Sunday, July 5, 2009


For those of you new to our blog, I did a review on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and basically gave it a papercut and poured lemon juice in it. Although I did not enjoy 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea as much as I had hoped, I still feel like I went a bit crazy. AND I did not even bother to find out that I read the unabridged version, and I should have picked up the more reader-friendly abridged version (often found in the kid's section). If you havn't already, have a look at my review here. With that said, here is a letter I would write to Verne if he were not deceased.

"Dearest Jules,

I have written to give you a formal apology. My rash, and bitter critique of your work was done under the emotions of the most dangerous kind, one of them being bitter. I came into the story with certain expectations and once they were not completely fulfilled, I lashed out at your ability to write about science to a tee. With your expertise in the field of a kingdom or genus met with my love for a classic adventure tale, worlds collided. And Verne my dear, if you were the Earth, then I must be that lousy rock referred to as Pluto.

Consider the reading of "Journey to the Center of the Earth" my official act of an apology.

Dutifully yours,
Miss Padfoot"

So there you have it. Now that I am guilt free, here's a link for you to gander at.

Very interesting list about 110 books you should have in your library...(Oh, what is this, 20,000 Leagues is on here?)
What would you like to see on that list that is not already on there?
Give us your thoughts!
Until next time...


  1. thanks for the list... Being addicted to lists of all kinds, I'm going to check this now!

  2. This cracked me up ... I guess I should stick to the "kid's versions" of classic books too! If you get a letter from beyond the grave, let us know!

  3. Yea I am a list-lover as well, so expect more!

    Thanks Jenners, I think I sound a little loopy. I did of course had 3 cups of coffee before I wrote this haha.

  4. Last year I bought 20,000 etc., thinking I would have a great time reading it. I didn't even think it would be possible that I would not like it... I closed it after 100 pages. I'm kind of struggling with Moby Dick the same way right now!

  5. That's exactly what I thought going into it!!
    I really really wish I had picked up the abridged I know for next time.

    And I hear the same about Moby Dick...I have always wanted to read it but I can't seem to bring myself to.

  6. Still laughing about your apology.... that is priceless....

    I posted a similar one about a year ago to Barnes and Noble when they opened a new book store locally... I will attach it here to my name on this post. Click on my name and you can go to it.... love sarcasm.... :)

  7. That's to funny!!!


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