Tag: classic literature

Unpopular Opinion: Why The Silmarillion is the Best of Tolkien

Show Notes for Bonus Episode 1.5 Check out the free version of the episode below: To get access to full-length bonus episodes, head over to our Patreon. Quick links from the episode: First thoughts: This book is very much like the book of Genesis, and this was a conscious effort on the part of Tolkien. […]

The Great Schism: Jennifer and Paige Clash Over Jane Eyre

Show Notes for Episode 1.18 Check out the episode below! I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself. Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre Quick Links from the Episode For more information on the Bronte family, check out this truly extensive Wikipedia article. This […]

Paige’s Favorite Book: Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina

Quick Links from the Episode Folio Facts: The smell of old books is known as bibliosmia and is caused by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released by the materials of the book. Scientists can now measure the state of preservation of a book by testing this smell using chromatography and spectroscopy. BBE Bookstore: Jennifer presented Sapiens, […]

The Greatest Story of Revenge: Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo

Show Notes for Episode 2.2 This week, Jennifer presented her first Books We Love pick: Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo. This book is actually one of the books Jennifer has loved the longest. She first picked up this little number around the age of ten and loved it immediately. However, it has been […]