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  • Short stories

    Reader, I Married Him (Short Story Collection) Edited by Tracy Chevalier

    Every time I review a short story collection, I always say I am not the biggest fan of them, but that is not actually true. During the time I have been writing here I have found a few marvellous collection that always become ‘one of the best books of…’. This time Hayley from Harper Collins sent me Reader, I Married HIm: Stories inspired by Jane Eyre, edited by Tracy Chevalier. I did not know anything about the collection before I was sent it, but I loved the idea of seeing how Jane Eyre has influenced contemporary authors. Harper Collins is publishing Reader, I Married Him on account of Charlotte Brontë’s…

  • Random

    30 Day Book Meme – Day 17

    Day 01 – The best book you read last year Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than three times Day 03 – Your favorite series Day 04 – Favorite book of your favorite series Day 05 – A book that makes you happy                                                                                          Day 06 – A book that makes you sad                                                                                                 Day 07 – Most underrated book                                                                                                        Day 08 – Most overrated book                                                                                                            Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving                                                                                                                                                      Day 10 – Favorite classic book                        …

  • 19th century,  General Fiction

    Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

    After hearing in too many movies that people usually read Wuthering Heights at Christmas, I decided I would give it a try myself too during that period. So, I bought the wonderful hardback, Penguin Classics edition that includes an introduction, explanatory notes and a traditional, cloth made bookmark. Title: Wuthering Heights Author: Emily Brontë Year of Publication: 1847 Edition: Penguin Classics, edition without Charlotte Brontë’s corrections. Victorian fiction 4/5 Summary from BookDepository: Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took…

  • 19th century,  General Fiction

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

    Jane Eyre                                                       (Charlotte Brontë) Jane Eyre is named after its main character and provides the reader with her personal experiences from her childhood to the “now” period in the novel, when she is a married a woman. She is an orphan left to her uncle’s tutelage but when he dies it is his wife, Mrs. Reed who will deal with Jane.  She cannot accept Jane is another member of the family and emotionally tortures her until Jane faints. Then she is sent to a school where she will grow-up becoming, after some years, a teacher. Up to this point I will not tell anything more about the plot because I…