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The Princess and the Goblin | Classics Club

It was foolish indeed – thus to run farther and farther from all who could help her, as if she had been seeking a fit spot for the goblin creature to eat her in at his leisure; but that is the way fear serves us: it always sides with the thing we are afraid of.… Continue reading The Princess and the Goblin | Classics Club

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Quick Service by P.G. Wodehouse | Book Review

My first P.G. Wodehouse book did not disappoint! While it’s not a long book, it isn’t too short and left me feeling satisfied. The length fit perfectly to the tale told, and everything felt very intentional and perfectly in place. It made me laugh, and just felt delightful and fun. What really stands out about… Continue reading Quick Service by P.G. Wodehouse | Book Review

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The Busman’s Honeymoon | Dorothy Sayers | Classics Club

I can enjoy practically everything that comes along—while it’s happening. Only I have to keep on doing things, because, if I once stop, it all seems a lot of rot and I don’t care a damn if I go west tomorrow. At least, that’s what I should have said. Now—I don’t know. I’m beginning to… Continue reading The Busman’s Honeymoon | Dorothy Sayers | Classics Club

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin | Classics Club

Any mind that is capable of a real sorrow is capable of good. ― Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin Pros In this book you get to see all sides of the issue of slavery. Harriet doesn’t portray all of the slave owners as thoroughly evil. They do have redeeming qualities even while they are participating in… Continue reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin | Classics Club

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4:50 from Paddington | Classics Club

One of Agatha Christies better mysteries so far. I didn’t like it as much as Death on the Nile since Miss Marple is not as charming or entertaining as Hercule Poirot. However I thought it was better than The Man in the Brown Suit which was entertaining but not as well written in my opinion.… Continue reading 4:50 from Paddington | Classics Club

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Have His Carcase | Cosy Mystery | Non-cheesy romance | Classics Club

I always have a quotation for everything–it saves original thinking. Lord Peter Wimsey, Have His Carcase Summary Harriet finds a dead body on a beach. After taking a couple of photos as evidence she searches and fails to find anyone competent enough to help her find the police in order to report the incident. When… Continue reading Have His Carcase | Cosy Mystery | Non-cheesy romance | Classics Club

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Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayers | A cleverer version of Agatha Christie | Classics Club

Light, interesting and enjoyable! Her books are very similar to Agatha Christie, both in terms of the plot, characters and the tone. That said Dorothy Sayers comes off as “smarter” or a more intelligent version of Agatha Christie if that makes sense? I think what stood out to me about this mystery compared to Agatha… Continue reading Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayers | A cleverer version of Agatha Christie | Classics Club

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The Problem of Pain | C.S. Lewis | Classics Club

First Thoughts The most comforting aspect of C.S. Lewis’ writing style is both how humble he is, and how unflinchingly direct and logical in other ways. I think often I find myself tired of “spiritual fluff” and meaningless comfort that Christian books, blogs etc. seem to provide. I’m always searching for something with a bit… Continue reading The Problem of Pain | C.S. Lewis | Classics Club

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Death on the Nile | Agatha Christie | Book Review | Classics Club!

I loved this! I think it’s one of my favorite Agatha Christie novels so far. There is something about Hercule Poirot that is quite captivating. He has so much style. Also he is both incredibly astute and blunt as well as compassionate and gentle. It’s a tricky line to walk for a character but Agathe Christie… Continue reading Death on the Nile | Agatha Christie | Book Review | Classics Club!

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Sense and Sensibility | Classics Club

Reading Sense and Sensibility combines characters that are polar opposites into one delightful mess that results in drama (and lot’s of it). You have Marianne and Elinor, one is passionate and disregards conventions and social niceties in order to follow what she deems as true tastes. You have Elinor with a dry sense of humor,… Continue reading Sense and Sensibility | Classics Club