[Review] Friends and Strangers

Dear Reader, You know that feeling when you near the end of a book and, in your excitement, you urge yourself to slow down to put off the inevitable conclusion? That feeling of wanting to savor every last second of the book is what reading is all about. Every once in a while I find... Continue Reading →

Joker—trickster—big fool, go!

Dear Reader, Doesn’t it sometimes seem that older books use more advanced language than our novels of today? For example, take this line from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: I felt a drop or two of blood from my head trickle down my neck, and was sensible of somewhat pungent suffering: these sensations for the... Continue Reading →

[Review] Madame Bovary

Dear Reader, Have you heard of Madame Bovary? If not, the internet will inform you that Gustave Flaubert’s 1856 work is actually one of the ‘greatest novels of all time.’ Intrigued, I decided to read an English translation of the French work and I must say, I’m not sure what all the hype is about.... Continue Reading →

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