A Dog’s Tale by Mark Twain

For Short Stories on Wednesday (hosted at Risa’s Bread Crumb Reads) I was planning to read and review a vampire short story by Anne Rice. Which I did, and it did seem exciting for about the first two pages. “Julie!” he whispered, in a voice so low that it seemed my own thoughts were speakingContinue reading “A Dog’s Tale by Mark Twain”

Short Stories by Mark Twain

This week, I read two stories by Mark Twain: Extracts from Adam’s Diary (1904) and Eve’s Diary (1905). Extracts from Adam’s Diary is a wonderfully hilarious story – told, of course, by Adam, right from when he first meets Eve in the Garden of Eden and is incredibly annoyed by her, till he eventually fallsContinue reading “Short Stories by Mark Twain”

The Awful German Language

“The inventor of the language seems to have taken pleasure in complicating it in every way he could think of.” “The Awful German Language” is the most outrageously funny essay I’ve read in a long time. It was written in 1880 by Mark Twain as a part of the book “A Tramp Abroad.” As anContinue reading “The Awful German Language”