Dorothy Isbell

Consolation Robert Louis Stevenson Though he, that ever kind and true, Kept stoutly step by step with you, Your while long, gusty lifetime through, Be gone a while before, Be now a moment gone before, Yet, doubt not, soon the seasons shall restore Your friend to you. He has but turned the corner - still … Continue reading Dorothy Isbell


Oryx & Crake – A Reading Journal

The last time I reviewed this book on my blog in 2010, I reviewed it together with it's companion, The Year of the Flood. I don't want to do that this time, because although Oryx & Crake and The Year of the Flood take place in the same dystopian future, deal with the same situations, … Continue reading Oryx & Crake – A Reading Journal

The Classics Club – 50 Classics in 5 Years

There are a few particularities I'd like to take a little bit of time to explain about my Classics Club reading list. Basically, I've divided up my list into several categories and sub-categories. I've done this to visually ensure that I've included some categories of books I don't feel like I've explored enough yet. For … Continue reading The Classics Club – 50 Classics in 5 Years

Challenge Announcement – The Classics Club

I have been challenging myself to read more classics since my junior year in high school...7 years ago. Since that time, I have decidedly tended to read more classic lit (especially in the last three years or so), but I haven't read as much as my high school self would have hoped I would have … Continue reading Challenge Announcement – The Classics Club

Lone Wolf – Jodi Picoult – A Reading Journal

I sort of feel split on this one... I loved the concept of the novel: a man who studies wolves so closely he becomes a member of a pack (well, several packs), is in a horrific accident and his family must decide whether or not to pull the plug on his life support. If you've … Continue reading Lone Wolf – Jodi Picoult – A Reading Journal

Doomsday Book, Connie Willis – Overview/Review

Imagine a future England where people no longer get the flu, cats are extinct, and colleges have history programs able to send students back in time. The world Connie Willis creates for several of her novels is complex and highly logical. First of all, this novel is the winner of three awards: 1992 Nebula Award … Continue reading Doomsday Book, Connie Willis – Overview/Review

Jane Eyre Film Adaptation Journal

Perhaps many of you are quite sick of my Jane Eyre posts, and I promise my goal is not to make Jane Eyre the biggest tag in my cloud - and yet, here is another. As I forgot to bring my next audiobook to work with me today, I reverted back to Jane Eyre, of … Continue reading Jane Eyre Film Adaptation Journal

Jane Eyre – 1983 BBC Mini-Series Review

After the disappointment with the 1996 movie adaptation of Jane Eyre, this 1983 BBC Mini-Series (Netflix link) was a breath of fresh air for me. It follows the story of Jane Eyre as it was written by Charlotte Bronte almost perfectly. The only downside for a casual viewer is the length: 11 episodes of around … Continue reading Jane Eyre – 1983 BBC Mini-Series Review