Word Crush Wednesday: Madame Bovary

I have a lot of time for Madame Bovary, both character and novel. It's by no means the oldest book in my collection (ahem, Shakespeare; I see you there, Chaucer) or the longest (Tolstoy, Thackeray), but it's one of the first I developed affection for on my own. I could write a thousand words on why I… Continue reading Word Crush Wednesday: Madame Bovary

Bitten and Stung

Is it me, or does my title look German? Admittedly I've been thinking in German a bit recently, but now I'm hallucinating a cross between the languages. Argh. Also, of course Franz Kafka had opinions about biting, stinging books. I think the last book that bit me, stung me and made me weep was, although I… Continue reading Bitten and Stung

To Whom It May Concern

Dear Mr FlaubertFirstly, may I say that Madame Bovary is one of my favoured novels. The ending, in particular, is enough to get it a spot on my Top 5 Novels list. (If I had one, which I don't. Not an official one anyway.)However, I have a thread of resentment for you. You see, quite recently I… Continue reading To Whom It May Concern