Review: Jane by April Lindner

Are you looking for a modern take on a classic tale minus zombies or vampires? Friend, I think Jane by April Lindner is the book for you.

Happy 50th Anniversary To Kill A Mockingbird!

Aside from today being the World Cup Final, it is also the 50th Anniversary of the publishing of To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. If y’all haven’t read To Kill A Mockingbird yet, you really need to. It’s a gorgeous Saturday and today I took the time to re-read this classic. I know it’s […]

Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell: Some Thoughts or THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND

The wonderful Allie at A Literary Odyssey is hosting a readalong of Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, and today is the day to post thoughts on chapters 1-8. I suppose you probably want to know what exactly Cranford is about, eh? Well, there isn’t really an overarching plot, rather, this is a series of connected, gentle […]

Review of The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas

Y’all I am an Alexandre Dumas fan girl. If I could resurrect him and make him be my writer boyfriend, I totally would (sorry boo!). Last summer I read the unabridged Count of Monte Cristo translated by Robin Buss* over a period of two weeks. I am a generally fast reader, especially when I have […]

Review of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

I’m sure everyone reading this blog has heard of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, be it through the various movie adaptations, school, or even through a children’s illustrated classics edition. I can remember when I was little, my parents would often bring home Great Illustrated Classics after a visit to the super market. If […]

Review of Anthem by Ayn Rand

Obviously, Anthem by Ayn Rand is a diatribe against collectivism. Ayn Rand expounds on the importance of syntax, the meaning of we vs. I. Essentially, this book is about a man named Equality 7-2521, who is a free-thinker. Anthem begins by describing the society in which Equality 7-2521 lives. People start their lives by living in a […]