Short Story Review: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber

Title: “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” Author: James Thurber Category: Short Story First published: March 18, 1939 in The New Yorker Rating: 4½ out of 5 stars Add: Goodreads Purchase: Audible | Amazon Walter Mitty, a mild-mannered forty-year-old man, drives into Connecticut with his wife for their weekly shopping trip …

Review: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Title: “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Category: Horror First published: 1885 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Add: Goodreads Purchase: Amazon Stevenson’s famous exploration of humanity’s basest capacity for evil, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, has become synonymous with …

March Mystery Madness: The Adventure of the Speckled Band by Arthur Conan Doyle

Amber, 12, and I have been reading some of the Sherlock Holmes short stories lately. The first we read is to me one of his most memorable, “The Adventure of the Speckled Band.” Amber of course knows who Sherlock Holmes is, and I guess she’s watched a couple episodes of …

Venice in February: A Venetian Night’s Entertainment by Edith Wharton

“A Venetian Night’s Entertainment” by Edith Wharton tells of Tony, who has dreamed of visiting Venice since he was a child. To him, Venice is a magical city, “midway between reality and illusion.” Finally, as a young man, he gets his chance to visit as part of his grand tour …