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The Fellowship of the Ring | Book Review

May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out. ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring For those of you who by some odd slip of fate don’t already know the premise of this book here’s a quick summary. In a land known as Middle-earth several short farmers set… Continue reading The Fellowship of the Ring | Book Review

Book Review · Classics

Persuasion | Book Review

“His cold politeness, his ceremonious grace, were worse than anything.” ― Jane Austen, Persuasion I read several reviews on Goodreads that described this book as “autumnal.” Now what the heck does autumnal mean? (Well autumn-like obviously). But moreover that sort of bittersweet feeling of leaving the summer behind and heading towards winter. Leaves changing color, a sort… Continue reading Persuasion | Book Review

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First Line Fridays | Persuasion

Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch-hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage; there he found occupation for an idle hour, and consolation in a distressed one; Persuasion by Jane Austen First Line Friday is a weekly linkup hosted at Hoarding Books. All you have to do… Continue reading First Line Fridays | Persuasion

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Now keep in mind that for my list here I… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday | Books I’ve Read That I’d Like In My Personal Library

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Curiosity killed the cat… or did it?

Did you know that “Curiosity killed the cat” isn’t the full quote. Rather fitting if you think about it. The full quote is actually: “Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back.” -anonymous What’s the good in quoting some anonymous person without name, history or credibility? Because in some small way it spoke to… Continue reading Curiosity killed the cat… or did it?