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text 2017-08-03 12:00
3rd August 2017
Omnibus: Four Complete Novels: Great Expectations / Hard Times / A Christmas Carol / A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. 

 

Charles Dickens

 

August 3, 1861: The last installment of Great Expectations was published 156 years ago today. When Charles Dickens first came up with the premise for the novel, he referred to it as "a very fine, new and grotesque idea."

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review 2017-04-16 05:33
Patience
Managing Expectations - Peter Styles

Wynn has been with Holden for a decade, and he puts up with quite a bit to be able to be with him.  Holden has a very public job, and Wynn must stay private.  This is a tricky subject for them.

 

Along comes some surprises, that were not what Wynn signed up for.  He meets someone new that he is attracted to, and then begins the actual love triangle.  This is where Wynn must choose what is really right for him and his future.

 

This story was a challenge for me.  You get to where you root for the couple and then the surprises kick in and it all goes - boom!  In this book we have many outside factors, and it made the story both fun and frustrating.  Always love this author's stories, though.  Keeps me entertained.  I give this book a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book.

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review 2017-02-09 16:58
Welles and Dickens
Bleak Expectations: The Complete Second Series - Mark Evans

Wonderfully quirky. If you love (or even hate) Dickens this is really worth listening to. From the truth about pregnancy (at least for some politicians) to what those Martians really looked like, this is a fun ride.

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text 2017-02-01 17:16
My January 2017
Sense and Sensibility - Manga - Jane Austen
Nur drei Worte - Becky Albertalli,Ingo Herzke
Manga Classics: Great Expectations - Morpheus Studios,Nokman Poon,Charles Dickens,Crystal Chan
Quidditch im Wandel der Zeiten - J.K. Rowling,Klaus Fritz
Forget Me Always - Sara Wolf
Manga Classics: Sense and Sensibility - 5 stars
Nur drei Worte - 5 stars
Manga Classics: Great Expectations - 3 stars
Quidditch im Wandel der Zeiten - 4 stars
Forget Me Always - 2.5 stars

 

Favorite book(s) of the month: Manga Classics: Sense and Sensibility, Nur drei Worte

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet: Thief of Lies, Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice

 

5 books. Not that bad. I was hoping for more but you can't always get what you want. I'm still very proud. Also 4 of these books were ARC's I got through NetGalley, since I wanna catch up on my books there, I'm happy that I got quite a few off the list.

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review 2017-01-16 13:24
Manga Classics: Great Expectations!!!
Manga Classics: Great Expectations - Morpheus Studios,Nokman Poon,Charles Dickens,Crystal Chan

First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.

I'm going to start with saying once again, how much I love these Manga Classics. Seriously. If you want to read a classic but you are scared of them, try these Manga Classics. They are such a fun and easy way to dive into these stories (and they probably, most of the time, make you wanna pick up the original story).

This one wasn't for me. Towards the end I really got into the story and the journey the main character Pip went through and how much he grew. But overall, the whole story didn't work for me. I have to admit that I even forgot about the book for a bit until I saw it on my currently reading shelve on goodreads and on booklikes and remembered, oh right, I'm still reading that.

Like always, the art work was amazing.

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