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A heart, a temper and a touch

“Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” 

Charles Dickens


Book Review: Good Wives

Synopsis (Goodreads): 

Amy looked relieved, but naughty Jo took her at her word, for during the first call she sat with every limb gracefully composed, every fold correctly draped, calm as a summer sea, cool as a snowbank, and as silent as the sphinx. 624 more words

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Five On Friday

A roundup of five of the most entertaining, but useful tips, tools and sources for historical research procured for your consumption


Food in the United States, 1820s – 1890… 651 more words


Austen vs Austen: Sense and Pride

For the most part Jane Austen novels follow a pattern. A pattern clear in both Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. There are so many similarities it made me wonder what the first draft of Pride and Prejudice looked like, maybe much more like… 977 more words


Book Review #48 - Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy


I haven’t read a classic in such a long time! This one took me a while but I finally did it! Here’s my review from… 976 more words

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Classic Book Review: Fahrenheit 451

I read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury for the first time in middle school. I remembered it had a futuristic story and big meaning. Other than that, I didn’t remember much so I decided it was time to read it again. 262 more words


A Fantastical Shift

There has been a peculiar trend that has for better or worse changed the way modern audiences view movies of the fantasy genre. Perhaps the most notable of these changes are a shift in general tone and appearance, along with a recalibrating of priorities as to what the audience expects. 693 more words