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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The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins

Oh. My. Goodness. I am so glad that I read this just as summer turned to fall here in Northern Colorado - it always enhances the gothic genre when there is a crisp in the air and there are lots of dreary, stormy days. This is my favorite time of year for reading, and The Woman … Continue reading The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins

The Two Towers, JRR Tolkien

In my post about The Fellowship of the Ring, I mentioned that I was feeling impatient for the story to 'get started' since I had seen the films and was used to the fast pacing of them, but now in book two I have to rescind that sentiment. In The Two Towers I loved that … Continue reading The Two Towers, JRR Tolkien

The Fellowship of the Ring, JRR Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings is one of the biggest epic stories that exists in the fantasy genre. Unfortunately, I watched the Peter Jackson film trilogy before reading the books. In fact, I saw the movies before I even knew The Lord of the Rings was a book series (I was 13 when the first … Continue reading The Fellowship of the Ring, JRR Tolkien

Thoughts on My Cousin Rachel, by Daphne du Maurier

Last night I finished reading My Cousin Rachel, by Daphne du Maurier. It had been at the top of my to read list for the past several years, but I never got past the first several pages until last week, which is strange, because the first several pages are almost as gripping as the first … Continue reading Thoughts on My Cousin Rachel, by Daphne du Maurier