William Shakespeare: Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (play, classic comedy) I really enjoyed reading this one. (I'll freely admit that part of that might stem from reading it so soon after Merry Wives of Windsor, which I did not care for.) I've seen the 1996 film version before (Ben Kingsley as Feste!!) so I already knew the story,... Continue Reading →


Colleen Gleason: The Chess Queen Enigma

The Chess Queen Enigma (Stoker & Holmes #3) by Colleen Gleason narrated by Jayne Entwistle (YA, historical fantasy, steampunk, vampires) The Chess Queen Enigma is an enjoyable story, and the narration is perfect. This isn't a deep book -- I mean come on, it combines vampires and steampunk and a little bit of time travel... Continue Reading →

John Steinbeck: The Pearl

The Pearl by John Steinbeck (classic fiction) I do not have a good relationship with Steinbeck. It seems to me that he spends too much time in his books pointing out his moralism and emphasizing the worst in people. (Yes, I have read multiple of his books--five, I think. No, I have not enjoyed any... Continue Reading →

Jane Austen: Emma

Emma by Jane Austen narrated by Emma Thompson with full cast dramatization (classic fiction) I really enjoyed listening to this audio production. I did get annoyed at some of the background noises, and while the full-cast audio was great fun, some of the voices were more enjoyable to listen to than others. (In some cases... Continue Reading →

Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (classic) I will be honest: I enjoyed this book more than I expected to. Some of my friends (on the blog and IRL) have said they loved this book and hoped I loved it too. Well, that (for me) often spells disaster. I end up expecting too much, or the... Continue Reading →

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