So I‘m in between a pick and so-so just because it was soooo wordy and long. The story was great and the characters were memorable but just too long. 3.5 🌟 for this one.
Many thanks to @DebinHawaii for bringing book blends spices to my attention. My bookish coworker and I had a great time “relishing” the puns! It turns out there‘s a new local indie bookstore that sells them, so I got stocking stuffers for my Austen-loving sister and my chili-loving brother-in-law. I bet these would make a great #holidaysnack (or anytime snack) sprinkled on popcorn. #hollyjollyreading
It was the best of times, what triggered you to do the kitchen ceiling
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📒 A Tale of Two Cities has been on my Tbr for quite a while now.
📒 The Lord of the Rings
📒 No idea, but it's a lot.
📒 The Magic Treehouse Fact Tracker Leprechauns and Irish Folklore, I enjoyed it and gave it a 4.
📒 I tag anyone who hasn't done this yet!
🎧 I first became aware of Anton Lesser when he narrated Philip Pullman‘s Sally Lockhart series but I‘m guessing most Americans‘ first look at him was as Qyburn in the Game of Thrones series. The RSC actor lends his talents to the audiobook edition of ‘A Tale of Two Cities‘ and while I don‘t think this is his best performance, second-best from him is still leagues ahead of next best!
🎧 There are some great narrator choices when it comes to the audiobook editions of this Classic British novel: Simon Vance, Simon Prebble, Gildart Jackson... but when I saw that Anton Lesser had narrated one of the unabridged versions, my decision was made 🙂❤️
like the present period, that some of its nosiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way-in short, the period was so far ❤️
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Book #29: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." This is perhaps the most memorable opening to a novel in the history of literature (except perhaps Moby Dick), but it is also a novel that seems to have faded from my memory over time. I have found Dickens himself becomes a bit drab to read. He likes to pull his punches in his...
This is totally me with A Tale Of Two Cities! it‘s just sitting in my DNF list staring me down. 😂😂 I‘ll have to give it another shot one of these days.
I‘m certainly glad that this wasn‘t my first Dickens... if it had been, I might not have read any more. Very dry and long, and nothing really happens until the end. It became super evident how it was going to end, but still took ages to get there. Honestly, Sydney Carton and Miss Pross (and their badass-ness) tipped this from a pan to a so-so for me.
I love the 5 others Dickens books I have read so much more. 🤷🏻♀️
Really enjoyed this book, enhanced by reading it over a couple of days in a quiet seaside cottage on holiday. Dickens sets the chaotic and bloodthirsty scene of Paris during the revolution in such a way as to make you fear for the heroes and heroines of the book. Builds nicely to a frantic page-turning climax.
Continuing my mission to read all of the Dickens novels, this month with A Tale of Two Cities on @SerialReader
So far, this one isn‘t grabbing me like the others have, but I do enjoy his humor, as usual. 😃
I think I will go ahead and @ you, @Trashcanman since I know how much you loooooove Dickens. 😂
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us...”
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Dry and boring all.... the.... way .... through 😩
Why is this one of his most famous novels?
Happy Birthday, Charles Dickens! A Tale of Two Cities is my favorite Dickens, excluding A Christmas Carol which I put in a different category it being a short story. As a Freshman in HS, it was my first exposure to, other than a Christmas Carol, Dickens and while skeptical at first I could not put the book down by the end and it has remained a favorite since.
Definitely my favourite dickens novel by a long way which unfortunately isn‘t saying much... I really dislike dickens! This one had some nice dramatic moments and some of the characters felt more realistic than his other ones (but far from all... looking at you Lucie and the weird angry man not letting his wife be quiet). I got quite caught up in it around the middle third
Ticking off a classic I‘ve never read before for #1001books
I‘ll be honest I‘ve struggled with Dickens a lot in my life. There have been a lot that I haven‘t enjoyed and I associate it with being forced to read it because he‘s a ‘great writer‘. I‘m hoping I can enjoy this one on my on terms in my own time a bit more, I guess we‘ll see
Just finished this and i loved every minute of it. This was one of the first Dickens I had read but I will certainly be reading more. His characters, his use of language and his setting of the scene is just beautifully done and he really pulls you into the story. stunning read, highly recommend!!!
I finished this with the help of the Danish audio edition, but neither format made this a great reading experience. It might be my lack of focus or it might just be the story. But it was only in the third part of the book I actually started to care about the characters. But one character ended up being a real #UnderdogHero, but I won‘t say which so I don‘t spoil it for other readers. It was a sweet twist, though 👍
With an opening sentence like the one above, you know you are in for quite a read 👌
As if Mondays weren‘t hard enough, I decided to tackle some Dickens. I have only read Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol, but really liked both of them, so hopefully I‘ll feel the same about this 🤞
Well, I usually love the classics but this one was definitely NOT my cup of tea. However it‘s still very well written and if you like classic literature then please give this one a try. That being said do you have any book recommendations fellow Littens?
I remember this being a slow start the last time I tried to read it. It's my first Serial Reader book so I'm hopeful I can make it through this time.
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