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

A Study in Scarlet, Arthur Conan Doyle

This is the second Sherlock Holmes story I have read (the first was The Hound of the Baskervilles), and I have to say I remain surprised by the way they read. I suppose it is the enormous fame of the characters, the familiarity with which I felt I had with them before ever reading one … Continue reading A Study in Scarlet, Arthur Conan Doyle

Gone With the Wind – A Reading Journal, Part III

This post is a reading journal, and therefore contains pretty much nothing but spoilers. You have been warned. If you do the right things for the wrong reasons, are you still a good person? My oh my, part three has quite a lot going on, doesn't it? As a short summary, it opens when the … Continue reading Gone With the Wind – A Reading Journal, Part III

Gone With the Wind, A Reading Journal – Part II

[Please be aware this post is full of spoilers!] It is difficult to know where to start with this entry, so much has happened in the second section of this novel...and yet it has ended in virtually the same place as the one before it. Scarlett, while she has been through many life altering events … Continue reading Gone With the Wind, A Reading Journal – Part II

Gone With the Wind, A Reading Journal – Part 1

I'm not sure how I was talked into reading this book so suddenly and completely, given that the number of books I've finished with upwards of 700 pages I could probably count on one hand (and all read in some other format than a printed book at that...e-books and audiobooks). I jovially call it a curse … Continue reading Gone With the Wind, A Reading Journal – Part 1