Romance novels are my comfort reads. Typically, I don’t read many of them. While fun to read, they rarely stick with me. A lot of romances follow predictable patterns and rarely surprise – although I could argue that’s exactly why they are comforting. But… Continue Reading “My Year of Reading Romance”
It’s always hard to review a classic, and especially a Thomas Hardy novel, since he’s one of my favorites. First, some background: It was published in 1874, Hardy’s fourth novel and first literary success. It presents many of the themes of quiet, rural life… Continue Reading “Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy”
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