge pleasure to be part of Becky’s brilliant podcast conversations and I really enjoyed this opportunity to look back on my experience of reading one of the world’s great masterpieces of literature.

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Six Degrees of Separation: From The Bass Rock to Catriona

It’s time for another Six Degrees post, hooray! This is a monthly meme where participants are given the same starting book by Kate over at BooksAreMyFavouriteAndBest. We then add six linked books of our choosing. It’s always fascinating to see how different the chains end up being.

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Six Degrees of Separation: from Beezus and Ramona to Farewell My Lovely

It’s time for another Six Degrees post. Hosted by Kate, this is a meme where we all start with the same title, add six linked titles and see where we end up. It’s amazing and fascinating to see how different everyone’s chains are.

Mt chains seem to have become a repository for my reading aspirations and this month is no different. I decided to use as my links only titles that I already own, but haven’t yet read (with one exception) in the hope that it may spur me on to actually finish some of them some time……!

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