Tag Archives: Charles Dickens

Great Expectations Wordle

The 20 most common nouns in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

word cloud for Great Expectations

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Bookish Gifts

Bookish Gifts #3 – 16 shopping days until Christmas

  1. Readers Gonna Read Lapel Pin
    Readers Gonna Read lapel pin
  2. Koala Bear with Glasses Art Print
    koala bear with glasses art print
  3. Wonder Woman Book End
    wonder woman book end
  4. Get Lost in a Good Book T-Shirt
    get lost in a good book tee shirt
  5. Hot Dudes Reading Calendar
    hot dudes reading calendar
  6. Wizard of Oz Coasters
    Wizard of Oz coasters
  7. Bodleian Bookshelf Tie
    Bodleian bookshelf tie
  8. Book Paper Wreath
    book paper wreath
  9. Charles Dickens Mug
    Charles Dickens mug
  10. To Kill a Mockingbird Scarf
    To Kill a Mockingbird Scarf

Oliver Twist Wordle

20 most common nouns in Oliver Twist  by Charles Dickens

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Book Review – The Book Lovers’ Anthology

The Book Lovers AnthologyThe Book Lovers’ Anthology: A Compendium of Writing about Books, Readers & Libraries published by the Bodleian Library (originally edited by R.M. Leonard)

“We should choose our books as we would our companions, for their sterling and intrinsic merit.” -C.C. Colton, Lacon”

“The Book Lovers’ Anthology” contains snippets on reading, books and libraries from authors such as Charles Dickens, Geoffrey Chaucer, Jonathan Swift and George Eliot and poems about books from the likes of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,  Elizabeth Barrett Browning and William Wordsworth.  It may seem a bit dated to some as it was first published in 1911 but I feel that love of the written word is eternal. I will definitely be pulling some more quotes out of this compilation. Until then, I leave you with this one:

“Let us not forget the genial miraculous force we have known to proceed from a book. We go musing into the vault of day and night; no constellation shines, no muse descends, the stars are white points, the roses brick-coloured dust, the frogs pipe, mice peep, and wagons creak along the road. We return to the house and take up Plutarch or Augustine, and read a few sentences or pages, and lo! the air swims with life; the front of heaven is full of fiery shapes; secrets of magnanimity and grandeur invite us on every hand; life is made up of them. Such is our debt to a book.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Thoughts on Modern Literature”

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Book Review – A Christmas Carol

As I usually post a book review on Wednesdays, I thought this one would be particularly appropriate.

A Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Review: Although I have seen countless variations of this Christmas classic on screen (my favorite, of course, being The Muppet Christmas Carol), I had never actually read the original text. It is slightly spookier reading of Dickens’ ghosts but overall the end still left me with the same good feeling that I have gotten so many times before. It really is a Christmas classic.

52 Books in 52 Weeks – Week #2

The Last DickensThe Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl

Total Reading Time: 6.5 hours

Review: This book is similar to Pearl’s other novels that I’ve read. The history aspects were well researched & integrated nicely into the story. However, the mystery aspect was just meh.