Tag Archives: classic literature

Ivanhoe: Better Than I Remembered

It has been twenty years since I read Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott for the first time.  Twenty years?  Ack, that means I graduated from high school twenty years ago and college fifteen years ago.   Has it really been … Continue reading

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Classics Challenge for 2016

My sister and fellow blogger of My Soul Doth Delight has invited our family to join in the 2016 Back to the Classics Challenge posted on Books and Chocolate.  We changed it a little for our family, but it is still an … Continue reading

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Books for Adults: A Guide to Gifts for Readers (Part One)

Christmas is almost upon us.  It’s time to be gift shopping.  If you haven’t managed to find the perfect gift for your readers out there, here are a few suggestions for adult readers. MYSTERY 1.  The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey

I find it almost impossible that I hadn’t read Jane Austen‘s Northanger Abbey yet in my years as a reader.  Jane Austen is one of my very favorite authors of all time.  In fact one of my English Lit professors … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Freckles

Recently I discovered that A Girl of the Limberlost was written as a sequel to Gene Stratton Porter’s Freckles.  So many of the characters from Freckles were referenced that I decided I had to read it.   When I didn’t … Continue reading

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Kate Chopin’s The Awakening

In high school I was required to read The Awakening by Kate Chopin.  I didn’t really get it then, and I certainly didn’t like it.  I mean, what kind of idiot goes and drowns herself because of a lost love? … Continue reading

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