Tag Archives: Charles Dickens

Top Five Books to Leave off Your Summer Reading List – you’ll be glad you did!

Summer reading is some of the best reading. Choose wisely and – whatever you do! – make sure you don’t read these books: Pride and Prejudicial Error: In this sequel to Pride and Prejudice, Lizzie Bennet’s adventures continue after her … Continue reading

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Top 5 Books Not To Read On World Book Day

In honor of World Book Day, I offer these suggestions of five books not to read: 5) A Whale of Two Cities: When Charles Dickens’ publisher bought the rights to Herman Melville’s works, they thought they had a sure fire … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cities – a very short review of a book I didn’t like one bit

Everyone said Dickens is great, and many people told me that A Tale of Two Cities is one of their favorite books. So I read it. When I was done, I felt just like the Liberté person in the last … Continue reading

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What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor? Mr. Gradgrind’s Literal Answers to Rhetorical Questions

A sample from one of my favorite internet posts ever: People commonly ask empty rhetorical questions that rarely receive any sort of sensible answer. When you have had your surfeit of poetical whimsy and are ready for some good, hard … Continue reading

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