FREDERICK DOUGLASS by William S. McFeely

I've been fascinated by the life and writing of Frederick Douglass ever since reading his autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845) in my Introduction to Literature class during my very first semester of college. Born into slavery, Douglass eventually escaped to the North, became a free man, and rose to be a prolific orator …

LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott | Review

The enduring popularity and praise of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women has intrigued me for some time. I couldn't help but wonder what made this classic American novel stand out among its neighbors, particularly since it initially seemed to be a simple story about four sisters living during the Civil War. What is it about …

GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell | Review

Before reading Gone with the Wind I had imagined that it would be a tragic tale of star-crossed romance set against the dramatic backdrop of the Civil War. In all honestly, I wondered how the such a story could possibly go one for over a staggering one thousand pages. Boy, do I stand corrected. In …

Thoughts While Reading GONE WITH THE WIND {Part 5}

The time has finally come: I have finished reading Gone with the Wind!! Today I share my thoughts on the fifth and final installment in this classic American novel. Feel free to catch up with any of my previous posts in this series by clicking here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. It's been …

Thoughts While Reading GONE WITH THE WIND {Part 4}

 Welcome back to my journey through Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind! As per usual, I'll be sharing my thoughts, favorite quotes, and general impressions of this part of the novel. If you've just stumbled upon this installments, feel free to read my previous three posts about the first three sections of this hefty tome by clicking …

Thoughts While Reading GONE WITH THE WIND {Part 3}

Welcome to the third installment in my Thoughts While Reading Gone with the Wind series! As you can probably tell from the title, I'll be sharing my thoughts as I read this classic American tome by Margaret Mitchell. Since the novel is divided into five parts, there will be five installments in this series. Be sure to check …

Thoughts While Reading GONE WITH THE WIND {Part 2}

Welcome to this second installment in my Thoughts While Reading Gone with the Wind series! As you can probably tell from the title, I'll be sharing my thoughts as I read this classic American tome by Margaret Mitchell. Since the novel is divided into five parts, there will be five installments in this series. Be sure to check …