Revisiting the Classics

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Revisiting the classics: The Phantom of the Opera

I recently read The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, and did you know that this is not a romance novel??  I wish someone had told me that, I would have read it years ago! But let me be more clear. The Phantom of the Opera might be considered a romance, if you consider…

Revisiting the classics: The Handmaid’s Tale

Once again I'm revisiting a modern classic that (*cough*) just happens to be a dystopia... Do you think I only read classic books if they involve dictatorships and extreme surveillance?  (Maybe.) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood hits too close to home with a fictional story about a country moved by sexism, racism and radical conservative beliefs. I'm…

Emma by Jane Austen Review

Have you ever felt like reading a classic book but also wanted a fun chick-flick kind of novel? Then you should totally read Emma by Jane Austen! Emma is a young, rich, clever and beautiful heroine. She is kinda spoiled and stubborn, and is always playing the matchmaker among her friends. And she actually does it well,…

Fahrenheit 451 Review

It's time for another classic book recommendation! Can you guess which genre I chose this time? If you said "Dystopia again?" then you are completely right! I love me some classic dystopian novels... The chosen one for this month was Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Fahrenheit 451 is about a guy called Guy whose job is to burn…
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