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)

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Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)

Frankenstein is one of those stories that has transcended the original novel to become a phenomenon.  Maybe you read it in high school and haven’t picked it up since.  In any case, you’ve probably seen one of the many movies, or else absorbed the premise just from culture in general (or at least from Halloween).  … Continue reading Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)