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Teaser Tuesday #1

Teaser Tuesday #1

Miz B at Should Be Reading hosts a weekly meme entitled Teaser Tuesday Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting […]

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Gone with the Wind Read-along Check In #1

Gone with the Wind Read-along Check In #1

Proposed chapters  for March 7: Chapters 1-9 Where am I? Chapter five, Scarlett has just arrived at the barbecue and has seen Rhett Butler learning of his reputation from Kathleen.   What do I think? Love it!  I always remember being a bit bored during the first 50 pages while Mitchell goes into Mr and […]

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Classic get Twilightized

Classic get Twilightized

March 7, 2010 Whitney books 2 Comments

Are teens just getting “too cool” to be reading the classics?  Is  that why the publishing industry is marketing Wuthering Heights in a new cover eerily similar to Twilight?  And if you look in the upper right corner, is advertised as being “Edward and Bella’s favorite book”. If these Twilight inspired covers encourage a young […]

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Jane Eyre 1940s

Jane Eyre 1940s

Orson Welles stars as Edward Rochester, the brooding employer of governess Jane Eyre in this adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Gothic novel. An orphan with a tragic story herself, young Jane, played by Joan Fontaine slowly frees Edward from his self-imposed prison, but his troubled past stands in the way of their burgeoning love. First, I […]

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Wuthering Heights 1939

Wuthering Heights 1939

Wuthering Heights is the love story of Cathy and Heathcliff who meet as young children and  as they grow up fall in love, but due to circumstance are not meant to be.  Cathy, who has grown materialistic over the years marries Edgar Linton who can provide her everything she may desire.  I always was so […]

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Thursday Tea: Gone with the Wind

Thursday Tea: Gone with the Wind

Thursday Tea is a weekly meme hosted by Anastasia at Birdbrain{ed} Book Blog. To play along, all you need is some tea, a book, and the will to answer some very simple questions: what tea are you drinking (and do you like it)? What book are you reading (and do you like it)? Tell us […]

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The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

March 4, 2010 Whitney Review 3 Comments

I enjoyed The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton but had a hard time feeling anything for the characters.  Both Archer’s and Ellen Olenska’s disappointments where their undoing.  The pair had no one to blame but themselves.  Although both did the honorable thing in the end.  To be honest, I only was concerned with May.  […]

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