Memorable Writing: Far From the Madding Crowd

Not long ago I posted my review of Hardy's masterpiece (and the 2015 movie adaptation), so I will not bore you with repetitions about my opinion and what I liked and what I did not like, yada yada yada. This post is just a collection of excerpts that impressed me with writing style and at times surprised …

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3 Days, 3 Quotes

I was tagged by the wonderful Giovanna at Book Hag to do the “3 Days, 3 Quotes” Challenge,and so I shall! Game on, and thank you, Giovanna, for thinking of this fellow bookish nerd here. Rules: 1. Thank the person who nominated you. 2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day). 3. …

Memorable Writing: Endless Love

                    I am completely and utterly fascinated by Scott Spencer's celebrated coming-of-age novel Endless Love (which has very little to do with the movie with Alex Pettyfer, by the way). Sincere and intense, the book is hard to put down. The writing won me over from the start - the narrative …