Passing by Nella Larsen

Passing

Passing by Nella Larsen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I wasn’t expecting to like this story as much as I did. It was required reading for school, and it made me think.

The story is told from one character’s point of view. Was she a reliable narrator? Is this the story the way it really happened, or just the way it happened in her mind? Did the story really end that way? Where are the answers?

Definitely worth reading!

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The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

The Duchess of Malfi

The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I picked this up as required reading for school. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I am glad that I had a video of the play to go with it, since I wasn’t familiar with the story.

It is a story that’s worth reading, though. I was surprised to find that it was based on a true story, because of the unusual things that happen during the story.

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I Made my Own Desk

I have been helping out in the drive through. I was working alone one day and it was slow. I grabbed my homework book and put it in the drawer. I pulled the chair up and used the drawer as a desktop. Whenever a car pulled up, I closed the drawer and stood up to help the person. It worked perfectly, but I didn’t get much reading done, since my main concern was the customer.

The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells

The Island of Dr. Moreau

The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I picked this up for bookclub. We are working on the classics. This one definitely is a classic, but it has definitely not held up over the years. The theme of the story is good, but details are old, understandably.

It was worth reading, anyway. It does have a message that holds up. The reader just needs to remember that it is an old book.

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EVELINA – or, the History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World by Frances Burney

EVELINA - or, the History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World

EVELINA – or, the History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World by Frances Burney
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I picked this book up for required reading for a school class. I was expecting it to be dull and horrible, but it wasn’t.

The story was good and had a good flow to it. It was a little difficult to read, because it was written so long ago, but I still enjoyed it.

My classmates were interested in the fact that there hasn’t been a movie made of this story. I am surprised. It was good.

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