Bleak House

I have a To-Be-Read pile. That means that I have a long list of all the books I am supposed to read. In theory, they are organized in order according to when I bought them. The older books are read first and the books I impulse buy at various thrift stores, Barnes and Noble outlets, … Continue reading Bleak House

A Christmas Carol

It is not Christmas. I am aware of that, thank you very much. Nor am I generally the type of person to be singing Christmas carols in July or leaving my Christmas lights up all year round. (Okay, you caught me. I totally am.)   But, if we are going to be fair and totally … Continue reading A Christmas Carol

A Tale of Two Cities

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . .” So begins one of my favorite classics, a book that I didn’t expect to like and instead fell head over heels in love with. A Tale of Two Cities captivated me. Its poignancy, intrigue, and complex characters drew me in, … Continue reading A Tale of Two Cities