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Nicholas Nickleby

Rating: For a man who wrote A Tale of Two Cities, the expansive exploration of Paris and London during wartime, and Great Expectations, with the highly memorable Miss Havisham, the brooding spinster still in her unused wedding dress, this tale seems a bit…empty for Dickens. It’s like a Jane Austen novel without the joy of […]

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The Mayor of Casterbridge

Rating: I was assigned to read this book in college, and though I didn’t finish it at the time (I was a bit of a slacker student whenever I could get away with it), I always promised myself I would go back and finish the book. It was one of the few that dragged me […]

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1001 Books to Read Before You Die

I like lists. More importantly, I like crossing things off of lists. It feels like I’ve accomplished something, a visual representation of a task completed. So, when I discovered the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die, I jumped at the challenge. At first, I just printed the list and manually crossed off the books […]

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