Les Misérables

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo My rating: 3 of 5 stars How can anyone give just three stars to a classic like Les Misérables? When it takes an avid reader almost six weeks to slog through it. Yes, I love the story! Who doesn’t? But the writing is not only old-world writing, it’s positively sloggy.Continue reading “Les Misérables”

Silas Marner

Silas Marner by George Eliot My rating: 3 of 5 stars A few weeks ago, I saw a copy of “Silas Marner” on the shelf in a used bookstore for $2.00. I hadn’t read it since high school when I wasn’t particularly thrilled with it. But … I wanted to read it again. And IContinue reading “Silas Marner”