Genre: Classics

Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Book Reviews | September 14, 2014

Why is this a classic? Why is this one of the “great” American novels? Jesus, did this book make me want to throw my e-reader across the room. I don’t get it. So, a little bit of context: I read this for one of my book club’s classics months. I had heard from multiple people that it’s horrible, […]

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Book Review: Emma by Jane Austen

Book Review: Emma by Jane Austen

Book Reviews | May 12, 2014

I have a bit of a rocky relationship with classics. Basically, we rarely get along. Mostly it’s just because I was forced to read many classics in grade school and the simple act of being forced to go through books I was not ready to read and analyze made me despise reading. But, now that I love to […]

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Book Review: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

Book Review: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

Book Reviews | August 13, 2012

Wow. I can’t really believe I finished reading it. Granted, some of the appendices I skipped. But I mean, why would I read about the family trees, calendars, pronunciations? Heh, Tolkien was a bit optimistic about his readers there, but they’re not called appendices for nothing. Once again, the first half, Book 5, was amazing. It slowed down […]

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Book Review: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

Book Review: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

Book Reviews | August 10, 2012

Quite a bit better than The Fellowship of the Ring. I just enjoyed it a lot more, despite the fact that it took me like 3 times longer to read. But hey, whatever, it’s vacation, there’s no rush. While I didn’t remember the movie version of The Two Towers being better than the movie version of the Fellowship, […]

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Book Review: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

Book Review: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

Book Reviews | July 28, 2012

Oh hello there. Do not judge me for never having read this before. I feel guilty enough as it is. But here I am, reading the most classic fantasy series ever. I tried multiple times before to get into it but each time lost interest. Not this time. I found it surprisingly easy to read, while I had […]

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Book Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Book Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Book Reviews | July 2, 2012

This is probably my favorite “classic” that I’ve ever read. Jane Austen created an absolutely beautiful story. While reading it I could totally imagine ladies of the 19th century being enthralled with the romance – fangirls before fangirls existed. But that’s the thing: it’s a perfectly crafted love story. I’ve always, always adored love-hate relationships and this has […]

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