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?
Hello everyone! I’m back to blogging! I had a lot going on this month, so I had to set posting aside for a bit, but I sure hope that the disaster of the month of June is over. I’m ready for July! So here are three mini reviews featuring strong women! How wonderful! The Winner’s … More I’m Back with Three Mini Reviews!
Synopsis: Painter Basil Hallward meets young, beautiful Dorian Gray and paints his portrait. Dorian Gray is seduced by Lord Henry Wotton’s ideas about youth and beauty, and makes a wish that his portrait will age, while he himself remains young and beautiful. Review: What a book!! Can I rate this book higher than 5 stars? … More Book Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
2+2=5 Synopsis: Winston Smith meets and falls in love with Julia, as Big Brother attempts to control every action and thought in a chilling dystopian society. Review: I honestly don’t know how to describe this book. For once, I’m at a loss for words and I struggled to write this review. 1984 was horrific and … More Book Review: 1984 by George Orwell
“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” Synopsis: While vacationing in Monte Carlo, Maxim de Winter meets our unnamed narrator, and they marry and return to the de Winter estate, Manderley. The new Mrs. de Winter constantly comes across reminders of the first Mrs. de Winter, Rebecca. Review: What a beautiful, marvelous, atmospheric … More Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Warning! As this is the sequel to Anne of Green Gables, there may be spoilers for that book! Synopsis: Anne Shirley has suspended her college attendance to help Marilla with Green Gables and to teach at the Avonlea school. Marilla and Anne end up caring for two young twins, Davy and Dora, and the book … More Book Review: Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
It’s time for another tag!! I just love tags, but sometimes they take me awhile to get to. This one is the Coffee Book Tag, and I was tagged for this awhile ago by the fun Ashley @ dreamingthroughliterature. What a creative tag! And this one requires a lot of thought!! Let’s begin! BLACK: A … More Coffee Book Tag
Synopsis: Young Pip lives with his sister and her blacksmith husband Joe and one night helps an escaping convict. Later he meets the mysterious, wealthy Miss Havisham, and her ward, Estella. Pip falls instantly in love with Estella, and desires to become a gentleman instead of a blacksmith. Pip comes into money from an unknown … More Book Review: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Synopsis: Young red-haired orphan Anne Shirley is brought to Green Gables, Prince Edward Island to live with siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. Despite Matthew and Marilla initially wanting a boy to help with the farm, they fall in love with Anne and keep her. Anne grows from young girl to young woman finding friendship and … More Book Review: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
I finally finished it!!! WAHOO!!!! I’ve been reading this book since January, and it seemed to take forever. I ended up liking it, and being thankful that I read it, but I’ll probably never read it again. Moby-Dick tells the story of Captain Ahab and his relentless pursuit of the White Whale, Moby-Dick, putting the … More Book Review: Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville