This month the Classic club asked:
We want you to mingle. Go to our member list and select a fellow classics clubber you’d like to feature on your blog. This can be someone who is active within the Classics Club, someone quiet who inspires with his/her posts, someone new to the club or scarce whom you’d like the club to meet. S/he can be a friend of yours, or someone you’ve never met. Tell readers why you value this club member. Highlight at least one post from his/her blog.
I have been thinking about this question all month – and here we are right at the end of October and I’m just sneaking in with my answer. My first reaction to the question – was I can’t possibly choose one – there are many. One of the things I love about blogging is the interaction with other readers, I also love being inspired to read books I hadn’t heard of – or had previously dismissed as being not my thing. Time and time again I have bought books on the strength of reviews that I have read on my favourite blogs. So the Classic Club member I have chosen is…
Fleurfisher – for a number of reasons. Jane’s classic club list is made up of many of the kinds of books I love. In fact I am sure she and I must like many of the same kinds of things. I have not met Jane in real life – but our internet paths first crossed over on the Librarything Virago group. Many many times Jane has made me want to read things she has blogged about, and she has been indirectly responsible for me purchasing some as well. I love the way Jane writes her reviews, injecting her personality into them and charting her reading experience. She inspires me as a blogger as well as a reader.
Below are a couple of links to review by Jane that are among the ones that I have been inspired by.
The Constant Nymph – Margaret Kennedy is not on my cc list yet because I don’t yet have a copy – but I love Jane’s review of it, and if I find a copy I will be snaffling it up and editing my cc list – again!
The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katherine Green – is on my cc list because of Jane – I got it free for kindle and really must get around to reading it soon.
Thank you Jane for inspiring me.