A Season in Middlemarch, Weeks VIII to X

Book IV: Three Love Problems (Chapters XXXVIII to XLII) and Book V: The Dead Hand I was not particularly enthralled with these sections. I didn't make any annotations in the second part of Book IV. Book V was slightly better. But honestly, Eliot just goes on for far too long about the small town politics… Continue reading A Season in Middlemarch, Weeks VIII to X

A Season in Middlemarch, Weeks III to VII

Book II: Old and Young, Book III: Waiting for Death, and Book IV: Three Love Problems (Chapters XXXIV to XXXVII) I got a new edition of Middlemarch (as you may have seen in my latest Come Book Shopping with Me post)! I'm quite pleased with it, and it's making the novel much easier to read.… Continue reading A Season in Middlemarch, Weeks III to VII

A Season in Middlemarch, Week II

Book I: Miss Brooke (Chapters VII to XII) I continue to get even further behind. I must admit, Middlemarch isn't exactly a book I turn to when I want something relaxing. And I've wanted to use the little amount of time I have for reading to relax. But I'm done with Book I now. Only… Continue reading A Season in Middlemarch, Week II

A Season in Middlemarch

Juliana over at the [blank] garden recently announced a readalong for George Eliot's Middlemarch, and I've decided to join in! Eliot and I have a complicated relationship. While I enjoyed The Mill on the Floss in high school and Romola this past semester, I struggled to get through Silas Marner and ultimately gave up on… Continue reading A Season in Middlemarch

Back to School Book Haul, Part I

Another semester is about to start, and that means new books! I'm taking a 19th-century American literature seminar called National Space in Early Republican and Antebellum Writings and an independent study on Victorian women novelists and how they portray women. These aren't all the books for the courses, just the ones I purchased from ThriftBooks.… Continue reading Back to School Book Haul, Part I

The Life of Charlotte Brontë, The House of Mirth, and Romola

Welcome back to another 3 Classics Review! I think there are going to be a lot of these this semester because I'm taking two classes on 19th-century literature. My first read for school is our third book in today's review. So let's jump in! The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell My Rating: 4… Continue reading The Life of Charlotte Brontë, The House of Mirth, and Romola