Mr. Jones runs---in the loosest sense---Manor Farm. Too bad he's a drunk who mistreats his animals. One night, Jones gets so drunk he forgets to feed the animals that day, and is so hungover the next he neglects them again. This is the final straw. The animals start an uprising and overthrow Jones, running him off his . . .
In his late twenties, Nick Carroway moves to West Egg in New York and winds up neighbors with Jay Gatsby. When Gatsby discovers Nick is the cousin of Daisy Buchanan, Nick's boring summer quickly turns into a wild, dramatic ordeal of which Nick becomes stuck in the middle. Though the narrator, Nick isn’t ...
Hello, readers! Hope you're having a good week, and if not, at least it's half over! I'm doing something a little different today and I'm really excited about it! My friend Lucas over at All the Players approached me about reviewing George Orwell's classic 1984 as a featured post on my blog. I, of course, said yes, [...]
During an emergency evacuation, a plane crashes onto a deserted island. Many die and are swept out to sea, but a group of young, British boys have somehow survived the accident and are now stranded, alone, without grownups. The group ... Continue Reading
Scout and Jem Finch are the children of Atticus Finch, a lawyer in Maycomb, Alabama. They're well-off compared to some folks in town, but Atticus doesn't let that privilege go to his children's heads. With his wife long dead, he teaches them right from ... Continue reading
Like most bookworms, I found myself up late last night, saying to myself, "Just one more chapter, just one more chapter..." even though I was obviously lying to myself. How does one put down a book in the midst of reading it? I'm always reminded of a quote from Edgar Allan Poe on the importance [...]
Thirteen-year-old Jim Hawkins works at an inn that his parents own. When a shady seaman takes up residence in the inn, bad things start to happen, and Jim soon finds himself in the middle of a sticky situation. With a treasure map in hand ... Continue Reading
The Synopsis Down in New Orleans, Stella's life isn't so bad. Her lifestyle has significantly changed, but at least she's got her Stanley. Then her older sister Blanche shows up on her doorstep and things get complicated. Though Blanche isn't the nicest, Stella is still welcoming and happy to see her. Stanley has other ideas, though [...]
*Certain books are easier to review differently than in my usual format — this is one of them. Everyone knows the story of Little Red Riding Hood -- over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house she goes...but what she discovers is much worse than simply her bedridden grandmother. The wolf has devoured the [...]