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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…

Top Ten Books You’d Like To See Made Into Movies

Generally, I don’t like book-to-movie adaptations because I tend to be a purist—I don’t care if novels don’t read like  movie scripts, don’t change anything. I realize this isn’t usually possible, so I just try to avoid movie adaptations of books. But these are the ten that I’d like to see as movies—if, of course,…

Top Ten All Time Favorite Characters in Books

Here is a small sampling of my favorite characters of all time. There’s just no way I could narrow it down to only ten, so take these with a grain of salt. 1. Elinor Dashwood – Sense and Sensibility. This is probably pretty narcissistic of me, but I like Elinor because she’s basically me. As…