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Unboxing: Once Upon A Bookcase [May]

I’ve been so incredibly lucky and blessed to be chosen as a rep for Once Upon A Bookcase for the next three months! And I just received and unboxed my rep package. 370 more words


Penny Ashton is back in Toronto with Olive Copperbottom

We featured Penny Ashton last year when she brought Promise and Promiscuity to Toronto … and she’s back at the Al Green Theatre from July 6-15 with Olive Copperbottom. 175 more words

Parallels Between Charles Dickens and Victor Hugo

Charles Dickens and Victor Hugo are two of the most well-known authors. They have written some of my favorite classic books. But I cannot help, but see many parallels between their works, which might explain why I Love both of these authors. 426 more words


10 Books on my Shelf of Neglect

As someone who picks out all of my own books at the end of every week, I’ve had instances when I either really liked my pick(s) of the week or highly despised-slash-regretted it. 905 more words


Hooking the reader with a killer opening to your book #writetip

This month’s Round Robin topic has been set by author Skye Taylor. Here’s Skye’s question:

Has so much emphasis been placed by readers, publishers, reviewers, etc, on authors having a spectacular opening page/chapter, that the rest of the story gets left behind? 1,008 more words


Bleak House by Charles Dickens: Chapter 4

Analysis of Chapter 4 Telescopic Philanthropy

Now, they are stop by  Mrs. Jellyby’s place.

“Jellyby”–it sounds like “Jelly Bean”. I am not sure if it is a pun but it turns the serious lady into a funny and ridiculous character. 400 more words

经典阅读-classic Read

We Listened With Horror

Don’t go to court:

“Aye!” said the old man, coming slowly out of his abstraction.  “Yes!  Tom Jarndyce you’ll excuse me, being related; but he was never known about court by any other name, and was as well known there as she is now,” nodding slightly at his lodger. 

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