Classic Couple

A Classic Couple: Chronicle of a Death Foretold and The Secret History

I don't often enjoy reading books that are really dark, unsettling, and morbid, but this week's Classic Couple is certainly an exception. Published a little over a decade apart, Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez (1981) and The Secret History by Donna Tartt (1992) both have similar structures as murder mystery novels with a twist. Answers your question… Continue reading A Classic Couple: Chronicle of a Death Foretold and The Secret History

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Classic Couple

A Classic Couple: The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Goldfinch

Weeks ago I made a Top Ten Tuesday post listing pairs of classics and contemporary books. After several people commented with further questions about these pairs, I decided to go through them individually in this weekly feature called A Classic Couple. Today I'll be sharing similarities between dark, intense, captivating novels: Oscar Wilde's The Picture of… Continue reading A Classic Couple: The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Goldfinch

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Pair with Classics

Happy Tuesday!! August is coming to a close, which means it's time to start thinking about going back to school. This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is back-to-school themed, which means I've decided to focus on classic literature. Classics definitely get a bad reputation from required reading lists in classrooms; however, I think looking at… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Pair with Classics

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Top Ten Tuesday: I Recommend Books to My Dad

Happy Tuesday!! Father’s Day is right around the corner, and the lovely bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish are celebrating by dedicating this week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme to those delightful dads. Since I recently made a TTT list about my mom, I’ve decided to make this TTT list about my dad. Here… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: I Recommend Books to My Dad

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Keep You Up At Night

BOO!!! Are you scared yet? If not, you're about to be pretty soon! Halloween is right around the corner, which means that it's time for a Top Ten Tuesday Halloween freebie theme. This week I'm sharing my Top Ten Books to Keep You Up At Night. Grab the nearest cozy blanket and switch on your flashlight, because you're going… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Keep You Up At Night

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Top Ten Tuesday: Where are they now?

Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week the topic is a really fun one: Top Ten Characters You'd Like to Check In With. These are characters that you'd like to have a conversation with long after the book ended to see where they are now and what they have… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Where are they now?

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Book Review: THE SECRET HISTORY

Author: Donna Tartt Number of Pages: 559 Publisher: Vintage Release Date: 1992 "Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of… Continue reading Book Review: THE SECRET HISTORY

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top ten tuesday: new-to-me authors I read in 2014

Hello my lovely readers! Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday, a meme hosted by the wonderful blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week the theme is Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2014. Looking back, I'm actually really pleased with the fact that I read books by a lot of authors I had… Continue reading top ten tuesday: new-to-me authors I read in 2014

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top ten tuesday: authors I’ve only read one book from but need to read more

Hey everyone! Welcome to another installment of Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by the lovely blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week the theme is Top Ten Books I've Only Read One Book From But Need To Read More. It's quite a mouthful! In the following list, the book title in parenthesis… Continue reading top ten tuesday: authors I’ve only read one book from but need to read more

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QUOTE: The Goldfinch

"We can't choose what we want and don't want and that's the hard lonely truth. Sometimes we want what we want even if we know it's going to kill us. We can't escape who we are." ~page 770 of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt There were so many great quotes in this book! It was very hard… Continue reading QUOTE: The Goldfinch