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Now Reading: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - A Study in Scarlet (If I can find it)




***** Bram Stoker - Dracula

**** Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice

*** Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days

*** H. G. Wells - The Time Machine

*** H. G. Wells - The Invisible Man

** Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray

** Mary Shelley - Frankenstein



TBR Pile: (Books I already own but still haven't read - shame on me)


Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo

Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights

Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre

Geoffrey Chaucer - The Canterbury Tales

George Orwell - 1984 (Yes I'm smuggling this one in here since it's the only modern classic I own)


Wishlist: (Books I might want to buy or borrow from the library)


The Epic of Gilgamesh

Robert Louis Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Wilkie Collins - Moonstone

Miguel de Cervantes - Don Quixote

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - A Study in Scarlet

Robert W. Chambers - The King in Yellow

Joseph Bédier - Tristan and Iseult

Suetonius - The Twelve Caesars

Wilkie Collins - The Woman in White

Virgil - The Aeneid

Mark Twain - The Innocents Abroad

Anthony Trollope - The Way We Live Now

Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina

Homer - The Odyssey

Homer - Iliad

Thomas Malory - Le Morte d'Arthur

Thomas More - Utopia

John Milton - Paradise Lost

Alexandre Dumas - The Black Tulip

St. Augustine - Confessions

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I just finished reading Frankenstein (by Mary Shelley) **

It was an okay book, but it wasn't nearly as scary as I was led to believe ;b. In fact, for me this wasn't horror at all.

To begin with I didn't really know much about the storyline so I'm glad I read it if only to know what it is exactly that's written in the book. As I understand it many of the movies get it quite wrong.

I was also quite surprised to find myself liking the monster a lot more than his creator, and I'm not sure that was intended. :D

Let's just say I really liked the idea of the book, but I was fairly disappointed at the way it was executed. The language is flowery; the characters weren't very believable; the women were weak, flat characters, the 'hero' was chauvinistic, annoying and stupid, and I actually wanted to slap some sense into him at the end.

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