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Lessons from an unsuccessful reading diet

From the time I first learned to read, I always had my nose in a book. If I wasn’t reading, I was indulging in the magic of make-believe or pouring out my imaginative day-dreaming on paper. 890 more words


With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls’ boarding school in the small town of Villette. There she struggles to retain her self-possession in the face of unruly pupils, an initially suspicious headmaster and her own complex feelings, first for the school’s English doctor and then for the dictatorial professor Paul Emmanuel. 331 more words

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A Found Poem on the Nature of Hester and Dimmesdale's Relationship

Chapter 17 delves into the relationship between Hester and Dimmesdale, with a focus yet again centering around guilt and sin. As always, Hawthorne tackles this concept with vivid and heavy language. 162 more words


Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves

The family of Dashwood had been long settled in Sussex.

***Read as part of the Through the Wardrobe Debut Novels Challenge***

As one of a pair of sisters, the tale of…

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Hanging With Hardy

Jude The Obscure, by Thomas Hardy

Okay, confession time. I finished this novel on Easter Monday but I have been so busy that I haven’t had time to write a review. 502 more words