• FrankenFest
    Events

    #Frankenfest – Week 4

    WELCOME TO WEEK FOUR! (Monday, 22nd – Sunday, 28th) Well, this is it guys…the end is nye! What is everyone thinking so far? –Chapters 8, 9 & 10– Justine confesses to the crime, believing that she will thereby gain salvation, but tells Elizabeth and Victor that she is innocent—and miserable. They remain convinced of her innocence, but Justine is soon executed. Victor becomes consumed with guilt, knowing that the monster he created and the cloak of secrecy within which the creation took place have now caused the deaths of two members of his family. After Justine’s execution, Victor becomes increasingly melancholy. He considers suicide but restrains himself by thinking of…

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    #FrankenFest – Week 3

    WELCOME TO WEEK THREE! (Monday, 15th – Sunday, 21st) Well, we’ve finished the first several chapters, what are you thinking so far? –Chapters 1 & 2– The stranger, who the reader soon learns is Victor Frankenstein, begins his narration. He starts with his family background, birth, and early childhood, telling Walton about his father, Alphonse, and his mother, Caroline. Alphonse became Caroline’s protector when her father, Alphonse’s longtime friend Beaufort, died in poverty. They married two years later, and Victor was born soon after. Frankenstein then describes how his childhood companion, Elizabeth Lavenza, entered his family. At this point in the narrative, the original (1818) and revised (1831) versions of…

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    #FrankenFest – Week Two

    WELCOME TO WEEK TWO! (Monday, 8th – Sunday, 14th) Well, what did you think about the first few sections of Frankenstein? I found it vary interesting to get to know a bit about the characters and background…but I must admit… I am ready to meet the Monster and learn his story! –Preface– Frankenstein opens with a preface, signed by Mary Shelley but commonly supposed to have been written by her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley. It states that the novel was begun during a summer vacation in the Swiss Alps, when unseasonably rainy weather and nights spent reading German ghost stories inspired the author and her literary companions to engage in…

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    #FrankenFest – Week One

    WELCOME TO WEEK ONE! (Monday, 1st – Sunday, 7th) So glad you made it! I’m so excited to host this event. I’ve been wanting to read Frankenstein for so long. I slightly sort of know about the story but not really! So let’s change that! PREFACE & LETTERS 1-4 This week we will start at the beginning with the preface and letters. After reading, feel free to writing your thoughts in the comments below or waiting until next week when I will publish a summary and my own thoughts. At the end of the book, I will publish some discussion questions. –Download The Book– Loyal Books – download the audiobook…

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    #FrankenFest is Upon Us!

    Hello all! How’s your Autumn coming along? Today’s post will be all about Frankenstein & FrankenFest. If you haven’t heard yet, I will be hosting a month long Readalong/Tribute to Frankenstein in October. I haven’t read the book before and barely know the story, so I’m super excited to get into this event. So let’s get specific:

  • Reading Projects
    Projects

    Historical Mystery Reading List

    Mystery have been my favorite genre for as long as I remember & recently I’ve been really getting in classics books. The only problem is that most of the older books are soo hard to read because of the language and how things were said at that time. I really do like the older times though, so I decided to make myself a big list of historic mysteries! I have just randomly found these series to make this project, so I will discover these authors and stories as I get to them.

  • Feature Friday
    Memes

    The Beginnings of Pride and Prejudice

    Every Friday Rose City Reader hosts Book Beginnings. The goals of this meme is to share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading. I think this is a great way to introduce a new book to our blog readers. This week I will be doing one of my current reads.

  • Moby Dick Discussion
    Discussions

    Mody Dick Discussion

    I recently read Moby Dick and couldn’t wait to post my Moby Dick Discussion! Totally LOVED IT! I’ve been wanted to do a discussion post for weeks…but haven’t really figured out the right questions to ask. But recently I can across a reading guide to Moby Dick as well as the book A Lifetime’s Reading and they both gave me a lot of inspiration! If you have read Moby Dick yet, you might want to skip this post…it will def be spoilery!

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    High School Reading List Challenge

    I came across this high school reading list at work (I work at the local library) and was so intrigued. Then I noticed that I personally have only read a handful of these books…appalling! So now I’m on a mission to read them all….you know, eventually. Thus is born a new reading challenge!