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

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

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, I felt like the book improved rapidly. The pacing was better: there was more action, less descriptive setting sections (they were still there, but notably less). I think what helped here is that Tolkien put all his effort into building up the world in the Fellowship, which […]

Posted August 10, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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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

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 struggled with the prose before. And, not to toot my own horn, I feel like that shows personal growth in a way, since I’ve been reading so much lately. As far as The Lord of the Rings goes, it’s such an epic story. As a fantasy lover, […]

Posted July 28, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Book Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Book Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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 got to be the most perfect one. You become totally engrossed in Elizabeth’s thoughts: at first Mr. Darcy is completely intolerable, but in the latter half of the story you start swooning at the mere mention of him. It’s just absolutely beautiful, and I honestly can’t say […]

Posted July 2, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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