A Long Fatal Love Chase, Louisa May Alcott

I found this novel in a thrift store. Before that, I had no idea this novel existed. I probably would have bought this book for the cover/edition itself, but of course I also recognized the name of Louisa May Alcott, who most famously wrote Little Women (which I am ashamed to say I have never … Continue reading A Long Fatal Love Chase, Louisa May Alcott

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke

   Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is a novel of epic proportions. Not only is it substantial in physical size, but the scope of the story is huge as well.  I have described this novel as an alternate English history when put to the question. The premise is that English magic (which was prevalent a … Continue reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke

Gone With the Wind – A Reading Journal, Part IV

This post comes to you as a series of thoughts by bullet point. Spoilers abound. -Ashley actually does like her? I apparently misread things from the beginning. Even after that confrontation in the orchard, she is still so wild about him. I've been harboring that she didn't truly love him, but now having thought of … Continue reading Gone With the Wind – A Reading Journal, Part IV

Book Review:: Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë

Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte Classic Literature Pages:: 337 Pages Published:: December 1847 Goodreads Page To By on Amazon   Summary:: Mr. Lockwood is the new tenant of a property that neighbors the landlord's, Wuthering Heights. When he calls over to meet the man, who is known only as Heathcliff, he is astounded by how unapologetically abrupt … Continue reading Book Review:: Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë

Jane Eyre -Thoughts Through the Ending

The story takes off at the start of Chapter ten. This is where Jane passes from childhood dependence to slowly attaining her adult independence. She realizes she has to take charge of her future, for she is in control of it, and prepares for a change. But I want to step back for just a … Continue reading Jane Eyre -Thoughts Through the Ending

Jane Eyre, A Reading Journal – through Lowood School

Who knew? Who would have remotely guessed that I, a tomboy from childhood, only recently becoming feminine in the least, would find her absolute literary companion in a Romance novel from the 19th century in the form of Jane Eyre. Not I, I can assure you, but that is exactly what happened. So far, I … Continue reading Jane Eyre, A Reading Journal – through Lowood School

Jane Eyre VS Rebecca – A Comparative Review

Today is the day, after reading two excellent books, that I bend my brain comparing the two to see what sort of connections I can draw between them. I should be honest and say that I haven't read or heard really anything comparing the two, except simply that they often are. I've never done something … Continue reading Jane Eyre VS Rebecca – A Comparative Review

Sense & Sensibility, an Austen in August Read

Of all of Jane Austen’s novels, I was most eager to read Sense & Sensibility. Something about the title itself appealed to me – the sounds it makes when I say it aloud, the connotation, the feeling I got when thinking about those words together…all somehow contributed the this feeling that this would be the … Continue reading Sense & Sensibility, an Austen in August Read

Pride & Prejudice, My First Jane Austen

And the list of prolific authors I’ve not read has been shortened by one - I’ve finally read a Jane Austen novel!! I chose Pride & Prejudice to start with for several reasons: 1) It’s the volume of hers I’ve owned the longest (going on ten years…it’s about time I cracked it!) 2) It’s the … Continue reading Pride & Prejudice, My First Jane Austen