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Top Ten Jerks in Literature

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie, so I chose one of the past topics that I’m pretty sure I’ve never done. It’s pretty easy to think of jerks in books—what will be harder is deciding who are truly the worst!

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A Poll for Stephen King Fans

As you guys know, I am a huge, HUGE fan of Stephen King, and one of my favorite novels of his is It. My mom, who has also read a lot of King, haaaaates both It and The Stand, for some reason that I’ve never really gotten her to explain much further than “the endings were stupid.” Thus, this…

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Most Frustrating Characters EVER

1. Mrs. Norris – Mansfield Park, Jane Austen. Mrs. Norris must be one of the most flat-out evil characters in all of literature—but not in a Count Dracula or Pennywise kind of evil. The petty, mean, horrible-person-but-totally-human kind of evil that Jane Austen so excels at writing. Every time she opens her mouth I want…


Top Ten Favorite Quotes From Books

1. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice This is a fantastic quotation because it sets the tone for Austen’s tongue-in-cheek style and characterization—of Mrs. Bennet especially. You just KNOW that that’s exactly…

It – Stephen King

It, like The Shining, was one of my first Stephen King novels. This one, however, I read despite the warnings of my mother, who said it was “a stupid book.” But I was curious, and at that point in my life I loved big, thick books (this one is over 1,000 pages)—so I read it…