The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Walter Hartright is on his way to London when he has a midnight encounter with a mysterious woman dressed in white. When he reaches his destination, where he is to serve as a drawing instructor to Laura and her sister Marion, he tells them of his meeting with the woman on the road, and the […]

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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

     Told by German soldier Paul Bäumer, All Quiet on the Western Front is the story of a group of schoolmates who enlisted in the German army during World War I. We watch as these young men fight at the front lines, and entertain themselves between battles. We see the losses, and the hardness that […]

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Reading Update

Yesterday I finished my second reading of Ted Dekker’s A.D. 30 (you can read my initial review here) and started book two: A.D. 33. All I’ll say is I’m a little over 50 pages in and I’m loving it. I’m trying to finish this book as well as Knowing God before next Monday. *hands folded […]

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Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

When a strange carnival comes into town in the middle of the night, two boys are pulled into its strange mysteries. This book was on my Fill In the Gaps challenge list. I’m sad to say that I didn’t finish it. I made it a little over half way through before I decided to call it […]

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Night by Elie Wiesel

     The picture to the left is the cover of a 3-in-1 collection of Elie Wiesel’s Night Trilogy. Night, the first of the trilogy, is a memoir. Elie Wiesel, a holocaust survivor, tells of his time at Auschwitz. From his home, to the ghetto, to the camps and the separation of his family… he and his […]

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

     In what is probably Charles Dickens’ best known work we meet Ebenezer Scrooge, a rich old miser who loves money more than anything else. One Christmas Eve night he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, who has been dead for seven years. Marley tells Scrooge that he will be […]

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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

     Esther is a college student who has won an internship in New York city working for fashion magazine. The story follows the events of this trip, told by Esther herself. A few highs, lots of lows, and everything in between. What’s funny about this novel, for me, is that I remembered liking it a […]

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Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

     The story of Oliver Twist tells of the struggles of a young orphan boy in the streets of London. It follows him from his birth, to his labeling as a trouble-maker when he dares to ask for more food, being sold as an apprentice, accused of attempted murder, running away and getting caught up […]

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Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky

     A nameless narrator tells us about his life. “I am a sick man… I am a spiteful man. An unattractive man. I think that my liver hurts.” As he continues we find that he is cynical and bitter. Today he might be diagnosed as bipolar. In the first part of the novel we find […]

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Classics Challenge 2011

So, I’ve decided to do another book challenge that can crossover with the 52 Books challenge. This is the Classics challenge, and the idea is to read classic novels/books. There are different levels in this challenge, but I’ve chosen to go for the Bachelor’s Degree by reading 12 classics (1 per month). This challenge is […]

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