Tag: Classics

1984 – #WAYRW83

1984 – #WAYRW83

Posted January 25, 2017
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“What are You Reading? Wednesdays” are hosted by Andie over at It’s a Reading Thing.  Check her out! I have a sudden craving, a desperate need, for dystopia.  Real, classic, no-stupid-love-triangles dystopia.  For the first time since I was a freshman in high school, I’ve picked up George Orwell’s classic 1984.   What Is The Name of Your Current Read? 1984 by George Orwell. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a couple of sentences. “Who controls the past,” ran the party slogan, “controls the future: Who controls the present controls the past.” And […]

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Top Ten Classics You Should Read Before You Die

Top Ten Classics You Should Read Before You Die

Posted January 24, 2017
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When people ask me what I like to read, my answer is “fantasy, classics, and historical fiction”.  For some reason, the one that folks have the most difficult time wrapping their head around is “classics.”  I can’t imagine why.  These books have laid the groundwork for the novels people devour today, and so many of them still hold their own.  Whether it’s the beauty of the language, or the vivacity of the story, every classic is worth picking up. For the purpose of this list, I’ve excluded all non-fiction as well as the books that will almost definitely be red […]

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Audiobook Review: The Chimes

Audiobook Review: The Chimes

Posted January 5, 2017
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The Chimes by Charles Dickens Narrated by Richard Armitage Trotter, a destitute messenger, has often been lured by the sounds of the bell that ring over London.  After a particularly difficult day of listening to the elite of the city tear apart the few hopes and happinesses of himself and his nearest and dearest, he is drawn to the bell tower and finding himself long dead at the foot of the tower, is taken on a journey to see the way his daughter’s life is destroyed without his love to sustain her. This story comes off as a low-rent version […]

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