Category: Read-alongs

Margaret Fuller and the Italian Revolutions of 1848-1849

Margaret Fuller and the Italian Revolutions of 1848-1849

In the late summer of 1846, Margaret Fuller traveled to Europe as the foreign correspondent for the New-York Tribune. This was a trip that she had been planning to take on her own for years, but circumstances concerning her family (especially the sudden death of her father in 1835) had prevented her from doing so earlier. Her trip started with visits to England and Scotland, then she moved on to Paris, and finally to Italy where she would experience the revolutions […]

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Thoughts on Margaret Fuller

Thoughts on Margaret Fuller

(The following biographical information comes from the Introduction to The Essential Margaret Fuller, written by Jeffrey Steele.) Margaret Fuller was born in 1810 in Massachusetts, and was the first child of Timothy (later a congressman) and Margarett. Fuller had eight siblings, two of whom died when they were just over a year old. Fuller’s father was very strict about her education and was her sole instructor for many years, leaving her no time to play with other children or do other […]

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Tea With Transcendentalists: November 15 – December 15

Tea With Transcendentalists: November 15 – December 15

Tomorrow starts a month of transcendentalist reading on Between the Covers. Back in August, @JillIsReading, @RoofBeamReader and I started chatting on Twitter about Walden (by Thoreau), and that led to the decision to do a sort of read-along of the transcendentalists over the course of a month. From tomorrow until December 15th, the three of us will be reading Emerson, Thoreau, Fuller, and who-/whatever else we have chosen independently, and will be blogging about it on our respective sites. This […]

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#TuesBookTalk: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

#TuesBookTalk:  The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

#TuesBookTalk is an online book discussion group, sponsored by Michelle of The True Book Addict (@truebookaddict).  Every Tuesday night at 10:30pm ET, we gather on Twitter to discuss a section of the current month’s reading choice.  Anyone is welcome to be a part of the group and discussion, and we’d love to have you join us. This month’s selection (by popular vote) is The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, and discussion starts on September 13th.  If you aren’t […]

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Announcement: Transcendentalist Read-Along Coming in November…

Announcement:  Transcendentalist Read-Along Coming in November…

L to R: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Walt Whitman & Emily Dickinson Last night on Twitter, @JillIsReading and @RoofBeamReader were having a conversation about Thoreau’s Walden and how they’d like to read and re-read it, respectively.  I chimed in and told them that Walden is one of my favorites and that I try to read it every Spring, and Jill suggested that we have a read-along.  This sparked further discussion, and we decided that we’d have […]

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