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  • General Fiction

    Hungry for the classics!

    I am a 150 pages away from finishing Mansfield Park and I’m still hungry for classics. Last semester was not as literary as I would have liked, with all the readings belonging to the 10th to the 15th century. Visiting your blogs, I’ve recently noticed that February is the 200th anniversary of Dickens’ birth and you are all reading one of his works. I feel like doing it too since I only read Great Expectations a while ago (and, to be sincere, I didn’t like it that much). Also, I am re-discovering Jane Austen. I was one of these people who would literally run away from her books after reading…

  • Random

    30 Day Book Meme – Day 10

    Day 01 – The best book you read last year Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than three times Day 03 – Your favorite series Day 04 – Favorite book of your favorite series Day 05 – A book that makes you happy                                                                                          Day 06 – A book that makes you sad                                                                                                 Day 07 – Most underrated book                                                                                                        Day 08 – Most overrated book                                                                                                            Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving                                                                                                                                                      Day 10 – Favorite classic book The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins! I am a fan of…

  • Random

    Re-readings

    I am not really into re-readings but lately I’ve found myself thinking of past readings I would like to re-read 2011: The Time Traveler’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger) The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins) The Constant Gardener (John LeCarré)

  • Classics,  Crime fiction

    The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

    This a post for Sadie-Jean because she owns one of the best novels of English Literature and she hasn’t read it yet! And also because I cannot wait to discuss this novel with her. The Woman in White, a victorian work by English writer Wilkie Collins, is considered the first detective novel of a period full of other famous characters such as Sherlock Holmes and Mr. Watson. When Walter Hartright gets a job as a drawing teacher at the Fairlie’s he would have never imagined he would meet  two fo the most important people in his life. Laura Fairlie is the typical victorian lady: squeamish and very sensitive, she is…