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The Mortal Immortal

by Zahra Akbar

Have you ever wondered how would it be to have lived for three hundred and twenty three years and still wonder whether you are a mortal or immortal? 662 more words

Books/Literary Reviews

The Weirdness of Time in Classical Music (And Books, Too)

Time is what you might call capricious. It can crawl at an agonizing pace or it can pass in the blink of an eye. It can arrogate an hour of your sleep in the fall or graciously bestow it in the spring. 551 more words


Book 49: Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier (1938)

Location: Sack of Potatoes, double-header.

Chosen by: Claire

With one of the most famous opening lines ever “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again”, … 480 more words


Re-read: The Fall

Read 01/12/2016

Rating: 4 stars

I first read Camus’s The Fall in sixth form. I took General Studies as an extra A-Level because I’d had to give up some subjects I loved and GS gave me the chance to pretend I was still studying them. 699 more words

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Little Women Readalong Kickoff!

I’m so excited to be reading Little Women with you this month! It’s December first, which means it’s time to start reading! I can’t wait to get started – I almost started early, but managed to wait. 99 more words


Today is the day! Did you finish your spin book?

All right, clubbers! Back in late September, we announced The Classics Spin #14, challenging you to read Book #1 on your spin list by December 1. 64 more words


"First Love" by Ivan Turgenev

I felt fortunate to have recently read Ivan Turgenev’s “First Love” — a touching account of Vladimir, a sixteen-year-old boy who became deeply smitten with his new flirty gorgeous neighbor gal named Zinaida, described by his own mother as “a woman capable of anything.” Zinaida and Vladimir ended up as good friends and even came to declare love for each other. 1,194 more words

Classic Literature