The Island of Dr. Moreau, H.G. Wells (1896)

My Edition: Title: The Island of Dr. Moreau Author: H.G. Wells Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC, Kindle Edition Device: Kindle Fire Year: 1896 Pages: 114 For a plot summary These creatures you have seen are animals carven and wrought into new shapes. To that, to the study of the plasticity of living forms, my life …

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The Time Machine, H. G. Wells (1895)

My Edition: Title: The Time Machine Author: H. G. Wells Publisher: Penguin Classics Device: Paper book Year: 1895 Pages: 104 For a plot summary It is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change….There is no intelligence where there is no change and no need of change.[i] The Time …

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What I am Reading in March (and it’s not what I thought)!

Two things happened over the last week that completely derailed my carefully planned out reading life for the next several months: I wrote up my review of L. M. Montgomery’s The Blue Castle, and had to admit the pull of images and text from my reading of The War of the Worlds has not and …

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The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells (1898)

My Edition: Title: War of the Worlds Author: H.G. Wells Publisher: Tor Year: 1988, text of the original 1898 edition Pages: 204 Synopsis: Goodreads No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as moral …

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Of Gone with the Wind and War of the Worlds

Well, the Classics Club has spoken, er chosen, the magic Spin number of 19 and I will not be reading Gone with the Wind this time around...or will I? More on that below 🙂 No, 19 corresponds to a book in my 'dreading to read/feel obligated to read section, which means I will be reading …

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