Oooh, I've heard such good things about The Birth House, that I must go check out the contest.Recently found your blog. Love it!
Looking at your sidebar, I've never read Lolita but Adam Bede is one of my favorites--in fact all of George Eliot's stuff (Silas Marner, Mill on the Floss, Middlemarch) I've enjoyed.
I like Eliot too, although I find it's hard to get into the books at first.
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