Review: the Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

I’ve been on a real classics kick lately! I decided to expand my usual classic taste, and I dared to venture into Edwardian classics ( gasp!).  So, did my brave venture work out for me? Adventurer Richard Hannay, just returned from South Africa, is thoroughly bored with London life-until he is accosted by a mysterious […]

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Review: the Turn of the Screw and Other Stories by Henry James

I used to be an au pair, just like my mother and grandmother before me. I’m really proud of it and I loved the job! I heard about the Turn of the Screw, I was told it was horror story about a governess and two little children, and got really curious! I picked up this […]

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Review: the Time Machine by H.G. Wells

After falling in love with H.G. Wells in Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery I really wanted to read books written by him. Like, the actual real life him, not the actor. As I told you guys in a blogpost before, I really love the Oxford World Classics books, and they had several of H.G. Wells books, […]

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Review: Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola

I wrote a post about how to read Classics, and a reader, Clara Bennet, recommended this little one! Did I like it as much as she hoped? Therese Raquin is a clinically observed, sinister tale of adultery and murder among the lower orders in nineteenth-century Paris. Zola’s dispassionate dissection of the motivations of his characters, […]

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Classics: where to start?

I love me some good ol’ classics, but I noticed a lot of people are intimidated by them. This post is for you guys who want to start reading classics, but don’t know where to start! I’m no pro in reading classics, but they are some of my favourite, so here are some of my […]

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Review: the Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

Here we are again with another Sherlock Holmes novel! How did I enjoy this one? Ok, I’ll get this out of the way first, this is my favourite Sherlock Holmes story by far. Mary gets introduced in this one too! Why do I love this story so much? Because the main characters are ridiculous and […]

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Review: Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

I love, love, LOVE, Audrey Hepburn. Honestly love her. Having watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s, I wanted to read the book as well. But how do they compare? I’m not going to waste much of my time on this book. This is a HORRIBLE book. Don’t get me wrong, it’s greatly written, but oh god. The […]

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