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20000 Leagues and A Christmas Carol

Due to a revision on my site, I’ve started a page dedicated to the “Read the Classics Challenge” and added a drop down menu to collect all the related blog entries.

#1:  Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea – Jules Verne

Initial thoughts:  Isn’t this the Journey to the Center of the Earth guy?  (scans list–Yep!)  Brenden Frazier and The Rock.  Shouldn’t be too bad.

Post-read thoughts:  Verne used the word “rapidity” a lot.  I would have probably shanked Capt. Nemo after about day 10.  Crap, what have I gotten myself into with this stupid challenge.

#2:  A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

Initial thoughts:  Well, at least I know the gist of the story…Grumpy man pisses on Christmas then sees a bunch of ghost who show him some crazy shit and the Grumpy old man wakes up happy, happy, happy.  (OK, maybe I’m watching too much Duck Dynasty.)

Post-read thoughts:  Yep, that’s the way I remember the story going.  He used “rapidity” too, but only once.  Maybe twice.  Reads more like a poem than prose.


About Marsha Blevins, Author

Marsha Blevins lives in West Virginia with her boyfriend and six fur-children. She earned her B.A. in English with a concentration on writing from Marshall University. Two of her short stories and several poems were published in the university’s literary magazine, Et Cetera. She is an active member of the writing group Wicked Wordsmiths of the West and WV Writers. Follow her at on Facebook at, on Twitter @marbleswords.

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