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Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
really liked it
To be honest, I was fascinating by 18th century European navies when I was a high school student. I found the idea of man-of-wars and frigates hitting ...more
Feb 17, 2014
Feb 10, 2014
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide, #2)
liked it
I have continued my revisit of one of my favorite book series that I devoured when I was in high school. An older (and hopefully wiser) me can now app ...more
Apr 30, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
Hornblower During the Crisis
really liked it
It was a bit sad to get to the end of this book so quickly. As I was approaching the last pages of the book, I thought that C.S. Forester was setting ...more
Jul 13, 2014
Jul 12, 2014
Detection by Gaslight: 14 Victorian Detective Stories (Unabridged)
liked it
Having never read any Sherlock Holmes before, I was able to receive a nice introduction to the world of Victorian Detective stories. This collection g ...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 21, 2011
The Picture of Dorian Gray
it was ok
I was recommended this book by no less than three coworkers on the premise that it is a classic and a favorite. I’d have to say that my expectations w ...more
Feb 2011
Aug 02, 2012
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #4)
liked it
My likes and dislikes for book four of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series are extremely similar to those of the first three book. As per usua ...more
Jun 29, 2014
Jun 28, 2014
New Arabian Nights
liked it
I am not exactly sure why the winter of 2011 ended up being the winter of Victorian Age Literature for me, but it was a new experience for me. The les ...more
Feb 13, 2011
Feb 05, 2011
Life, the Universe and Everything (Hitchhiker's Guide, #3)
liked it
There are definitely some funny jokes and ideas in this book, especially relating to British Cricket being the deadliest tragedy in galactic history. ...more
May 31, 2014
Jun 03, 2014
Hornblower and the Atropos
really liked it
It's been a long while since I've read a Hornblower book. The archaic language and technical early 19th century naval terminology adds lots of flavor ...more
Nov 26, 2015
Nov 19, 2015
David Copperfield
really liked it
Charles Dickens before now had been an author I knew very little about. My only knowledge of him included "Please sir, may I have some more?" and 19th ...more
Mar 02, 2017
Jan 25, 2017
A Study in Scarlet
really liked it
In the past, I was a bit hesitant to read any of the Sherlock Holmes series. I have read a bit of Victorian English stories and found the writing styl ...more
May 11, 2015
Apr 27, 2015
The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3)
liked it
I have to say that Boromir is my favorite character from the books (not the movies). This viewpoint comes from a literary perspective in which Boromir ...more
Dec 04, 2012
Jul 29, 2012
Hamlet (No Fear Shakespeare)
liked it
Hooray! I finally did it! I read a play by the epic writer himself, Shakespeare. First off, I would not have been able to have done this by myself wit ...more
Jul 08, 2011
Jun 22, 2011
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
liked it
This was one of my favorite books in late middle school and early high school. At the time, this wacky sense of humor was completely novel to me and I ...more
not set
not set
Apr 18, 2014
not set
Jan 20, 2011
Pride and Prejudice
liked it
I do most of my reading on the subway during my commute to work. Almost all of the time my attention is focused on the book until I get to my stop. A ...more
May 02, 2012
Mar 01, 2012
really liked it
1984 was one of those books that most Americans had to read in high school because it is a classic. Getting older, I can't remember if it was a book t ...more
Mar 22, 2014
Jan 20, 2011
Treasure Island
liked it
Treasure Island and Long John Silver are household names, yet I never really knew what this book was about except for the general concept of pirates. ...more
Oct 12, 2015
Oct 09, 2015
Brave New World
really liked it
not set
Jan 20, 2011