Tag Archive: classic books

The Books of My Childhood

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I went through a major reading slump recently (damn you, Northanger Abbey!), but now that I’ve recovered, I got to thinking about my favorite books growing up.  I don’t think there’s ever been… Continue reading

Persuasion – Jane Austen

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Mansfield Park was a test in perseverance. Emma was an enjoyable read, and revived my faith in Jane Austen. But Persuasion blows them out of the water. It’s the story of the noble Anne Elliott… Continue reading

Emma – Jane Austen

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I am so glad I read Emma after Mansfield Park. It restored my faith in Austen and was a refreshing change in many ways. Not only did I love the story, the characters, and the pacing, but I… Continue reading

Mansfield Park – Jane Austen

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Oh Lord. I thought this book would be the undoing of my Jane Austen project. It was an absolute chore to get through it. I don’t want to say I hated it. But… Continue reading

Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

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After rereading Pride and Prejudice this year, I decided to start my Jane Austen project: I would finally read all of her novels. I was riding the high of my yearly Austen fix, and… Continue reading

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. This is one of the most famous opening lines in… Continue reading

Trinity – Leon Uris

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I came across this book quite by accident, having just borrowed it from my niece for want of something new to read. Apparently I am the only one who doesn’t know who Leon… Continue reading

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