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Yikes! We are only 3 days away from October, and I’m just now posting about August’s classic…oops?  Better late than never, right? August’s Classic Originally Published: 1895 My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 Synopsis: Here is Oscar Wilde’s most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted millions in countless productions since its first performance in London’s St. James’ Theatre on February 14, 1895. The Importance of Being Earnest is celebrated… Read More

I didn’t blog nearly as much as I wanted to last month, but July was my best reading month of 2016 so far, so that’s something! BOOKS READ I read eight books this month!  Seven were physical, and one was an ebook.  That is quite good for me.  I’ve been in a terrible reading slump on and off for the most of 2016, and I think it’s safe to say that my reading slump… Read More

I want to apologize for the lack of posts this month!  I have been absolutely terrible keeping up with book reviews, and really, all posts in general.  Honestly, I just haven’t had a lot of time on the computer these past couple of weeks, and writing entire posts on my phone is not an enjoyable experience lol.  I will try to post more consistently again from here on out! July’s Classic  … Read More

Can you believe it? I’m actually posting June’s classic in June! :O June’s Classic     Originally Published: 1868 My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Synopsis: In this first volume in The Original Elsie Dinsmore Series, sweet, motherless eight-year-old Elsie struggles with several bewildering problems. She has never known her mother, and her relationship with her father is filled with misunderstanding and tears. The young girl learns to depend wholly upon her faith in her heavenly father.  … Read More

Well, I’m late posting April’s classic, but it’s only the 15th!  I’m still 5 whole days ahead from last month’s classic! 😉 April’s Classic Originally Published: 1988 My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Synopsis: Matilda is a little girl who is far too good to be true. At age five-and-a-half she’s knocking off double-digit multiplication problems and blitz-reading Dickens. Even more remarkably, her classmates love her even though she’s a super-nerd and the teacher’s pet. But everything… Read More

This is quite late, being that we’re almost done with April, and I’m just now getting around to writing about March’s classic, but…oh well? Hopefully I’ll have April’s post up before May 20th! lol March’s Book:   Originally Published: 1949 My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 Synopsis: The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell’s prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great… Read More

February was the first month that I participated in The Pretty Books’ 2016 Classics Challenge, which is where each month you read at least one classic book of your choice. February’s Book: Originally Published: 1678 My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Synopsis: Often rated as important as the Bible as a Christian document, this famous story of man’s progress through life in search of salvation remains one of the most entertaining allegories of faith ever written. Set… Read More