Category Archives: Great Expectations

What I am Blogging To Today

Do you want to know what I listen to when I am blogging?  Here you go!

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Jumping For Joy

  I have finally finished Great Expectations.  While the book was, at times, hard to get through, I am really glad I kept plugging along.  Pip is a fantastic character that you can truly see grow throughout the book.  I love the twists and turns in this book, although some were fairly obvious.  Some led …

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Mother Nature is Such a Drama Queen

There are a couple of things that you must know about how I read these classic books.  I go to the quiet and solitude of my room, get as comfortable as humanly possible, and read with a journal and pen next to me.  That way if something strikes me worth writing about, I do it …

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The Duality of Magwitch

  First, I just have to say that Magwitch makes me hungry.  I read his name and think “Sloppy Joes, now there’s a good idea”.  However, I will attempt to get serious here for a moment.  There is a duality to this character that I adore.  He’s gross, to say the least, but you really …

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I Knew It

  I knew it, I knew it, I knew it.  I have read ahead, just trying to get this book completed and I knew it was him.  All along, I just had this feeling that he was repaying Pip for the service.  I knew that Miss Havisham never would have spent her money on a …

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I Figured Out Why I Really Dislike Pip

  My son is well aware that of all the things he can do to get in the most trouble, whining would be it.  It gets him absolutely nowhere with me and instead gets him in a world of trouble.  I just can’t take it.  It makes my skin crawl every single time I hear …

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A Gentleman’s Folley

The abuse Joe suffers in this book should be a crime. It’s just awful. Pip treats him like dirt at every single turn and yet Joe remains. Is that a parent’s virtue? Do we hang on even when our children are terrible to us? Of course. There’s no doubt that Joe has a paternal feeling …

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We Are Half Way There

  We’re just a little over half way through Great Expectations.  I have to say that I will not be sorry when this book is done.  It just seems to have dragged on and I apologize to you, my readers, for it going on so long.  I now know that if a book is longer …

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New Book Release About Victorian Era

  In this exploration of murder in the nineteenth century, Judith Flanders explores some of the most gripping cases that fascinated the Victorians and gave rise to the first detective fiction Murder in the nineteenth century was rare. But murder as sensation and entertainment became ubiquitous–transformed into novels, into broadsides and ballads, into theatre and …

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Great Expectations Movie

  I attempted to watch the 1946 version of Great Expectations last week and fell asleep half way through it.  Now I saw this trailer and I believe I must find this movie and watch it.  It has Helena, it has to be good!  Has anyone seen this?  Please rate it!

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