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May Book Club: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

I confess I had some input into this months choice! There was a request for romance and strong women, with no religion, so I though a little Jane Austen would not go amiss. 552 more words


Book Riot Challenge: Pride and Prejudice

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that this book is well worth a read.”

One of the challenges is to read a book with a movie adaptation. 537 more words

Heat, humidity and Shakespeare

Resonance; I wait for it as I dive into a text. But it doesn’t always happen.

I had watched many of Shakespeare’s plays dramatised for television, but I was a child and to me they were all somewhat alien. 949 more words


Longfellow Lauds and Lambastes Austen

On this date in 1839, American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow writes this assessment of British novelist Jane Austen: “her writings are a capital picture of real life, with all the little wheels and machinery laid bare like a patent clock. 9 more words

Literary Friendships & Feuds

7 fictional characters... I want to marry. 

So, here I present the first of my ‘7 fictional characters…’ series. It isn’t something I proposed, at the beginning of the year, but let’s be honest, I love reading. 953 more words