Book Club, Brontë, Literature

Wide Sargasso Sea Book Club Questions

The Brontë Buddies’ Book Club meets via Zoom every month. We read works by and about the Brontës as well as Brontë-inspired fiction. If anyone would like to join us, then head over to our Facebook page for further details. Below are some questions about Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys which you’re welcome to use… Continue reading Wide Sargasso Sea Book Club Questions

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Brontë, Literature, Book Club

Jane Eyre Book Club Questions

The Brontë Buddies' Book Club meets via Zoom every month. We read works by and about the Brontës as well as Brontë-inspired fiction. If anyone would like to join us, then head over to our Facebook page for further details. Below are some questions about Charlotte's novel Jane Eyre which you're welcome to use in… Continue reading Jane Eyre Book Club Questions

Literature

Reading Challenge 2023

As we bid farewell to 2022, it's time to plan our 2023 reading challenges. I’m setting myself a target of 40 new books to read on Goodreads in addition to the 11 individual challenges below. I also want to read all the unread books currently gathering dust on my bookshelves (about 35 in total). Do… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2023

Brontë, Literature, Reviews

Brontë-Inspired Reads of 2022

I made my way through 43 books in 2022. It will come as no surprise that a few of them were inspired in some way by the Brontës. Here's a quick recap of those titles and my general thoughts on them. Have you read any of the titles below? If so, what did you think… Continue reading Brontë-Inspired Reads of 2022

Literature, Reviews

Favourite Reads of 2022

It's that time of year again when we bookworms begin reviewing our reading challenges and annual book haul. This year I've read a good mix of everything but I have some clear favourites from the 43 books I've completed this year. So here are my top 5 reads from 2022.  Top Five of 2022 The… Continue reading Favourite Reads of 2022

Literature, Reviews

Reading Challenge 2022: The Results

As we're so close to welcoming in 2023 and I'm unlikely to finish any more books between now and then I thought I'd provide the results of my 2022 Reading Challenge. At the start of the year, I set myself a challenge of reading 20 books I hadn't previously read and some individual tasks. Currently,… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2022: The Results

Brontë, Literature

A Tale of Two Glass Towns – Pre-Order Now!

Reader, I'm delighted to announce that my debut novel, A Tale of Two Glass Towns is now available to pre-order on Olympia Publisher's website and is due for release on 26/01/2023! Synopsis In 1999, seven-year-old Theo has been uprooted to live with his grandparents at the opposite end of the country. As the countdown to… Continue reading A Tale of Two Glass Towns – Pre-Order Now!

Brontë

Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë

Anne Brontë's novels are firmly grounded in reality and the world around her. Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall are narratives that forced the 19th-century reader into an uncomfortable examination of their society and their treatment of others, and they have a similar effect on the 21st-century reader. However, in a world (largely) without governesses and servants,… Continue reading Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë

Brontë, Juvenilia, Literature

The Politics of Verdopolis by Branwell Brontë

The Politics of Verdopolis is an 1833 manuscript written by Patrick Branwell Brontë, better known as Branwell Brontë. For many decades, Branwell has been seen predominantly as the ne'er do well, lazy, drunken brother of the Brontë sisters who caused his family much pain, sorrow, and embarrassment. Whilst I don't doubt the latter part of that… Continue reading The Politics of Verdopolis by Branwell Brontë

Brontë, Juvenilia, Literature

The Poetaster by Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë's satirical short play The Poetaster is one of her earliest contributions to the Glass Town/Angrian saga, and one of the most enjoyable. The Poetaster is one of the famous Brontë tiny books which were produced mainly between the years 1829 and 1830, and which were the results of creative collaborations between Charlotte and her younger brother, Branwell.… Continue reading The Poetaster by Charlotte Brontë