Promo for a Read-A-Long

Do you enjoy to discuss books? Especially "Little Women"? Or do you only want someone else to laugh about Alcotts subtly humour? Or want to see if someone else get the hints against the social norm of that time? Then check this out!

I host a Read-a-long in littlewomen_fic which you can find here...


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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde/All Chapters/Thoughts from anon


I read this book (actually, listened to an audio recording) 4-5 years ago. The post below contains my thoughts at the time.

This is another of those classics that I've been aware of for as long as I can remember, but had never actually read. Thanks to David Barnes at LibriVox, I listened to a recording of it yesterday and really liked it. It was one of those books where I knew the ending, but the journey was fascinating. Some people might call Stevenson verbose (he used quite a few words to describe rather simple things), but I loved the language. It's not a very long story, and probably could have been told in even fewer words, but I liked all the "ten cent" words that were thrown in. I found that I could really picture the characters and scenes and I like that. Of course, as a scientist, I thought the entire premise was bunk, but that didn't stop me from thinking about the duality of man and some of the other issues raised. In short, I recommend this and if you read it, you'll completely understand why Jekyll/Hyde has become synonymous with split personalities.

Colonel Brandon

September runoff poll

No clear winner, so here's a runoff. I'll leave it open until Wednesday night, when I'll announce the winner.

Poll #1774122 September 2011 runoff poll
This poll is closed.

What book would you like to read in September 2011?

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
4(66.7%)
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
2(33.3%)

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