Category: Classics

Bronte-Saurus- Wuthering Heights

Bronte-Saurus- Wuthering Heights

Greetings, Bookworms! Today we are going to play Bronte-Saurus. Charlotte is my favorite Bronte sister because I LOVED Jane Eyre, but Anne and Emily wrote as well. They were a regular Von Trapp family of badass lady writers at a time when you had to use a male pseudonym to get published. After I graduated from college, I spent a very lonely year living by myself in my college town…. Read more »

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Confession Friday: I Don't Read Shakespeare

Confession Friday: I Don't Read Shakespeare

It is with tremendous shame and utter humiliation that I admit I don’t read Shakespeare. It doesn’t make sense, because I love Shakespeare. The tragedies make me cry, the comedies make me laugh… When I see them performed. But I can’t just sit down and READ it. What kind of a bookworm am I?! My first encounter with the bard was when we read A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 8th grade. Freshman… Read more »

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Gardens in Literature: Secret, Forgotten, and Red

Gardens in Literature: Secret, Forgotten, and Red

Good day, Bookworms! As you probably recall from an earlier post, I enjoy flowers and gardening nearly as much as I enjoy reading. Today we’re going to discuss a trio of books concerning gardens. Are you excited yet? I’ll take that collective groan as an enthusiastic “Yes!” The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a classic that’s been enjoyed by children for generations. Sadly, I was not one of those… Read more »

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The Greatest Sleep Aids Disguised as Books

The Greatest Sleep Aids Disguised as Books

Confession Friday: I fell asleep reading Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. A lot. The thing is, this is a REALLY good book. It’s just that Tolstoy gets caught up in long diatribes about Russian politics. Okay, it’s not JUST that. The prose is very challenging (even in an English translation, because Lord knows I am pathetically monolingual). I read somewhere that when your brain gets tired of processing complex thoughts, you get… Read more »

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