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What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew by Daniel Pool
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So...apparently I've been reading this book since November of last year. Yeah. But I would read a bit of it, then set it aside for a couple of weeks (or months), then pick it up again. Though the information in this book is interesting, it's not presented in a very engaging way, which is probably why it took me so long to read it.

I did learn some things and have some of my questions answered. Parts of it were so dull and boring that I skimmed, but others were good: the Private World and the Grim World were the most interesting sections to me. I skimmed through the glossary's not the sort of thing you read straight through, but I'm sure I'll refer back to it while reading classics.

Also, be warned that the author quite often spoils plot points of classics in this book!

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Reading Progress

November 11, 2012 – Shelved
November 6, 2013 – Started Reading
November 6, 2013 – Shelved as: books-i-own
January 20, 2014 –
page 85
June 6, 2014 –
page 139
June 6, 2014 –
page 139
August 19, 2014 –
page 197
August 25, 2014 – Finished Reading

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