10 Fictional Women I Want to Celebrate Galentine’s Day With

In honor of Galentine's Day, I've been thinking about fictional characters with whom I'd love nothing more than to have a nice, intimate Galentine's Day party. We could sit around, drink beer, reminisce about fighting the good fight against Voldemort/the Capitol/Miss Trunchbull ... you know, the good old days. On my invite list: Professor Minerva… Continue reading 10 Fictional Women I Want to Celebrate Galentine’s Day With

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Matilda Reviews: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Goodreads Summary: Cruel miser Ebeneezer Scrooge has never met a shilling he doesn’t like...and hardly a man he does. And he hates Christmas most of all. When Scrooge is visited by his old partner, Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come, he learns eternal lessons of charity,… Continue reading Matilda Reviews: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Books That Change Lives: A Logical Approach

I just finished reading The Book That Changed My Life: 71 Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them.  Many people have strong opinions about whether or not books can change lives. I've heard fellow readers vehemently exclaim everything from "Books don't change lives; people change lives!" to "I was never the same after reading… Continue reading Books That Change Lives: A Logical Approach

Review: Bleak House by Charles Dickens

I've been meaning to read Bleak House ever since I watched the Masterpiece Theatre miniseries last summer. I finally got to the book in May, and it took me about a month to read, but it was excellent. I've always loved Dickens --I grew up reading Oliver Twist over and over again -- but Bleak House seemed daunting both because of… Continue reading Review: Bleak House by Charles Dickens