Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Wish Were On Social Media (Classics Edition!)

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is to share ten authors that have a fun social media presence. However, I don't really follow many authors on social media these days. Instead, I'm going to share ten authors of classics that I wish could have been on social … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Wish Were On Social Media (Classics Edition!)

THE LIFTED VEIL by George Eliot | Review

To be honest, I knew nothing about The Lifted Veil by George Eliot (1859) before I started reading it—and that’s precisely how I recommend approaching this little novella. I picked it up because I enjoyed Eliot's massive novel Middlemarch and wanted to read more of her writing. However, this Victorian novella is a significant departure from Eliot's … Continue reading THE LIFTED VEIL by George Eliot | Review

Reading Rush 2019 Wrap-Up

The Reading Rush has officially come and gone, and I had the best time! I've participated in the Booktubeathon (what it used to be called) several times before, but I have to say that this year has been my favorite yet. The website fostered a real sense of community and I was asked to host … Continue reading Reading Rush 2019 Wrap-Up

Reading Rush 2019 TBR

I don’t often participate in read-a-thons, but when I do, it’s usually the Booktubeathon! This year the Booktubeathon has been given a face lift and a new brand: it is now known as the Reading Rush and even has its own website where you can create a profile, add friends, chat on forums, etc. (If … Continue reading Reading Rush 2019 TBR

A Classic Couple: Middlemarch and Nervous Conditions

A few months ago I discussed Tsitsi Dangarembga's 1988 novel Nervous Conditions in the context of feminist writing and postcolonial literature. Today, I'll like to talk about this remarkable novel in a slightly different context: coupled with George Eliot's classic 1871 novel Middlemarch. Published over a century apart and set against very different backdrops, these two novels are nevertheless tied … Continue reading A Classic Couple: Middlemarch and Nervous Conditions

A Classic Couple: Middlemarch and White Teeth

What's this?? Another Classic Couple feature after months of nothing? That's right! A Classic Couple is back with a whole new round of classic-contemporary pairings. Today I'll be comparing two lengthy but worthwhile novels: Middlemarch by George Eliot (1871-2) and White Teeth by Zadie Smith (1999). Although there are countless differences between these novels, there are numerous surprising similarities that are … Continue reading A Classic Couple: Middlemarch and White Teeth

MIDDLEMARCH by George Eliot | Review

George Eliot’s classic novel Middlemarch has been on my bibliophilic radar for years, though I never found time to read it until it appeared on one of my required reading lists for Oxford. I once had a professor who described Middlemarch as being a “smarter Pride and Prejudice.” This comment immediately intrigued me. What did … Continue reading MIDDLEMARCH by George Eliot | Review