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Lost Books

I’m not big on nostalgia, but “books I once owned” is a class of memories guaranteed to induce misty-eyed reverie, if not outright pangs of regret. 560 more words


Book Review: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Title: A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
Author: Charles Dickens
Genre: Ghost Story / Classics
Date: 2003 (1843)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages: 288
Started: 26th December 2017… 495 more words


For the Joy of Reading: Anna Karenina

The first thing to be said about Anna Karenina is that no-one is going to be surprised by her fate.   It is too well-known.   We can blame Greta Garbo for this.   1,410 more words

Books And Reading

Book Review | The Tinderbox by Hans Christian Anderson

Anderson’s bittersweet fairy tales propelled their troubled author to international fame and revolutionised children’s writing. – blurb.

Certainly, this book was unexpected. One thing that completely stuck out to me about  323 more words

Book Reviews


The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Published by Penguin Classics on March 25, 2003 (first published 1953)
Genres: historical fiction, play, classics
Pages: 143
Format: Paperback… 397 more words


The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy [A Review]

The Woodlanders is possibly one of the lesser Hardy novels. But that does not mean it contains any less of Hardy’s trademark of exploring the tragic consequences of making bad choices in love. 1,594 more words


Book Review: We by Yevgeny Zamtatin

Title: We
Author: Yevgeny Zamtatin
Genre: Science Fiction / Classics / Dystopia
Date: 1993 (1924)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 225
Started: 25th October 2017
Completed: 28th October 2017… 928 more words