Unmarriageable – Review

Thank you to the author, Soniah Kamal and publisher, Penguin Random House for a free copy in exchange for an honest review. “Jane Austen is ruthless when it comes to drawing-room hypocrisy. She’s blunt, impolite, funny, and absolutely honest. She’s Jane Khala, one of those honorary good aunts who tells it straight and looks outContinue reading “Unmarriageable – Review”

The Classics Club – Spin List (#19)

The spin list contains 20 books selected from my classics club TBR. With this spin, the moderators have presented the challenge of selecting some LONGER classics and to read by January 31 2019. Since I have plans for a longer read for December through January, I’m hoping the spin number will correspond to the bookContinue reading “The Classics Club – Spin List (#19)”

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”

Emma – Review

“But dear Emma was no feeble character; she was more equal to her situation than most girls would have been, and had sense and energy and spirits that might be hoped would ever her well and happily through its little difficulties and privations.” – Emma, Jane Austen My journey with Jane Austen continues! Emma WoodhouseContinue reading “Emma – Review”

Reading the Classics – Tips

“The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.” – Descartes Do you feel intimidated when someone talks about classic literature? Do you think classics are dull and boring reserved for required school reading and discussion? Fear not fellow readers, speaking from experience, that’s not the wayContinue reading “Reading the Classics – Tips”