Category Archives: Classics

Les Misérables – Victor Hugo, translated by Julie Rose – George Guidall

My history with Les Mis: I was lucky enough to see the musical on Broadway with Colm Wilkinson in the lead role. Once that’s happened, you can’t settle for less. I did see it again more locally years later, and … Continue reading

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Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen – Rosalyn Landor

Like most fine books, there is something new here every time I read it – or listen to it. I don’t remember being quite so shocked at the characters before. Lucy Steele … wow. She is a nasty, scheming piece … Continue reading

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The Three Musketeers (insert sad trombone noise here)

Here’s the sad trombone noise… My rating for this surprised me, and I imagine it might be a surprise to others.     One star?? A swashbuckling adventure novel beloved for a couple of centuries? Yeah, well. I’ve tried to … Continue reading

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Wuthering depths…

This is one of those classics I was never able to get very far into. The first time I got the whole gist of the story was watching the Olivier-Oberon film some time back, which surprised me with how much … Continue reading

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Anne’s House of Dreams – L.M. Montgomery, Karen Savage

I don’t tend toward gifs in my posts or reviews or whathaveyou, but about halfway through Anne’s House of Dreams (the Librivox audio edition) I realized the best way to describe my reaction to listening to this series is this … Continue reading

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Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

Spoilers be nigh. I read this in high school (sort of), which may explain why I hated it so passionately. I think the only thing I ever read in school that I didn’t hate with a passion was Romeo and … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s As You Like It, edited by Demitra Papadinis

I received this as a LibraryThing Early Reader book, in exchange for an honest review. (Warning – pretty much all the language I generally avoid in reviews up to now shows up here, en masse.)(In fact …)       … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings reread – here we go…

The Reread: Prologue It’s been a very long time since I read The Lord of the Rings. Which is significant, since I read it on average once a year from the age of twelve, and had the book pretty much … Continue reading

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A challenging 2013, part 2

The third challenge I signed up for for 2013 (the other two being mentioned in the previous post) is the Pride and Prejudice Bicentenary Challenge, sponsored by the austenprose blog: “If you have not read Jane Austen’s masterpiece (or would … Continue reading

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Heidi – Johanna Spyri

My two favorite aunts gave me Heidi when I was eight years old. I don’t know if it was Christmas or birthday; all I know is I have them to thank not only for this but for Anne of Green … Continue reading

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