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Lora's Rants and Reviews

My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing. I DO NOT accept review requests but only review books I choose to read and I don't post reviews on Amazon. I'm also persnickity about genre and plot.

Currently reading

Her Name Was Rose
Claire Allan
A Grand Old Time
Judy Leigh
Progress: 28%
Fire Court
Andrew Taylor
Progress: 4%
The City of Brass
Suman Chakraborty
The Illumination of Ursula Flight
Anna-Marie Crowhurst
Progress: 44%
Unnatural Creatures
Maria Dahvana Headley, Neil Gaiman
Progress: 55%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 64%

The classics booktag

So, why not? Saw this and jumping in:


1. An overhyped classic you really didn't like:

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Tried it, wasn't impressed, put it on the reject pile with all the half-baked indies that I couldn't bother to continue.

2. Favorite time period to read about:

In Classics, usually anywhere in the 17th-19th century range, though I'm quite happy to go further afield.

3. Favorite fairy-tale:

Sleeping Beauty.

4. What is the most embarrassed classic you haven't read yet:

I don't get embarrassed by what I read or don't read, but Dracula by bram Stoker wins the "Why have I never read this?" award.

5. Top 5 classics you would like to read (soon):


The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Don Quixote


Alice's Adventures Underground

6. Favorite modern book/series based on a classic:

Rumpled by Lacie Louwagie


7. Favorite movie version/tv-series based on a classic:

Alastair Sim version of A Christmas Carol


8. Worst classic to movie adaptation: 

I don't go to see bad movies, but the remake of Lord of the Flies is a mutant bastard child that should have been aborted at conception.


9. Favorite edition(s) you'd like to collect more classics from:

I used to have a complete set of the works of Dickens that was covered in dark green kidskin with gold lettering. Need I say more?



10. An underhyped classic you'd recommend to everyone:

I read the first few pages of Hunchback of Noter Dame when I was reading samples and oh my gods but the writing is beautiful! Can't wait to read the rest of the book!


So, I tag;



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