Wives and Daughters – Review

“And she (Molly) had found her way into the library, and used to undo the heavy bars of the shutters if the housemaid had forgotten this duty, and mount the ladder, sitting on the steps, for an hour at a time, deep in some book of old English classics. The summer days were very shortContinue reading “Wives and Daughters – Review”

Ethan Frome – Review

“Sickness and trouble that’s what Ethan’s has his plate full up with, ever since the very first helping.” The book introduces us to Ethan Frome, an aged man with a noticeable limp and a very quiet and melancholy disposition. Just like the narrator wonders, who is this man and how did he end up thisContinue reading “Ethan Frome – Review”

Passing – Review

“She was caught between allegiances, different, yet the same. Herself. Her race. Race! The thing that bound and suffocated her. Whatever steps she took, or if she took none at all, something would be crushed. A person or the race. …Nothing, she imagined, was ever more completely sardonic. Some books you need to be inContinue reading “Passing – Review”

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”

Silas Marner – Review

Poor Marner went out with that despair in his soul… This hasn’t happened to me before, maybe I haven’t taken the time to do this but when I finished this book (a Friday) I wanted to write down some of my favorite quotes. As I reviewed the passages and thought about the characters, I somehowContinue reading “Silas Marner – Review”