Classics, first-impressions

First-Impressions: Dracula

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Ever since I read Anne of Green Gables (which was when I was 11) I have been all over classics. I went through an entire phase where I only read classics (namely ones that are child-friendly such as The Secret Garden or Little Women or Treasure Island) whether they were the famous ones or the lesser-known ones (by Louisa May Alcott, Susan Coolidge) – I’m not saying I’ve read all the classics ever but I’ve read a great deal.

Then, after that, I got into YA and read loads and loads of YA for two years. Now, I’m coming out of YA, and onto classics (although I am reading Dracula for school).

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Thoughts Whilst Reading The Count of Monte Cristo #1

As you may already know, The Count of Monte Cristo is a much applauded classic that has graced the shelves since 1844 and was translated from French to English two years later. It is of a most formidable size, spanning a monstrous 1200 pages in the edition that I am currently reading. However, I am a fearless bookworm – and so I have decided to take on this colossal masterpiece and I intend to live to see the end (somehow). It may be obvious that I always have a lot to say when it comes to books (or anything) and so I decided it was impossible I would able to sum up my thoughts in way that would do the book justice (since I already love it) once I finish it in a single review: so it may be better if I instead publish my thoughts (as they change and develop) whilst reading this book – and so this will probably become a series of posts finished with a final review attempting to recapitulate the content of the previous posts. And this is the first.

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Bronte Appreciation Post!

Jane Eyre has inspired me to read more about the Brontes, and once in, I have a feeling I’ll be staying on this part of the internet for a while. (Just an important side note: to mention how absolutely grateful this generation are to have such an enormous quantity of information at our disposal). So this post is about me… talking about The Brontes 🙂

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Book Reviews, Classics

Jane Eyre

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Rating: 5/5 stars

It is funny, but I only realised after having finished reading it, that this is the first Bronte book I have finished. I had started, strangely enough, Villette (now, after more research, I have realised this probably wasn’t the best first choice) a year back, which was the first bronte book for me to start, and I stopped after a while, very much bored. Then, a few months later, I got halfway through Wuthering Heights, after labouring through it for a whole month, and then gave up. Then almost a year later, I have picked up Jane Eyre and devoured the majority of it within two days.

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Emma

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Rating: 4/5 stars

“There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.”

This book had me intrigued from the very beginning, and from the first line, I just knew I would love this book and I could not contain my excitement. It took me a week to get through this book, but I finished the bulk of it in the weekend that has just passed.

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Favourite Classics

Hey everyone, and welcome back to my tiny blog. If you’ve been following me for a long, long, loongggg time (don’t worry I don’t expect that much of you lol) you’d know that there was a whole phase where I was just obsessed with classics. It was during my Anne of Green Gables obsession. So as a result, I read loads of classics, and I wanted to share some of my favourites in this post, so please let me know what you think of them.

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First-Impressions: Frankenstein

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I have always meant to read Frankenstein – it’s been on my list with Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre and all the rest of it.

I had no idea I’d enjoy it this much. I did not enjoy Wuthering Heights and didn’t finish it, but now I realise it was due to me simply following the storyline, and not actually understanding any of the many deeper meanings to the book. The deeper meanings to Frankenstein, however, is something I’m feeling much more keenly, and enjoying even more.

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