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

Autumn 2017 TBR

Moving forward with a little bit of momentum from my summer reading success, I am making myself a reading list for this autumn as well (September-November). The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien Great Expectations by Charles Dickens The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by … Continue reading Autumn 2017 TBR

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

Summer Reading Progress 2017

Total Books Read (since July 1st):: 6 10 Books of Summer Challenge:: 6/10 (see my book list here) Classics Club Challenge:: 5/50     (see my book list here) Since I didn't finish too many books in July, I wanted to wait a little while longer to post an update. Now I've finished 6 novels … Continue reading Summer Reading Progress 2017

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

June Reading Wrap Up

Hello friends - I hope your month of reading in June was as good as mine! I will just go ahead and admit right now that the last several years of my life have basically been one big reading slump, so the fact that I read 5 (FIVE) books in June makes me feel freaking … Continue reading June Reading Wrap Up

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