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The Grapes of Wrath

Here in the heart of Wisconsin, it is bitterly cold and dreary. One of my favorite things to do on such a day is make myself a pot of hot tea, wrap up in a blanket and read a good book. 430 more words

Book Review

Jane Eyre & Wuthering Heights

My non-scholarly, unfiltered, thoughts and review of Jane Eyre & Wuthering Heights.

I purposely read Jane Eyre right after Wuthering Heights because I wanted to compare and contrast the differences in the stories. 1,423 more words


What I Learned from ANIMAL FARM

One summer evening when I was in high school, I was sitting in the parking lot of my part-time job (Captain D’s, worse job I ever had, by the way). 644 more words


Edgar Allan Poe Mysteries

Disclaimer *This post is not about Poe theories like how he died, his mental state etc. It is about his mystery short stories.*

SAY WHAT!? Yeah, that’s right. 306 more words


Classic Alice: Classic Lit Meets Modern Media

Last week I shared my review of The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet, a book spin-off inspired by one of my favorite YouTube series: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. 384 more words


Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

The description on Goodreads for this book says that this is “the most nostalgic and reflective” of Waugh’s novels. Since this is my first novel by Waugh, I have no comparison, but I agree that it is definitely nostalgic and reflective. 427 more words


Resolve to Read the Classics

I opened up the armoire in my bedroom to disclose a television I almost never use. Many people tell me they lay in bed at night and watch television; however, as cosy as that sounds, this is a practice that reminds me too much of living in an SRO where the bed was actually the only piece of furniture in the room (and the toilet was down the hall). 1,002 more words