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Hello!  Today I’m going to share with you all the classic books I hope to read during the month of August for the #ClassicsAThon, hosted by Lucy Powrie, AKA, Lucy The Reader!  This is a super chill readathon, and it started August 1st, and goes throughout the entire month of August, ending on the 31st.  I’m jumping in a few days late, but that’s okay, I’m going with it!  The goal of… Read More

Title: The Borrowers by Mary Norton Pages: 180 Genres: Children’s, Fantasy Published by: Harcourt Brace & World (Oct. 8th, 1953) Summary Beneath the kitchen floor is the world of the Borrowers — Pod and Homily Clock and their daughter, Arrietty. In their tiny home, matchboxes double as roomy dressers and postage stamps hang on the walls like paintings. Whatever the Clocks need they simply “borrow” from the “human beans” who live above them. It’s a comfortable life,… Read More

Hey everyone! Earlier this year, I announced that I was doing a 2018 Classics Challenge.  You can find out all the info about it in my original post, here! Now, my original plan was to share a post for each classic book I read.  Well, so far, I haven’t done that, lol!  So, I’ve decided that I will just update you all with how I’ve been doing so far. So far, I’ve… Read More

Title: Breakfast at Tiffany’s: A Short Novel and Three Stories by Truman Capote Pages: 162 Genres: Fiction, Classic, Short Stories Published by: Modern Library (Jan. 13th, 1994, originally 1958) Summary It’s New York in the 1940s, where the martinis flow from cocktail hour till breakfast at Tiffany’s. And nice girls don’t, except, of course, Holly Golightly. Pursued by Mafia gangsters and playboy millionaires, Holly is a fragile eyeful of tawny hair and turned-up nose, a heart-breaker,… Read More

Hi everyone!  Today, I’ve got a super exciting post to share with you all.  For 2018, two of my blogging and reading goals were 1) read more classics, and 2) host my own event/reading challenge.  Well, I decided to combine the two, and came up with a 2018 Classics Challenge!  The goal for this challenge is to simply read more classic literature based off the prompts below.  There are eleven prompts, so… Read More

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 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