Genre: Classics

Book Review: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Book Review: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.” I’ve been moving unusually slow for my 2016 Reading England challenge, as I’ve just completed my […]

Book Review: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Book Review: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

“There must be something in books, something we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing.” I never read Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 in high school, but I’ve always wanted to read it. As you guys know, I love dystopian stories, so I knew […]

Book Review: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Book Review: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

“Fifteen men on the Dead Man’s Chest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!” I’ve been wanting to read Robert Louis Stevenson’s Classic, Treasure Island, for years, but kept putting it off. Partly because I was afraid it wouldn’t live up to the […]

Book Review: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Book Review: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Good…: I remember trying to read this novel years ago, but being in the 3rd grade I was unprepared to deal with the subject matter. I guess it’s one thing to watch a movie, and another to read the novel. This was really surprising to me, because the film is one of my favorite […]

Book Review: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

Book Review: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Good…: J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is a classic novel that is the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. In the novel we learn more about Frodo’s uncle Bilbo, and how he came to possess “The One Ring to Rule Them All.” Gandalf enlists Bilbo as a burglar to help a band of dwarves […]

Book Review: Catcher in the Rye

Book Review: Catcher in the Rye

The Good…: I haven’t read Catcher in the Rye since high school, but always remembered it as one of my favorite books. It’s funny how your opinion of books can change through the years, as you have more experiences. While I did enjoy the book this time around, my point of view has changed. In the novel, […]

Book Review: Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Book Review: Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

The Good…: Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic is imaginative and fun! In London, England in 1866, a young girl follows a white rabbit through a rabbit hole, and discovers a magical place she never knew existed. Carroll’s characters are odd, but interesting. The Bad…: As a children’s novel the story is short. Carroll’s world is so […]