Tag: classics

Run Jane Run!

Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea

By: Jean Rhys

When reading Jane Eyre in the past I never really cared one way or another about Rochester. Taking his story at face value you feel kind of bad for him but me being me he was always more likable in movies when hot charismatic actors are playing him.

But boy reading Wide Sargasso Sea mainly makes me think run Jane, run!

Recommendations for Avoiding the Big Game…

football recs

So I thought I’d do some recommendations for those of us who aren’t watching the Super Bowl but who are stuck where everyone else is- or just recommendations period for a Winter Sunday. Then it sort of turned into a Super Bowl themed tag and includes books, movies, shows.

The whole nine years… which is a football thing right? Or golf? I don’t remember.

The Afterlife of Holly Chase & A Christmas Carol

The Afterlife of Holly Chase

The Afterlife of Holly Chase

By: Cynthia Hand

Grade: B

When young Holly Chase fails to change her life after being Scrooged she loses it and winds up stuck in the afterlife as the Ghost of Christmas Past. Years later she has one last chance to get it right when she connects with the most recent Scrooge. A handsome young man (naturally) who reminds her more than a little of herself.

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

By: Mary Shelley

Grade: A

Whoa! Two classics this year for me! I am on a roll 🙂

Embarrassing fact: I was totally one of those people who thought Frankenstein was the monster. I mean I figured it out long before I read it but yeah, I thought that way too long myself. I enjoyed the book. Surprised myself really. But since a lot has been written about it I thought I’d just basically transcribed some of the notes I took.

Mostly on Frankenstein.

Spoilers.