I have always loved classic literature more than most new releases. There is a soul in good classic literature which you can feel once it draws you in. Times were different when these books were written; social norms were not what we now know. Classics such as Pride and Prejudice have earned their fandoms (and … Continue reading 4 Obscure Classic Books You Should Read
The Tragic Life of L.M. Montgomery
L.M. Montgomery, writer of Anne of Green Gables, is a woman whose life was not what I had expected. Her life was marred by tragedy, yet she pressed on with her books.
The Waltz of Song & Poetry: CHAMBER MUSIC by James Joyce
It is common for well-loved songs to find their inspiration in poetry. Some are written with the goal of being transformed into music, including CHAMBER MUSIC by James Joyce.
The Creators of CARMEN: Prosper Mérimée and Georges Bizet
Depressed by the evident failure of Carmen, Georges Bizet fell victim to depression. It became so stifling that that, when he died in 1875, people speculated that he had taken his own life after the failure of CARMEN.
River of Life: THE SEINE by Elaine Sciolino
Sciolino paints a different perspective of Paris. This perspective is from the river, that ancient body of water pulsing through Paris like a vein. She has traveled far and wide in search of Seine lore. She's learned about the river goddess Sequana and experienced a flood during her time in Paris.
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
I blame all of the cartoon adaptations that have popped up over the years. These adaptations present children with a softened version of the story, so it is a surprise when one opens the long novel and discovers elements of darkness or sketchy behavior.
Review: Rainbow Valley
Life alone is not the answer to any problem, and if you have children or others who depend on you, then you will have to make the frightening choice to stop grieving and open the window.
Review: Anne of Windy Poplars
Great feasts are composed of small dishes. Vast palaces are made of small bricks raising them up. Just so, a book in which the scenes are quiet doesn’t have to be a bad thing. These quiet scenes are preparing us for a symphony.
Review: Anne of the Island
Readers in a similar phase of life might find comfort in Anne’s awkwardness. Are your friends moving on from the schoolhouse days? So are hers. Do you have a difficult choice to make? Here, Anne faces several.
Review: Anne of Green Gables
I think it’s fair to begin with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. In a way, this is their story: They sent for an orphan boy to help them in their advanced years, and with the appearance of Anne, faced a bewildering decision indeed.
Review: The Black Tulip
I encourage you to look at the obscure classics, those books that might have been lost in time; you will find gems, and in some of them, such as The Black Tulip, you will find true love.
Review – Crave the Rose: Anne Brontë at 200
During my adventures reading books I have become aware of the fact that, when a story is timeless, it's in part because of the person who wrote it. I have decided to learn more about the authors behind those stories which have survived over the centuries, which our grandparents and great-grandparents enjoyed. Anne Brontë's biography … Continue reading Review – Crave the Rose: Anne Brontë at 200