Genre: Classics

Six Degrees of Separation – From Ethan Frome to A Boy Called Christmas

Six Degrees of Separation – From Ethan Frome to A Boy Called Christmas

Greetings! Welcome to another edition of Six Degrees of Separation. We haven’t done a Six Degrees post in months. How terrible. Just shows how quickly the year has passed us by. Can you still remember the rules? This monthly fun meme is hosted by Books are my Favorite and Best: On the first Saturday of every month, a book is chosen as a starting point and linked to six other books to form a chain. Books can be linked in obvious ways, for example: same authors, same era or genre, or books with similar themes or settings. Or you might choose to link them in more personal ways: books you read in the same holiday, books given to you by a particular friend or books that remind you of a particular time in your life. The choices are endless here!  Our starting point for this month, is once again a book/novella that we have never heard about. Are we really that clueless? Good grief, no. It’s Christmas Time. How are we going to cheer this one up? Guess I’m going to have to build this one up a bit. Let’s start with the name + surname similarities. First Degree: Our first degree […]

Posted December 6, 2021
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King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard Series: Allan Quatermain #1 on 1885 Genres: Classics Pages: 264 Format: Audiobook, Paperback Source: My Bookshelf Goodreads H. Rider Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines has entertained generations of readers since its first publication in 1885. Following a mysterious map of dubious reliability, a small group of men trek into southern Africa in search of a lost friend-and a lost treasure, the fabled mines of King Solomon. Led by the English adventurer and fortune hunter Allan Quartermain, they discover a frozen corpse, survive untold dangers in remote mountains and deserts, and encounter the merciless King Twala en route to the legendary hoard of diamonds. Audio book listened to between May 20 – May 26, 2016 (Listened to a few chapters again 25 June 2020)  Librivox recording by John Nicholson (I still vote for Sean Connery to do this reading) My rating:  Goodreads:  H. Rider Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines has entertained generations of readers since its first publication in 1885. Following a mysterious map of dubious reliability, a small group of men trek into southern Africa in search of a lost friend-and a lost treasure, the fabled mines of King Solomon. Led by the English adventurer and fortune […]

Posted June 26, 2020
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