Category: Classics

I've Got a Crush on You! And you, and you, and you, too!

I've Got a Crush on You! And you, and you, and you, too!

Hey There Bookworms, Before I get into today’s Top Ten Tuesday list, I want to take a moment to give a shout-out to the Hubs. That’s right, today Jim turns 31. Happy Birthday! The thing that makes this birthday extra super special is that it is ALSO the anniversary of our first date. The TENTH anniversary. (For a first date that took place on a 21st birthday, it was shockingly… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: The Shelf of Shame

Top Ten Tuesday: The Shelf of Shame

Greetings, Bookworms! You know when you’re in a bookstore, browsing, and you get sucked in by picking up a title in the bargain bin? How about when you have grand intentions of bettering yourself and pick up a pile o’ classics only to watch them collect dust on your shelves? We’ve all got the shelf of shame. And the ladies at the Broke and the Bookish? They want us to… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: The Language of Romance

Top Ten Tuesday: The Language of Romance

Hola, Gusanos de Libros! I just spoke SPANISH. Badly probably. Whatever. Today is Tuesday which means… TOP TEN TUESDAY with The Broke and The Bookish! Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, today’s theme is, appropriately, Top Ten Romances (ooh la la!) <— See that?! FRENCH! Without further ado, I shall list for you the Top Ten Greatest Romances in the History of Literature… And Time Eternal. (I have… Read more »

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Books & Boozing: Classic Book, Classic Cocktail

Books & Boozing: Classic Book, Classic Cocktail

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere, Bookworms! Yesterday as I was making my rounds about the blogosphere, I was inspired by this post at Bitches with Books. Quirky taste tested a cocktail designed in honor of a book. That got me to thinking… Which libations belong with which books? Without further ado, I give you my top ten classic book and beverage pairings! 1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy: White Russian. A White Russian… Read more »

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Mo Money, Mo Problems: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Mo Money, Mo Problems: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Happy Monday, Bookworms! This weekend I took a trip to China… Sort of. Remember way back when I started this blog I read a novel loosely based on the life of Pearl S. Buck? No? Allow me to refresh your memory. After reading Pearl of China by Anchee Min, I was inspired to read me some Pearl S. Buck. The Good Earth (in conjunction with some of Buck’s other work) won a friggin… Read more »

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Please Sir, I Want Some More. (Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens)

Please Sir, I Want Some More. (Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens)

Hello my lovely Bookworms, I just finished reading Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. After having my heart broken watching Les Miserables and recalling what an awesome character Gavroche was, I had a hankering for some street urchin that only Dickens could cure. I know some of you are thinking, “Ewww classics…” True, Dickens isn’t a fan of brevity. Clear concise prose is over-rated! Why use a single word when you can use 20? His… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: 2013 Bookish GOOOOOOOALS

Top Ten Tuesday: 2013 Bookish GOOOOOOOALS

Happy Tuesday, Bookworms! As you know, on Tuesdays, I make lists with The Broke and The Bookish. Today’s topic is my Top Ten Bookish Goals for 2013. It’s a big old list o’ resolutions. Let’s do this thing! 1. I (rather foolishly) committed myself to read 100 books in 2013 via the Goodreads Challenge.  Now, I read a lot, but 100 books is daunting. You can keep an eye on my… Read more »

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Do You Hear The People Sing? (Give Them ALL THE OSCARS!)

Do You Hear The People Sing? (Give Them ALL THE OSCARS!)

Hiya Bookworms, Oh man. I just saw Les Miserables. I rarely go to movies because I don’t like to put on clothes that aren’t pajamas on weekends. Yes, I’m exaggerating. But I seriously don’t go to the movies that much. Which is why I can in good conscience declare that Les Miserables should win ALL THE OSCARS! (It’s not like I’ve seen anything else in the running…) I’ve never seen the actual stage production… Read more »

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Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

Hi there, Bookworms. I’ve had some thoughts rattling around the old brain cage for a while now, so I’m going to attempt to write them down. Once upon a time I had a blog commenter give me a hard time for flippantly dismissing the work of Hakuri Murakami. I tried and failed to keep myself conscious through all of 1Q84 and gave up. I was offended and angered by the… Read more »

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God Bless Us, Every One: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

God Bless Us, Every One: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Happy Monday, Bookworms. In honor of the holiday season, I decided to re-read my all-time favorite holiday story, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. It’s a classic tale of redemption and good triumphing over indifference. In light of all that’s gone on in recent days, I think it’s helpful to focus on some of the positives in the world. Teachers are often unsung heroes because so much of what they… Read more »

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