Book Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Official Synopsis from Amazon: A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned—a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the … More Book Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Book Review: Anne’s House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables #5)

Official synopsis from Goodreads: Anne’s own true love, Gilbert Blythe, is finally a doctor, and in the sunshine of the old orchard, among their dearest friends, they are about to speak their vows. Soon the happy couple will be bound for a new life together and their own dream house, on the misty purple shores … More Book Review: Anne’s House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables #5)

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

Book Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

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