Category: Classics

Longbourn by Jo Baker

Longbourn by Jo Baker

Hello Bookworms! I am SO EXCITED today! I’m going to my very first author event tonight to meet Jo Baker at my local library. I’d had Longbourn on my shelves for a while when I saw the announcement for her visit and bumped it up my reading list. I have to send a big thanks out to Kelly from Read Lately for sending me her ARC of Longbourn just because I… Read more »

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That’s Classic! (A Top Ten Tuesday List)

That’s Classic! (A Top Ten Tuesday List)

Hidey Ho, Bookworms! It’s time to get listy with it, and the ladies of The Broke and the Bookish have provided me with a topic near and dear to my heart… Classic books that rock! I haven’t been in a super classics-y mood of late, but there are a good many that I have loved. Ready or not, here they come! 1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (review)– Charlotte, you’re… Read more »

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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen: The Fellowship of the Worms goes Classic

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen: The Fellowship of the Worms goes Classic

Cheerio, Bookworms! It’s that time again. The Fellowship of the Worms is now in session! This month’s selection was Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. WARNING: We will be discussing the WHOLE book. This will no doubt include SPOILERS. If you did not read the book and would like to participate, pick up a copy of Northanger Abbey and give it a read. This post will be here waiting for you when you finish. Now that the particulars are out of the… Read more »

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Fellowship of the Worms Announcement: Northanger Abbey

Fellowship of the Worms Announcement: Northanger Abbey

How Now, Bookworms? It’s been a little while since our last installment of The Fellowship of the Worms, so it’s about time for another selection, methinks. I was talking to one of my favorite Bookworms (hi Ashley Z!) on Facebook about this month’s book choice, and she mentioned she had a hankering for a classic. I’ve been meaning to read some more Jane Austen for a while now, so it… Read more »

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Wilkie in Winter: The Woman in White Epoch 3

Wilkie in Winter: The Woman in White Epoch 3

Wahoo, Bookworms! I feel so accomplished, I finished The Woman in White! A classic and a chunkster. Bam. I must extend my gratitude to The Estella Society, because without their read-a-long, I don’t think I would have tackled it. Since I’m talking about the final third of the book, consider this your SPOILER ALERT. Let’s take on these discussion questions!  1. How do you feel about the way this novel wrapped… Read more »

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Wilkie in Winter: The Woman in White Epoch 2

Wilkie in Winter: The Woman in White Epoch 2

Greetings Bookworms, It’s time to talk about The Woman in White again! MORE WILKIE. Epoch 2 was, uh, EPIC. Before I get started, I’m gonna hit you with a SPOILER ALERT. It’s basically impossible for me to talk about the midsection of a book without spoiling something or another. If you don’t want to be spoiled, stop reading RIGHT THIS MINUTE. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Now. Before we… Read more »

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Wilkie in Winter Readalong: The Woman in White Epoch 1

Wilkie in Winter Readalong: The Woman in White Epoch 1

Hey Bookworms, As you know I joined up with The Estella Society for their readalong of The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. I’ve got some random thoughts before I tackle the discussion questions… The first few chapters nearly did me in. I enjoy a short exuberant Italian man as much as the next girl, but I may have fallen asleep during his long descriptive phase. Things picked up a… Read more »

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Wilkie in Winter: Woman in White Kickoff

Wilkie in Winter: Woman in White Kickoff

Brrrrrrrr Bookworms, Is anybody else tired of winter yet? I sure as heck am, but luckily, I have some reading challenges going on to keep my mind off of things. I enjoy reading classics. They make me feel like I’m filling in gaps left by my education. Now that I’ve been blogging a while, though, I find that classics take me longer to read and digest than contemporary reads, especially… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books for my Baby Cousin

Top Ten Tuesday: Books for my Baby Cousin

Hey Bookworms! It’s been a couple of weeks since I participated in the Broke and the Bookish’s weekly extravaganza that is Top Ten Tuesday. Today we’ve been challenged to create a list of recommendations with a specific person in mind. I’ve got me a baby cousin. Well, okay, she’s not really a baby anymore, she’s 12… I’m not really sure when that happened. However, I was wracking my brains and… Read more »

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I Vant to Suck Your Blooood! (Dracula by Bram Stoker)

I Vant to Suck Your Blooood! (Dracula by Bram Stoker)

Greetings, Bookworms! That’s right kids. In honor of my Halloweenie reading binge I finally got around to Dracula by Bram Stoker. I’ve had this book waiting around on my Kindle since I got a Kindle… 3 years ago. It was the very first book I downloaded, and it’s just been sitting there gathering digital dust while I read a zillion other things. I am proud to say that I conquered the grand-daddy… Read more »

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