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Dracula by Bram Stoker

Dracula by Bram Stoker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a classic piece of Gothic fiction that has been re-imagined and adapted many times over in film, books, comics, anime and computer games. 393 more words


Barchester Towers and a Spot of #Trolloping

It all started with Barbara Pym.

You might ask: what relation does Barbara Pym have to Anthony Trollope? You would be right in asking the question. 828 more words

A Winter's Tale

Title: A Winter’s Tale (found in Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Dover Publications/Penguin Classics

Number of pages: 112/304

Type of Book: … 546 more words


Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

There’s a lot here to chew on. Democracy in America took me the better part of 2012 to read and that’s not just because I was pacing myself: it’s a dense volume, with a lot of information and analysis. 203 more words


F. Scott Fitzgerald | Penguin Classics

This is probably my absolute favorite collection that I own. These editions are just to die for! Pictures don’t even do them justice – they are much prettier in person! 156 more words

Are Novellas on the rise?

It was only last year that I noticed how novellas were rising to the fore-front of bookshops and media platforms. Last Year Penguin Random House released 80 Black Penguin Classics; poetry, novellas and short non-fiction from world class authors such as Jane Austen, Edgar Allen Poe and Charlotte Perkins-Gilman to name a few. 435 more words


The Book Addict has been Stacking the Shelves (No. 1)

Bees, Honey History and Secrets

Receiving books through the post – whether gifts from friends, review copies or purchases, is always a high point, bringing intrigue and anticipation into the working week (and well as a child-like pleasure in ‘unwrapping presents’).   776 more words

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