Tag Archives: English Literature

The Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

Whew!  I finally finished my second novel by Charles Dickens.  Eight more to go this year.  I had hoped to finish this novel in February, but it took me three extra days.  The novel is 796 pages long and I … Continue reading

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Asimov and Dickens

Since I posted my review of Foundation today I decided to see what Isaac Asimov thought of Charles Dickens for my post for the Charles Dickens month hosted by Fig and Thistle.  Here is a quote by Asimov: “Good writers … Continue reading

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Is Dickens too dramatic?

For the past two Tuesdays, I have participated in the Charles Dickens Month hosted by Fig and Thistle.  The host of this event has asked us to share something about Dickens on each Tuesday of this month to celebrate his … Continue reading

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Woolf and Dickens

Since I posted a review of Mrs. Dalloway today I decided to provide a quote by Virginia Woolf about Charles Dickens and his characters for my post for the Charles Dickens Month hosted by Fig and Thistle. Virginia Woolf wrote, … Continue reading

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Mrs. Dalloway

In the final days of 2011 I set out to read some short novels before embarking on my larger tomes in 2012.  One of the novels I grabbed off of my shelf was Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf.  This work … Continue reading

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A Classics Challenge

This week I have been announcing what reading challenges I intend to join during 2012.  Today is no different.  I will also be participating in a Classics Literature Challenge hosted by November’s Autumn.  I heard of this challenge from Shelley … Continue reading

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Tea & Books Reading Challenge

2012 is rapidly approaching and I’m doing my best to prepare.  Part of my preparations includes deciding which reading challenges I want to attempt.  Grace at Books Without Any Pictures introduced me to the Tea & Books Reading Challenge.  The … Continue reading

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Review of The Return of the Native

I finally finished The Return of the Native.  Actually, I should say that I am finally getting around to writing the review.  This is the 24th book I’ve completed out of the 1001 novels and the 4th novel I’ve completed … Continue reading

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Review of Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is the 23rd novel I have completed from my 1001 list and it is the 4th novel I have read for the Gothic Reading Challenge.  Emily started writing this book in 1845 and completed it … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday (Aug. 23)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE … Continue reading

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