The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

“It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning.” ― H.G. Wells, The Time MachineI have long been looking forward to reading Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis, but upon opening it, was confronted by a note stating that "The author would be sorry if any reader supposed he was…

Longing for Avonlea

“I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” ― L.M. Montgomery Overcome with this "irresistible temptation", I visited the shrine... er...shelf... that I have devoted to L.M. Montgomery's novels and discovered two thoughts which, like Anne in chapter fourteen of…

Anna Karenina

I recently finished Anna Karenina, despite the warnings of a friend that Russian novels are tedious and that I would better spend my time chewing cardboard. Yes, it was lengthy, but tedious? Certainly not! The depth to this book was incredible.  It was witty, enchanting, heart-breaking, and thought-provoking all at once.  However, I disagree with…