Tag Archives Charles Dickens

Top Ten Tuesdays: Ten Classics That Rock

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Today, the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list ten classics that rock. Considering I am part of the Classics Club reading challenge, this week's top ten is a walk in the park for me. I can think of so many books to list faster than it takes me to type ...

The Classics Club – June Meme Question #11

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The Classics Club Monthly Meme The Classics Club monthly meme is another way to bring members of The Classics Club together. The meme question for this month is: What is your favorite opening sentence from a classic novel (and why)? There are so many favorites that are so prominent and well-loved, and already covered by other bloggers ...

Hard Times

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Hard Times is primarily the story of the conflict between fact and fancy. Thomas Gradgrind is a schoolmaster living in the grim town of Coketown. He is firm on the idea that what should be taught in the home and the schoolroom is facts, nothing but facts. Fancy of any kind is to be ...

Teaser Tuesdays – Hard Times

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If he had only learnt a little less, how infinitely better he might have taught much more! - Hard Times by Charles Dickens Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from ...

David Copperfield

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Gosh! Dickens is extremely hard to review. I have been polishing up this review trying to make it come right for more than a week now, but eventually decided to just go ahead and hit Publish. Ahh! the delights of being an amateur :) After my enjoyable experience with Bleak House, I was tempted to read one ...