The Chimes (Charles Dickens)

It's been a while since I read Dickens.  I loved him in high school – when all my friends hated him with a passion and were scared by A Christmas Carol – but then my reading habit fell off for several years.  Now that it’s back, there’s just so much Dickens to read.  I decided … Continue reading The Chimes (Charles Dickens)


The House of the Seven Gables (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

You may or may not have noticed that my official pseudonym on this blog is Hester.  That was also my handle at my old blog, Scarlet Letters.  My first car was also named Hester (it was red).  Can you tell I really really really like Nathaniel Hawthorne?  But I hadn’t read The House of the … Continue reading The House of the Seven Gables (Nathaniel Hawthorne)