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The Books: “Great Expectations” (Charles Dickens)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction Great Expectations – by Charles Dickens I was torn on which excerpt to post today! This book is so rich, so full – it spans many years – There were times when it made me … Continue reading

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Tooooo Many Books

Got this meme from my dear friend Ted – who just started blogging – go, Ted. (Here’s a Diary Friday, by the way, which describes the night Ted and I became friends. We had known each other for a couple … Continue reading

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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Jessa Crispin has an interesting interview with Peter Boxall, editor of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. I loved what Boxall said at the end: “Having benefited from an extraordinary number of emails and letters as well as … Continue reading

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Favorite Fictional Characters

A revised list, from a post I did a while back. My favorite characters from fiction. I am limiting my choices to just novels – and leaving out such amazing characters as Hamlet, or Stanley Kowalski. Here is how I … Continue reading

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Snapshots

— I went to the New York Public Library last night, to hear a panel of authors (4 playwrights, and one graphic-novelist) talk about literature today – what is it? What is happening in literature? What is our relationship to … Continue reading

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From Great Expectations

I read this today in Great Expectations: That she had done a grievous thing in taking an impressionable child to mould into the form that her wild resentment, spurned affection, and wounded pride, found vengeance in, I knew full well. … Continue reading

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Reading Great Expectations

My reading of Great Expectations moves along at breakneck speed. Things are getting much more serious now. Pip has discovered who his benefactor has been all of these years, and is having an extended panic-attack about it. One of my … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Great Expectations

I am having such a good time with it that I never want it to end. Not only is it mysterious, and interesting … but also hilarious. I love the “voice” of Pip. There’s one long section when Mr. Pocket … Continue reading

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