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My current battle: reading paper books vs online articles

How tremendous the impacts of smartphones are. I have been using a Chinese-made smartphone less than one year and I can’t believe how much it has changed my daily life. 277 more words


Oh the unfinished ‘Middlemarch’!

While ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘Wuthering Heights’ are my great losses, ‘Middlemarch’ is definitely the biggest loss of all because it has recently been voted as the best British novel of all time by selected participants all over the world by the BBC Culture. 292 more words


An Ironic and Unprofitable Education in "The Mill on the Floss"

In The Mill on the Floss‘ Second Book, Tom Tulliver is given an education to which he is intellectually and socially at odds with. The title of the Book, “School-Time”, shifts the narrative focus towards Tom: education in the early- to mid- 19th Century was an entirely male-dominated world and was considered a crucial phase in the creation of a successful gentleman in an increasingly mercantile and materialistic society. 1,410 more words

Literary Advent Calendar- 17th December

Open to reveal day 17 of the Literary Advent Calendar.


Day 339 - A book quote a day. George Eliot: Fine old Christmas, with the snowy hair...

Fine old Christmas, with the snowy hair and ruddy face, had done his duty that year in the noblest fashion, and had set off his rich gifts of warmth and colour with all the heightening contrast of frost and snow. 21 more words

Book Review - The Mill on the Floss

There was a red hardbound, old, library like book with extremely small fonts and lot of pages lying in my shelf for the past few years. 785 more words

Book Review

More Q&A


Just when we thought we had answered all kinds of questions… I discovered another of my favorite bloggers wanted me to answer questions a while ago and I was just too busy to keep up and so better late than ever so to Sandy at… 792 more words