Tag: Classics

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Salutations, Bookworms! I’m going to tell you a story about a rabbit. When I was in high school, my friend Kim (Hi, Kim! I don’t think you read my blog, but hi anyway! Your baby is cute!) had a pet rabbit named Benjamin. He was an awfully cute rabbit, but I’ll tell you something. Rabbit fur is JUST LIKE cat fur. As far as my personal histamines are concerned, anyway…. Read more »

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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Greetings Bookworms, I’ve got a seemingly endless list of well known classics that I’ve been planning to read forever and I finally got around to tackling one. Yaaaaay Katie! I like to congratulate myself sometimes. High five, me! Yeah, so, A Clockwork Orange happened. It doesn’t seem like the sort of book that I can say I “read.” It’s more the sort of book that happened to me. Via my… Read more »

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I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

Howdy Bookworms! You know those lists? The ones that float around on the internet that tell you which books you ought to have read already and how you suck at life for not meeting an arbitrary milestone? Perhaps you just kind of ignore the smug implications of such lists. I wish I could. List bullies. Anyway. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith is one of the books that often… Read more »

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How The Grapes of Wrath Made Me Crazy Grateful

How The Grapes of Wrath Made Me Crazy Grateful

Salutations Bookworms, Today’s post is 15 years in the making. When I was a junior in high school, my English teacher allowed everyone in the class to choose between three different books as our final read for the year. The options were The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger (which is obviously what I chose, because teen angst), A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, or The Grapes of Wrath by… 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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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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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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Required Reading That Wasn't a Chore: Top Ten Tuesday Edition

Required Reading That Wasn't a Chore: Top Ten Tuesday Edition

Hey Bookworms! It’s Tuesday and I’m about to get my list on. The lovely ladies of The Broke and the Bookish have come up with a wonderful topic this week. We’re discussing the top ten books we were forced to read. My take on this? I’m dishing up some books I read in school that I actually LIKED. I KNOW! Crazy right? Are you ready to have your minds blown?… Read more »

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Banned Books Week 2013: Top Ten Tuesday Goes Rogue!

Banned Books Week 2013: Top Ten Tuesday Goes Rogue!

Howdy Bookworms! Today is Tuesday and you know how much I love lists. I normally link up with the fantastic ladies at The Broke and the Bookish and participate in their weekly topics, but this week I’m going rogue. In honor of Banned Books Week, I’ve decided to forgo The Broke and Bookish topic this week (although they’re talking about sequels, so I encourage you to take a trip over… Read more »

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