Book Review: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (Time Quintet #1)

Official Synopsis taken from the back of the book: It was a dark and stormy night. Out of this wild night, a strange visitor comes to the Murry house and beckons Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe on a most dangerous and extraordinary adventure—one that will threaten their lives and our … More Book Review: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (Time Quintet #1)

ARC Review: The Famished Road by Ben Okri

Official Synopsis from Amazon: In the decade since it won the Booker Prize, Ben Okri’s Famished Road has become a classic. Like Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children or Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, it combines brilliant narrative technique with a fresh vision to create an essential work of world literature. The narrator, Azaro, … More ARC Review: The Famished Road by Ben Okri

Book Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Official Synopsis from Amazon: The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under — maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther’s breakdown with such intensity that Esther’s insanity becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an … More Book Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

You Pierce My Soul

I’m really behind on all of my tags, but here’s one for the Three Days, Three Quotes challenge. The rules are: Thank the person who nominated you. Post a quote for three consecutive days. Nominate three new bloggers each day.   As usual with my tags, I’m going to change things up a bit! I … More You Pierce My Soul

Book Review: Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables #4)

Synopsis: Anne Shirley becomes a principal at Summerside High School, and moves to Windy Poplars for three years while she teaches and writes to Gilbert Blythe. Review: Sweet, enchanting, and a bit random. Anne of Windy Poplars is book four in the popular classic series Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. Told mostly in … More Book Review: Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables #4)

Classic Remarks Friday: Jane Austen – Fluff or Canon?

Classic Remarks is a classic literature meme hosted by Pages Unbound. Questions/discussions are posted on Fridays, and this week I’ve decided to participate in the meme! This week’s question is: Some argue Jane Austen writes “fluff” and others argue she belongs in the canon because she writes witty social commentary.  Do you think Austen belongs … More Classic Remarks Friday: Jane Austen – Fluff or Canon?

Book Review: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

“There is no story that is not true.” Synopsis: Things Fall Apart tells of the rise and fall of Okonkwo, an Igbo man, and deals with the influence of British colonialism and the Christian missionaries on the Igbo people. Review: What. A. Book. This is an important novel, one that resonates long after finishing. Chinua … More Book Review: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe