The Woman in White – Review

Our words are giants when they do us an injury, and dwarfs when they do us a service. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins is one of the BEST classic books I’ve read. EVER. If I’m completely honest, this book changed my whole perspective about classics. I fell headlong into this book and discoveredContinue reading “The Woman in White – Review”

Lady Susan – Review

In short, when a person is always to deceive, it is impossible to be consistent. This short epistolary novel acquaints us with Lady Susan Vernon, a recent widow, who wields her beauty and flirtatious manner in such a way to get whatever and whoever is she wants. Lady Susan is beautiful and manipulative; men seemContinue reading “Lady Susan – Review”

The Classics Club – Spin List (#18)

Shortly after starting my blog, I joined The Classics Club and I’m excited about my first chance at the spin list. So what is the spin list? Select 20 books from my classics club list I need to read. The moderators will pick a random number and whatever book corresponds with the book (numbered onContinue reading “The Classics Club – Spin List (#18)”

Middlemarch – Review

Oh, please stay, and let me give you some tea. Be warned, you will need several cups, perhaps several pots of tea when you decide to embark on the journey, the experience of reading and appreciating this piece of classic Victorian literature. I finished this book months ago and I’ve struggled to summarize or shouldContinue reading “Middlemarch – Review”

Moby Dick – Review

“A good laugh is a mighty good thing, and rather too scarce a good thing; the more’s the pity.  So, if any one man, in his own proper person, afford stuff for a good joke to anybody, let him not be backward, but let him cheerfully allow himself to spend and be spent in thatContinue reading “Moby Dick – Review”