Major Works Data Sheet – The Importance of Being Earnest

Title: The Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde

Date of Publication: 1898, First Performed 1895

Genre: Satire, Comedy of Manners


Biographical information about the author (for my knowledge only, but very helpful):

Author, playwright and poet Oscar Wilde was a popular literary figure in late Victorian England, known for his brilliant wit, flamboyant style and infamous imprisonment for homosexuality. Known for satirical and comedic writing. His lover’s father had him tried for “indecency” for being homosexual. He died two years after leaving prison with a broken spirit, broke, of cerebral meningitis. He was a proponent of aestheticism and thought art should be made for art’s sake.


Information about the literary period (for my knowledge only, but very helpful):

Victorian period, responsibility to society and moral values were extremely important. Etiquette and proper behavior were key, and they would often avoid using words with sexual connotations. During the time period, prosperity flourished and the Victorians were self-assured and self confident. People started to question Christianity, moving towards more scientific thinking. In households, males were the dominant authority and women were to be submissive. However; unmarried women had more power than married women.


Plot summary:

The play begins in the city, when Jack stops by Algernon’s place and is questioned about a cigar case that is found by Algernon with an inscription written on the inside addressed to Jack from a woman named Cecily. Algernon is baffled by this since Jack is completely infatuated by Algernon’s cousin, Gwendolen. This is where Jack’s identity is discovered, and where Jack learns about Bunburying. Algernon’s aunt, Lady Bracknell, and his cousin, Gwendolen, stop by for a visit and Jack reveals the real reason why he stopped by for a visit. Jack and Gwendolen find themselves alone, and Jack proposes to her. Lady Bracknell forbids the marriage because Jack

does not know his parents. Jack decides to kill of his Bunbury Ernest because he is becoming troublesome to him. He goes back to his home in the country, however, to his surprise, Ernest is already waiting for him at home. Algernon claims to be Jacks brother Ernest and has fallen desperately in love with Jacks charge, Cecily. But just like the good father figure he is, Jack refuses to allow his charges marriage. The situation deteriorates when Gwendolen arrives looking for her fiance, Ernest. The two infatuated girls icily argue over who has the proper claim to their lover, who they believe to be the same Ernest. The two Ernest’s arrive near the end of the argument, where Gwendolen and Cecily quickly realize that they have been deceived: each man has falsely claimed to be Ernest to suit their Bunburyist purpose. The men explain that they used their false names to meet their women. Though Cecily and Gwendolen forgive the men’s treachery, they are reluctant to marry men of such ordinary names. Jack and Algernon explain that they have made appointments to be christened Ernest, and all is forgiven. Lady Bracknell shows up, and forbids the two weddings until she learns Jack’s noble heritage, and the wealth Cecily would bring to her struggling nephew, Algernon. Jack learns that he is Algernon’s older brother, and that in fact his given name is Ernest. Jack learns his identity, and the the love interests finally come together.


Memorable quotations significant to meaning:

  1. “The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.”
  2. “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.”
  3. “Really, if the lower orders don’t set us a good example, what on earth is the use of them? They seem, as a class, to have absolutely no sense of moral responsibility.”
  4. “I hate people who are not serious about meals. It is so shallow of them.”
  5. “I really don’t see anything romantic in proposing. It is very romantic to be in love. But there is nothing romantic about a definite proposal. Why, one may be accepted. One usually is, I believe. Then the excitement is all over. The very essence of romance is uncertainty. If ever I get married, I’ll certainly try to forget the fact.”
  6. “In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing.”
  7. “I never change, except in my affections.”
  8. “My dear fellow, the truth isn’t quite the sort of thing one tells to a nice, sweet, refined girl. What extraordinary ideas you have about the way to behave to a woman!”

Significance of opening scene:

In the opening scene, we first meet Algernon and Jack. We learn about their personalities, about Algernon’s flippant ridiculousness, and how Jack is pretending to be his fictional brother Earnest. We also learn about the concept of “Bunburying”, where someone creates a fictitious person or situation in order to avoid engagements or undertake merriment with little to no social or personal consequences. This theme will follow the protagonists throughout the play.


Significance of closing scene:

In the closing scene, we learn the truth about Jack (or really, Earnest’s) origins. We learn he is actually named Earnest and is the elder brother to Algernon. The end scene sees the happy resolution of many conflicts. Gwendolen and Jack are to be married, it appears so are Chasuble and Miss Prism, and Jack knows who his family is. No one has faced any consequence for their previous deceitful behavior, showing how Victorian Society concerned itself only with appearances and not actual deeds.

 


Characters

  1. Jack – Protagonist, Gwendolen’s suitor Deceitful, irritable, exasperated
  2. Algernon – Cecily’s suitor, Jack’s friend, pretends to be Ernest Flamboyant, flirtatious
  3. Gwendolyn – Algernon’s cousin, engaged to Jack
  4. Cecily – Engaged to Algernon, Jack’s ward, Delusional and superficial
  5. Lady Bracknell – Algernon’s aunt, Gwendolyn’s mother, Superficial, self-confident, society-focused

Setting:

Hertfordshire and London. London is the City in which Jack pretends to be Ernest, and where Lady Bracknell resides with Algernon and Gwendolen. The city is a symbol for high society, and those who live within it are portrayed as superficial and somewhat whimsical in their likes and actions. In the country is where Algernon pretends to be Ernest.


Symbols:

Food – Excess/Overindulgence
Tea Service – Societal conventions concealing other motives or attitudes Christening – Fluid nature of identity
Diaries – Fiction versus Reality


Themes for discussion:

The importance of Being Earnest, The importance of adhering to Society, Lies and deceit, Marriage, Respect and Reputation, Society and Class, Gender, Love.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Auto-Buy Scifi and Fantasy Authors

Top Five Wednesday is a book meme that Lainey started, and is now hosted by Sam at Thoughts on Tomes.
If you want to join in checkout the Goodreads page!


April 11: Auto-Buy Scifi and Fantasy Authors – Booktube SFF Awards Babble Crossover Topic!
— This month’s crossover topic is your auto-buy authors that write SFF.


Victoria Scwab

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Jay Kristoff

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Marissa Meyer

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Leigh Bardugo

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Andy Weir

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved but Will Never Re-Read

Top Ten Tuesdays are a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
As always this list is in no particular order.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


April 10: Books I Loved but Will Never Re-Read (submitted by Brandyn @ Goingforgoldilocks)


My Sister's Keeper

Peter and the Starcatchers (Peter and the Starcatchers, #1)

Esperanza Rising

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Wink Poppy Midnight

When We Collided

Review: When We Collided

Waking in Time

NetGalley Review: Waking In Time

It's Kind of a Funny Story

One of Us Is Lying

Netgalley Review: One of Us is Lying

Zenn Diagram

NetGalley Review: Zenn Diagram

Major Works – AP Lit Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Title: Pride and Prejudice

Author:  Jane Austen

Date of Publication: 1813

Genre: Comedy, Coming-of-Age, Literary Fiction


Biographical information about the author (for my knowledge only, but very helpful):

Jane Austen was born in Steventon, England, in 1775. Her father was the rector of the local parish and taught her largely at home. She began to write while in her. Pride and Prejudice was published in January 1813, two years after Sense and Sensibility, her first novel, and it achieved a popularity that has endured to this day. Austen published four more novels: Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. The last two were published in 1818, a year after her death. During Austen’s life, however, only her immediate family knew of her authorship of these novels. 19th century England was not a time in which notability as a female author was a good thing.


Information about the literary period (for my knowledge only, but very helpful):

Pride and Prejudice is from the Romantic Period of Literature. Romanticism is marked by imagination, intuition, individuality, idealism, and inspiration. Between 1797, when a young Jane Austen began work on what would become Pride and Prejudice, and 1813, when the novel was published, the French Revolution was fought, Marie Antoinette was guillotined and Napoleon rose to power and conquered most of Western Europe. Closer to Austen’s home, Great Britain combined with Ireland to become the United Kingdom. From the 16th well into the 19th century, respectable wealth in England was accumulated primarily through the ownership of land.


Plot summary:

The Bennet’s have five unmarried daughters—from oldest to youngest, Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia—and Mrs. Bennet is desperate to see them all married. A wealthy young man named Charles Bingley moves to the nearby manor Mansfield Park. Bingley is charmed by Jane Bennet, but his friend Darcy refuses to dance with Elizabeth and comes off as arrogant and obnoxious. Darcy begins to warm up to Elizabeth over several social gathering, while Bingley’s sister is upset at the attention he pays to Lizzie rather than her. Mr. Collins comes to visit, a distant cousin of the Bennet’s. The Bennet home is entailed to him upon Mr. Bennet’s death due to a lack of male heirs. Collins proposes to Lizzie, but she turns him down, much to her mother’s annoyance and father’s contentment. Mr. Collins marries Lizzie’s best friend Charlotte instead. The Bennet sisters meet militia officers who are staying in town, including George Wickham, who tells Lizzie that Darcy once cheated him out of his inheritance. Lizzie visits Charlotte and Mr. Collins at the home of his patron Catherine de Bourgh, who is Darcy’s aunt. Darcy proposes to Lizzie and she refuses, calling him arrogant and telling him off for warning Bingley off Jane and for what he did to Wickham. Darcy rights Elizabeth a letter, stating that his disagreement with Wickham is from the fact that the man tried to elope with his sister. Wickham elopes with Lydia, the youngest Bennet instead, bringing shame on the family as they live out of wedlock. He agrees to marry her if he is given an annual salary. Elizabeth learns that the source of the money, and of her family’s salvation, was none other than Darcy. Bingley proposes to Jane, and Darcy tells Elizabeth that his feelings for her have not changed. Elizabeth accepts Darcy’s proposal, and both girls are married.


Memorable quotations significant to meaning:

  1. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
  2. “She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me; and I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men. You had better return to your partner and enjoy her smiles, for you are wasting your time with me.”
  3. “In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
  4. Elizabeth was delighted. She had never seen a place where nature had done more, or where natural beauty had been so little counteracted by an awkward taste. They were all of them warm in her admiration; and at that moment she felt that to be mistress of Pemberley might be something!
  5. Elizabeth was much too embarrassed to say a word. After a short pause, her companion added, “You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject forever.” 

Significance of opening scene:

The opening scene is a conversation between Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, about the arrival of “a young man with large fortune” moving into Netherfield. Mrs. Bennet shares her intention to introduce their daughters, and have him marry one of them, which sets in motion the events of the entire novel.


Significance of closing scene:

            Elizabeth marries Darcy, making her mother extremely happy and Lady Catherine extremely vexed. Georgiana moves to Pemberly with Elizabeth and Darcy, and they retain on good terms with Lydia and Miss Bingley, though Wickham is not welcome. Lizzie and Darcy are on great terms with the Gardiners, and credit them with uniting them. The closing scene shows how everyone ends up, and shows the happiness of the main couple.


Characters

 Name / Role in the story and significance / Adjectives

  1. Elizabeth Bennet–  The protagonist. The second eldest daughter the Bennet’s, Elizabeth is the most intelligent and sensible of the five Bennet sisters. Her father’s favorite. She eventually falls in love with Darcy, despite being put off by his pride for much of the novel.
  2. Fitzwilliam Darcy–  A wealthy gentleman, the master of Pemberley, and the nephew of Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Darcy is intelligent and honest, and his excess of pride causes him to look down on others, which makes Lizzie hate him for much of the novel. After a while, his class-consciousness wanes and he learns to admire and love Elizabeth for her strong character.
  3. George Wickham–  A handsome, fortune-hunting militia officer. Wickham’s good looks and charm attract Elizabeth initially, but Darcy’s revelation about Wickham’s disreputable past clues her in to his true nature and simultaneously draws her closer to Darcy. He eventually is paid off by Darcy, after Wickham elopes with Lydia.
  4. Mr. Collins–  A pompous, idiotic clergyman who is entailed to inherit Mr. Bennet’s property, due to a lack of other male heirs. He takes great pains to let everyone and anyone know that Lady Catherine de Bourgh serves as his patroness. He is the worst combination of snobbish and obsequious. He proposes to Elzabeth, when she refuses him, he marries Charlotte.

5. Charles Bingley –  Darcy’s considerably wealthy best friend. Bingley’s purchase of Netherfield, an estate near the Bennet’s, begins the novel. He is easygoing in contrast with Darcy. He is blissfully uncaring about class differences. He marries Jane, the eldest Bennet.


Setting:

Netherfield Park, Rosings Park, and Pemberley. All in 19th century England.


Symbols:

PEMBERLEY – Pemberley, Darcy’s estate is a geographic symbol of the man who owns it. Elizabeth visits is enchanted by its beauty and charm, where later she will feel the same about the Darcy himself. In contrast, she hates the home of Mr. Collins, it feels too impersonal and lavish for sake of lavishness to her, just as she does not like Collins himself.


Themes for discussion:

Reputation –

Reputation, specifically a woman’s reputation plays a large role in the novel. Mrs. Bennet wants her daughters in good marriages for the families’ reputation and to ensure they are well off. When Lydia runs off Wickham, the emphasis is on the damage to her reputation for living with a man out of wedlock, and the damages it does to her sister’s reputation.

Class –

Class-consciousness is strong in 19th century England. Darcy warns Bingley away from Jane because he feels the affections are not serious, they are beneath them in class, and views Mrs. Bennet as a gold digger. Mrs. Bennet is in fact infatuated with the fact that Bingley and Darcy are of a higher class, and would be good matches for her daughters. Class drives most of Darcy’s pride.

Marriage –

Mrs. Bennet’s main goal is to see her daughter’s married, as at the time, a good marriage was the only thing a girl could do to secure her future. A girl being unmarried was also a source of shame, ie. Lydia and Wickham. Charlotte marries Collins despite barely tolerating him, because it is the best match she can hope for, and it removes her from being a burden to her parents.

 

Netgalley Review: Pierce Brown’s Red Rising: Sons of Ares

Pierce Brown’s Red Rising: Sons of Ares

by Pierce Brown, Rik Hoskin

Netgalley Review: Archival Quality

Archival Quality

by Ivy Noelle Weir

Book Review – DC Super Hero Girls: Date with Disaster!

DC Super Hero Girls: Date with Disaster!

DC Super Hero Girls: Date with Disaster! (DC Super Hero Girls Graphic Novels #6)

by Shea Fontana

From the highly successful multimedia pop culture property comes DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: DATE WITH DISASTER!, starring one of its most popular characters, Batgirl.

Catwoman is out alone on the prowl one night when KABOOM–an explosion at S.T.A.R. Labs rouses the other girls from their slumber. Star students Batgirl and Lois Lane both know the lab incident is fishy, and they meet later to share clues. But nothing could’ve prepared Batgirl for what they see next–Batgirl’s dad on a date!

Batgirl is grossed out until her friends convince her Dads get lonely, too. And with the school dance coming up and everyone pairing off–heck, even Principal Waller has a date with a guy named Deadshot–maybe it’ll be okay just this once. The girls place a personal ad for Commissioner Gordon while they delve deeper into the mystery surrounding the explosion, but they’re about to discover more than who is behind the attack on S.T.A.R. Labs. Could it be that posting an ad looking for dates for the commissioner is like advertising catnip for criminals?

DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: DATE WITH DISASTER! continues to develop the relationships forged in DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: FINALS CRISIS, HITS AND MYTHS, SUMMER OLYMPUS, PAST TIMES AT SUPER HERO HIGH and OUT OF THE BOTTLE. Written by Shea Fontana, this Batgirl-centric story is perfect for girls ages 6-12.

The DC Super Hero Girls line is an exciting new universe of super-heroic storytelling that help .

Paperback, 128 pages
Published February 6th 2018 by DC Comics

I received a copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway!


AudioBook Review: Batgirl At Superhero High


4 Stars

 To be honest, a lot of my review for Batgirl At Superhero High could apply to this graphic novel volume –I like the idea of these books, making superheroes for girls too, not just books. Encouraging reading with the books etc. Its pretty cheesy and dumbed down, but it is a lower middle grade book, so I expected as much. I do think pretween girls, which its intended for, will enjoy it if they enjoy superhero stories at all.

In the beginning, it was pretty clear this was a sequel/companion, as previous events are recapped, but it didn’t impair the story at all past the initial “wait what” moment. At certain times, the characters seemed to act a bit older than their supposed ages, and it through me off when hearing a familiar DC comic name that was characterized differently, so get used to the idea of “alternate DC universe with every hero and villain a 12 year old in superhero boarding school”. –

Which makes sense, since the TV show, novels, and graphic novels are all the same continued universe – through I did think reading the entire thing in order is necessary, as this is the sixth graphic novel and I haven’t read any of the others. Something I really liked was the little “roll call” section in the beginning naming all the characters and their powers, further letting you pick up this volume without knowing the previous ones.

The artwork is really nicely done – though with all the loud colors, you can tell this is definitely meant for younger readers. The plot is a little simple, but fun overall. I like how they portrayed the girls dealing with and standing up to sexism, specifically when the mayor is letting Jimmy Olsen cover a story he claimed was too dangerous for Lois Lane, etc. A lot of puns were in the dialogue – if thats something you really like or dislike.

The romances were cute, Barbara freaking out about her dad dating, Harley playing matchmaker, and Steve Trevor flirting with Diana.

I thought it was cute overall, a good read if you like this sort of thing.


With the Giveaway, I also received

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Its a little shopping catalogue of all the DC volumes coming out this year – with some sections detailing TV adaptations and stuff too which I really enjoyed. I thought it was a cute addition.

Major Works Data Sheet – 1984

Major Works Data Sheet

Title:    1984

Author:  George Orwell

Date of Publication: 1949

Genre:  Dystopian Fiction


Biographical information about the author (for my knowledge only, but very helpful):

George Orwell is the pseudonym for Eric Arthur Blair. He wrote about the despairing realities of British colonialism and the working class struggles. Many of his works were influenced by this, and later influenced by the aftermath of the World Wars.


Information about the literary period (for my knowledge only, but very helpful):

1984 was heavily influenced by Orwell’s thoughts and experiences particularly during and after World War 2.


Plot summary:

Winston Smith is a low-ranking member of the ruling Party in London, in the nation of Oceania. The Party is forcing the implementation of an invented language called Newspeak, which attempts to prevent political rebellion by eliminating all words related to it. Even thinking rebellious thoughts is illegal. Winston dislikes the party and has illegally purchased a diary in which to write his criminal thoughts. He has also become fixated on a powerful Party member named O’Brien. Winston works in the Ministry of Truth, where he alters historical records to fit the needs of the Party. He notices a coworker, a beautiful dark-haired girl, staring at him, and worries that she is an informant who will turn him in for his thoughtcrime. He is troubled by the Party’s control of history: the Party claims that Oceania has always been allied with Eastasia in a war against Eurasia, but Winston seems to recall a time when this was not true. The Party also claims that Emmanuel Goldstein, the alleged leader of the Brotherhood, is the most dangerous man alive, but this does not seem plausible to Winston. Winston begins an affair with the dark haired girl, who’s name is Julia. As Winston’s affair with Julia progresses, his hatred for the Party grows more and more intense. At last, he receives the message that he has been waiting for: O’Brien wants to see him. O’Brien confirms to Winston and Julia that, like them, he hates the Party, and says that he works against it as a member of the Brotherhood. He indoctrinates Winston and Julia into the Brotherhood, and gives Winston a copy of Emmanuel Goldstein’s book, the manifesto of the Brotherhood. Winston and Julia are separated and Winston finds that O’Brien, too, is a Party spy who simply pretended to be a member of the Brotherhood in order to trap Winston into committing an open act of rebellion against the Party. O’Brien spends months torturing and brainwashing Winston, who struggles to resist. At last, O’Brien sends him to the dreaded Room 101, the final destination for anyone who opposes the Party. Here, O’Brien tells Winston that he will be forced to confront his worst fear. Throughout the novel, Winston has had recurring nightmares about rats; O’Brien now straps a cage full of rats onto Winston’s head and prepares to allow the rats to eat his face. Winston snaps, pleading with O’Brien to do it to Julia, not to him.

Giving up Julia is what O’Brien wanted from Winston all along. His spirit broken, Winston is released to the outside world. He meets Julia but no longer feels anything for her. He has accepted the Party entirely and has learned to love Big Brother.


Memorable quotations significant to meaning:

  1. war is peace 
    freedom is slavery
    ignorance is strength
  2. Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
  3. In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality was tacitly denied by their philosophy.
  4. And when memory failed and written records were falsified—when that happened, the claim of the Party to have improved the conditions of human life had got to be accepted, because there did not exist, and never again could exist, any standard against which it could be tested.
  5. And perhaps you might pretend, afterwards, that it was only a trick and that you just said it to make them stop and didn’t really mean it. But that isn’t true. At the time when it happens you do mean it. You think there’s no other way of saving yourself and you’re quite ready to save yourself that way. You want it to happen to the other person. You don’t give a damn what they suffer. All you care about is yourself.

Significance of opening scene:

Winton is a low level worker, and the reader is introduced to the world of 1984, full of Telescreens and other oddities.


Significance of closing scene:

Nothing of this world is rectified as Winston sought it to be, he has succumbed to the whim of the Party. Presumably, just as all those before him and all those after him. Horrifying, because this world persists, with no end in sight.


Characters

  Name  Role in the story and significance  Adjectives

  1. Winston Smith–  A minor member of the ruling Party in near-future London, Winston Smith is a thin, frail, contemplative, intellectual, and fatalistic thirty-nine-year-old. Winston hates the totalitarian control and enforced repression that are characteristic of his government. He harbors revolutionary dreams.
  2. Julia–  Winston’s lover, a beautiful dark-haired girl working in the Fiction Department at the Ministry of Truth. Julia enjoys sex, and claims to have had affairs with many Party members. Julia is pragmatic and optimistic. Her rebellion against the Party is small and personal, for her own enjoyment, in contrast to Winston’s ideological motivation.
  3. O’Brien–  A mysterious, powerful, and sophisticated member of the Inner Party whom Winston believes is also a member of the Brotherhood, the legendary group of anti-Party rebels.
  4. Big Brother–  Though he never appears in the novel, and though he may not actually exist, Big Brother, the perceived ruler of Oceania, is an extremely important figure. Everywhere Winston looks he sees posters of Big Brother’s face bearing the message“BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU.” Big Brother’s image is stamped on coins and broadcast on the unavoidable telescreens; it haunts Winston’s life and fills him with hatred and fascination.
  5. Charrington–  An old man who runs a secondhand store in the prole district. Kindly and encouraging, Mr. Charrington seems to share Winston’s interest in the past. He also seems to support Winston’s rebellion against the Party and his relationship with Julia, since he rents Winston a room without a telescreen in which to carry out his affair. But Mr. Charrington is not as he seems. He is a member of the Thought Police.

Setting:

 Alternate vision of 1984, in Oceania (what was once Britain)


Symbols:

 the telescreens and the posters of Big Brother (the Party’s constant surveillance of its subjects)

The glass paperweight (Winston’s desire to connect with the past) 


Themes for discussion:

The role of language and how it affects thought.

Freedom, and totalitarian vs socialist regimes.

How knowledge of the past or lack there-of can affect the present and fuure.

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Jokesters

Top Five Wednesday is a book meme that Lainey started, and is now hosted by Sam at Thoughts on Tomes.
If you want to join in checkout the Goodreads page!


April 4: Favorite Jokesters
— In honor of April Fools (a bit late but hey, I don’t control when Wednesdays fall), talk about your favorite jokesters, pranksters, and funny characters.


Weasley Twins

(Harry Potter)

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Frankie Landau-Banks

(The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks)

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Jesper

(Six of Crows)

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Loki

(Norse Mythology)

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Nikolai

(Grisha Verse)

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Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I liked That Were In Non-Favorite/Disliked Books

Top Ten Tuesdays are a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
As always this list is in no particular order.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


April 3: Characters I liked That Were In Non-Favorite/Disliked Books


Marvel's Captain America: Sub Rosa

NetGalley Review – Captain America: Sub Rosa

Rating: 2 Stars

Captain America / Steve Rogers

Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2)

Rating: 3 Stars

Cas Lowood

The New Kid

Rating: 3 Stars

Will Hunter

Art Geeks and Prom Queens

Rating: 3 Stars

Tyler Alpine

Famous Last Words

Rating: 3 Stars

Wyatt

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Rating: 3 Stars

Rachael

Matched (Matched, #1)

Rating: 3 Stars

Xander Carrow

Thirteen Reasons Why

Rating: 3 Stars

Clay Jensen

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)

Rating: 3 Stars

Lena Duchannes

Delirium (Delirium, #1)

Rating: 3 Stars

Alex Sheathes