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Classics I Want To Read

After doing a post about my favourite classic novels, I realised how many classics I still haven’t read, some I still desperately want to read that have been slowly collecting dust in my to-read pile, others I’m curious or not too sure about. 1,174 more words


Les Misérables: The Moral State Part II: An Approaching Shadow?

They had left the convent. When in the world, one can see more clearly the state of a man’s heart. It can be easy, when we are not assailed, to sail peacefully through life. 556 more words


Top Ten Tuesdays: Books I'm Thankful For

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, mainly because of the food but also due to remembering every blessing in my life. And books are definitely one of the biggest blessings in my life. 688 more words

Top Ten Tuesdays

Les Misérables: Looking—again

Hugo, in telling his tale, spirals back to themes in casual ways, short, quick reminders of our task in reading. As an almost aside on Aunt Gillenormand’s preference for Théodule, Hugo writes, “To see nothing of a person makes it possible to credit him with all the perfections” (546). 110 more words


The Good News

The great thing about God’s story, is that it doesn’t end after the second act.  In this third part of our series, The Big Story, we finally get to relish the joy of the third act: Redemption.  4,528 more words


Hope of the Gospel

At that moment an old woman came out of the church. She saw the man stretched out in the shadow. “What are you doing there, my friend?” said she. 224 more words


Jean Valjean and his miserables

I could not let go of Hugo’s Les Miserables (despite the juggernaut weight of the book) after the first five pages were over and until I had weathered the attacks of his long account of Waterloo and reached the nunnery Valjean escaped into, by then myself in a condition of utmost injury and ruin. 347 more words