The Quest of An Everyday Soccer Mom to Read the Modern Library's 100 Best Fiction Books of the 20th Century.

Monday, February 8, 2010


Hey gang...

A big 'welcome' shout-out to those of you who have joined my blog over the last month. Glad to see you here! Those who have been around a while, thanks for hanging around.

You may have noticed the dearth of postings over the last week or so. Or not! Thinking things over, I realized that chapter-by-chapter play calls on all the books I'm reading is probably not encouraging anyone to read the books on the list (in fact, it may be discouraging some of you from reading them altogether...which with some of the books would not be a bad thing...TRUST ME :) . So I've re-written my reviews on Books 100-84, and will be waiting until I finish future books before giving you the lowdown. So there'll be fewer blog posts...but don't worry! The Literary Dirtbag Awards will continue! And I'll be Twittering about the books daily, so you can check in with me there to see how the books are going and/or offer moral support.

I guess the other, more obvious excuse I should give is that A Bend in the River is not wow-ing me with its literary merit. Or much else, for that matter. But that's never stopped us here at Journeys!

Read on! And keep those comments comin'!



  1. Hi,

    I'm also blogging my way through the Modern Library list. Your blog is great (although I have to disagree about Sophie's Choice . . . One of the worse books I have ever read. Seriously. :-) )

    If you want to check out my blog, you can find it here:

    Let me know what you think.


  2. Devon, your blog is fabulous! I am so excited to meet another ML blogger. :) Thanks for hunting me down. :) I will post your site on my ML Bloggers sidebar list so others can check it out.


  3. I like the changes. Can't wait to read your reviews.

    And I'm glad to find Devon's blog. I'll go visit now.