Category Archives: Literature

Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel 7/7 stars I loved this book so much. Once I picked it up I could not put it down. Thank God it was short; I would have gotten nothing done last weekend. What … Continue reading

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The Hours

The Hours By Michael Cunningham 7/7 stars Reading The Hours was truly a pleasure. I felt while reading it that it was more akin to poetry than prose in many ways. Cunningham painted pictures with words and transported me effortlessly … Continue reading

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Atonement

Atonement By Ian McEwan 3/7 stars I have very mixed feelings about this work. The language is beautiful, the writing is well crafted, and the story is terribly bad. No amount of vocabulary could have saved this story, though McEwan … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets By J.K. Rowling 4/7 stars [spoilers] I honestly have a hard time with book 2 of the Harry Potter series. There are a lot of components that get introduced in this book that … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen 7/7 stars I think I was thirteen when I first read Pride and Prejudice. Since then, I have lost track of how many time read it. Enough to have many passages memorized by heart. … Continue reading

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Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Grimm’s Fairy Tales 4/7 stars I have read fairy tales since I was a child. Grimm’s Fairy Tales entered my life when I was about 10 and they fascinated me. All of Grimm’s were delightfully dark, with the evil getting … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

I should start by saying that I don’t hate Harry Potter. I don’t. Harry Potter taught an entire generation the love of reading and for that, I cannot hate him. That disclaimer is very important as the rest of the … Continue reading

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