Category Archives: book

Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

I totally judge a book by its cover! That’s why I’m so completely in love with these books by Penguin Classics. The covers are designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith. The whimsical patterns are stamped on linen complete with ribbon markers. I want the whole set and I don’t even care what’s on the inside. Well, it does help that these fancy jackets encase the classics.

The first book that caught my eye was this one. Pink flamingos?! Yes, please.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

As if Shakespeare isn’t classy enough…

The Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint by William Shakespeare

Making Jane Austen even more romantic!

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

A peacock feather for Dorian Gray? Brilliant.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The pictures really don’t do justice to these treasures. You gotta get your hands on one to truly appreciate it. I promise if you’re a book lover and appreciate the classics, you’ll want one! Buy me one while you’re at it.

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Posted by on June 29, 2011 in book


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Red Riding Hood

I’m hacked. This may contain the worst ending of a book ever. There is a bonus chapter at the website. I’m unsure of how I’m going to proceed. The bonus chapter could resolve my feelings about the ending or it could be even worse, causing more irritation. Why is the bonus chapter not included in the book? Was everyone else perturbed as well?

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Posted by on June 16, 2011 in book


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Something Borrowed

Do you ever choose a book to read for an odd reason? I chose to read “Something Borrowed” based solely on the fact that John Krasinski was in the movie version. Makes sense? I may need to examine my book selection criteria.

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Posted by on June 14, 2011 in book


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Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

I recently read “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson . It took me awhile to get through it. The story is not riveting, but quiet and simple. I will recommend the book, but with the warning the ending left me deflated. The story took a turn that diminished my sympathy toward the characters.

Some of my favorite lines from the book:

“The world seemed to have shrunk to fit quite perfectly inside the room.”

“‘There is no poetry in your soul, Roger,’ said the Major.”

“I always thought it important to decide where one would be buried, and then one could sort of work life out backward from there.”

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Posted by on June 11, 2011 in book


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