Tag Archives: classics

Rosmersholm; The Christmas Hirelings (audio)

I listened to a couple short classics (one play, one novella) a couple weeks back. Since they were both short and my thoughts on them are equally so, I decided to review them both in the same post. The two … Continue reading

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Callback: Return of the Native

Back in 2010, I read Return of the Native for the first time. A few comments about that. First, it was my first read of Hardy since Tess of the D’Urbervilles in 2006. I’d been scared to read more by … Continue reading

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Back to the Classics 2019

It’s been ages since I participated in any kind of reading challenge. It’s also been ages since I was reading classics regularly. This latter fact, I want to rectify, and it seems like Karen’s Back to the Classics challenge would … Continue reading

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Twelve Angry Men, by Reginald Rose (audio)

Most people know this story already. A teen is accused of murder, and the jury must be unanimous in its decision: guilty or not guilty. It seems a slam-dunk decision, until one man votes not guilty, and sets out to … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Adult, Drama | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Ross Poldark, by Winston Graham (audio)

Earlier this month, I watched the first season of Poldark and rather enjoyed it. So of course, I had to start reading the books. I’ve finished the first book on audio, and here are my thoughts in handy little bullets: … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Readathon: Folk Tales

During the Readathon, I read two collections of folk tales. The first, Nine Magic Pea-Hens, is a collection of 35 Serbian folk tales collected by Vuk Karadzic. The second, Alexander and the Golden Bird, is a set of 19 Danish … Continue reading

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Classics That Fooled Me

It’s been awhile since there’s been a Top Ten topic that I could really participate in, so I thought I’d do a book-list of my own this week! While I’ve not really read many classics over the last few years, … Continue reading

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Far From the Madding Crowd, by Thomas Hardy (audio)

Bathsheba Everdene is a willful, headstrong girl who has just come into the ownership of her uncle’s farm. She’s also beautiful, and has caught the eye of many. The cast of suitors: Gabriel Oak: a former farmer and shepherd that … Continue reading

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Middlemarch, by George Eliot (audio)

I’m not even going to attempt to summarize Middlemarch. It’s a situational story about a small town in Britain, and the various things that happen to several key families. Actually, I’m not even sure I can really review this book. … Continue reading

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The Birds and Other Stories, by Daphne du Maurier

This is a collection of six short stories by Daphne du Maurier: The Birds, Monte Verita, The Apple Tree, The Little Photographer, Kiss Me Again Stranger, and The Old Man. Note: This isn’t the cover of my copy. Mine is … Continue reading

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