Category: 2012 Challenges

Review: Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell Final Verdict: 3.25 out of 4.0 YTD: 21 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Cranford tells the tale of an oft-overlooked portion of Victorian population, the middle class.  Many novels of the Victorian era focus exclusively on the… Continue Reading “Review: Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell”

Don’t Miss It Monday!

Hi, Folks! I’m not typically one for monthly or weekly “recap” posts, but there is SO MUCH happening at RBR.net this month and this summer, that I thought it would be a good idea to put it all together in one post and remind everyone… Continue Reading “Don’t Miss It Monday!”

Review: Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo

Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 17 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.) Count Frollo, Quasimodo, and Esmeralda are quite possibly the most twisted, most bizarre, and most unexpected love-triangle in literary… Continue Reading “Review: Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo”

Review: The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart

The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart Final Verdict: 3.25 out of 4.0 YTD: 14  Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. The Last Enchantment is the third book in Mary Stewart’s Merlin trilogy (which later became the Arthurian Saga, with the inclusion of… Continue Reading “Review: The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart”

Review: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

 Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 13 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Diana Wynne Jones’s Howls Moving Castle came about when a young boy asked the author to write a story about a castle… Continue Reading “Review: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones”