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Book Review: Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll

Sequels are fun when the first book of the series is enjoyable. Though it inadvertently becomes judged by that first book too. If the first book was amazing, could it live up to that? If the first book was mediocre, then can it be amazing and make even the first book seem acceptable? And in the case of this book, can the beloved character of Alice be just as adorable and interesting as she was in the first book. Continue reading “Book Review: Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll”

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Book Review: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

Alice in Wonderland – I think the name of the book itself makes you smile, for that’s another part of childhood that we can’t let go that easily. It’s something I do when I need to re-find my love for reading. Go back and read what I loved, and discover that magic again. To be really honest, I don’t quite remember reading this book then, so it was almost like a new experience reading it now. And it was fun. Continue reading “Book Review: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll”

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Book Review: The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett

How wonderful it is to go into a book, fall into its world and come out with a smile. Especially when it is a children’s book, the trip through its many pages feel more refreshing, for with it, at times, we go back to our own childhoods, feeling the nostalgia, sharing the smiles and reliving the mischiefs and tantrums of the characters. That feeling is unlike any other, a little depressing but mostly exhilarating. An age-old classic, The Secret Garden, took me back these last two days, and I’m delighted for that. Such books are evergreen. Continue reading “Book Review: The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett”

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Book Review: The Time Machine, by H G Wells

How often have I wished there was a time machine, to either go back to the past and change some things, even though it would change the present and the future, or to travel into the future and see the world that lies ahead for me. The notion of time travel has always been intriguing, to say the least, pushed on by science fictions and also, to an extent, cartoons. This book is, perhaps, one of, if not the most popular of science fiction novels that explore that notion of time travel. To dive into this book was to travel with the Time Traveler far into the future, 800000 years on, to see how the world has changed and if it is for the better. Continue reading “Book Review: The Time Machine, by H G Wells”

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Book Review: The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Once in a while, a book comes along that, after you read and close the book, leaves you with a sense of loss. Not every book does that, though the feeling is that it does. I’m not a big fan of love stories when it comes to books, but that is perhaps down to having read very few good ones. The Great Gatsby is a tale that has rekindled a hope that there are love stories that do not require mush, or an overt, public display of love. They hold my attention with how the love is expressed, how long it lasts, and how beautiful it feels to read it. Continue reading “Book Review: The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald”