Julius Caesar

May 13, 2017

Julius Caesar by Shakespeare Classic Drama/Play Historical Fiction Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * Stars (Just ok) This classic play is a tale of betrayal, destiny, and fortune.  It gives greater insight on the somewhat far off figure that Julius Caesar sometimes is to the modern reader.  It also offers a different view of Caesar’s personality if you read Antony’s speech.  A bit dull at times, yet a great story!…

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Peter Pan

March 1, 2017

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) “Peter Pan” is the time old tale about a boy who will never grow up.  It is an astonishing adventure about the three Darling children and how they are whisked away from their comfortable home in England to the land of imagination called Neverland.  This story is very interesting and has an attractive subtext that…

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Tintin

March 1, 2017

The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé Adventure Comics Fantasy Graphic Novel Mystery Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Tintin is a wonderful story of a boy and his pet dog, Snowy.  Together they solve some of the most puzzling mysteries known to man.  Tintin has some of the most interesting supporting characters such as Captain Haddock, Thompson & Thomson, and the quirky professor Calculus.  Any mystery…

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Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton

March 1, 2017

The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle Classic Mystery Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This is a thrilling tale of wits between Sherlock Holmes and a master blackmailer formerly known as Charles Augustus Milverton.  Considering that most of Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories contain detective work, this one has no detecting per se…  It is still an amazing story, and definitely…

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Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet

March 1, 2017

A Study in Scarlet Sherlock Holmes series Arthur Conan Doyle Classic Mystery Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “A Study in Scarlett” is where the Sherlock Holmes stories all started.  It is quite enjoyable witnessing the first interactions between Dr. Watson and Mr. Sherlock Holmes of 221 B. Baker Street.  This story is definitely one of the most treasured of the Sherlock Holmes canon.  And a must-read…

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Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia

November 14, 2016

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Classic Historical Fiction Mystery Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) There was only one who once outsmarted dear Sherlock Holmes.  Her name was Mrs. Irene Norton.  And this is how…  Later in the day the King of Bohemia came to visit Sherlock because he had to tell him of a great matter.  His…

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Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken

April 14, 2014

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken Adventure Classics Historical Fiction Suspense Thriller Bonnie’s cousin Sylvia comes to live with her when Sylvia’s elderly aunt Jane feels she can no longer care for her properly.  Bonnie’s own parents are leaving on a sea voyage – in an attempt to improve her mother’s health – and the girls are to be left in the care of a distant relative, Miss…

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Anne of Green Gables

July 8, 2011

Anne of Green Gables Anne of Green Gables #1 by LM Montgomery Classic Historical Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) A girl named Anne is sent to live with a brother and sister in the place of a boy. The siblings almost send the girl back, but her charm stops them. Anne makes some great friends and gets several prestigious honors in school, as she does very…

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