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In Which I Discuss a Book Perhaps Three People Have Read

I once came across a Neil Gaiman quote that rang incredibly true to me: “People tend to find books when they are ready for them.” It’s actually a rather uncanny experience to pick up a book and find that it entirely jibes with—or even mirrors—your current state of mind, but that’s the experience I had recently when I read… 925 more words

19th-Century Literature

#TCMoby, Week Thirteen: Pitchpoling

Ahoy, crew!

It’s hard to believe it, but this week we learned even more about whaling. We’ll all be pro-whalers by the end of the summer. 486 more words

21st Century Literature

Monday musings on Australian literature: The novel in Australia, 1927-style, Part 1

Nettie Palmer was one of Australia’s leading literary critics, not to mention essayist and poet, through the 1920s to 1940s. I have mentioned her several times in this blog, including in my post on… 966 more words

Australian Literature

The Sign of [the] Four (1890) – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I’d like to take this opportunity to note that I did not quit reading for over a year and forget I had a blog. In fact, I’ve been reading a lot. 1,962 more words


#TCMoby, Week Twelve: The Honor and Glory of Whaling

Herman Melville is a pro at details (I’ve said it before: if he lived in the present, he could totally put detail-oriented on his résumé). 273 more words

21st Century Literature

#TCMoby Week Eleven: Cutting In

Welcome back to The Whale from the #TCMoby, Week Ten break, #TCMoby crew!

Last time, a whale was captured. This week we–quite literally–dug into the whale (or should I say cut in) and got a whole lot of whale body analysis. 249 more words

21st Century Literature

Book Review ~ Villette

Jane Eyre has never been one of my favorite literary novels. While some love the Brontes (Charlotte, Emily, or Anne), I’ve always been a Jane Austen girl. 481 more words