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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Classics, first-impressions

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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50 Books to Smash your Summer (…in a good way)

Summer is upon us! Long days filled with sunshine, stretching out on a deck chair in the garden or lying on a beach… relaxing on the sofa or going on a road trip with your friends – either way, we all know that the way to great summers is reading great books… and so I’ve prepared a list of FIFTY books (a mixture of classics, fantasy, science and historical-fiction… there’s bound to be one for you) that I LOVE and will make your summer x100 awesome!

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