I'll be honest, 2019 has been a pretty terrible year for me. Throughout it all I've tried to, in the words of Charlotte Brontë, "wag on as usual". However, with deaths, illnesses, and a whole host of people trying to make life difficult, I feel I've just reached a point where I'm finding this to be impossible.… Continue reading Hiatus – See You All Again Soon
Now that we're midway through 2019 (where has the time gone?), many bookworms will be at the halfway mark of their 2019 reading challenge. Back in January, I set myself the challenge of reading 30 new books this year on Goodreads, but I also set myself specific tasks and books to read. I've been in… Continue reading 2019 Reading Challenge – Update
As regular readers of Brontë Babe Blog will know, I am obsessed with all things Brontë. Unfortunately, due to certain events that have taken place in my life recently, I haven't really had the heart to get stuck into much reading, and not a lot of motivation to blog. I'm doing rather a lot of… Continue reading Brizecombe Hall: A Short and Sweet Jane Eyre Inspired Read
The 21st April 2019 marks the 203rd birthday of my favourite writer of all time, Charlotte Brontë. Strong willed, fierce, determined, and incredibly talented, I am in complete awe of her. To celebrate Charlotte's birthday in 2018 I wrote a post about some of her lesser known works from her Glass Town and Angrian saga… Continue reading I’m Just Going to Write Because I Cannot Help It: Reality Versus Fantasy in Charlotte Brontë’s Roe Head Journal.
Introduction In her childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood, Charlotte Brontë wrote hundreds of stories and poems which were set in her childhood fantasy worlds of Glass Town and Angria. Initially shared with all three of her surviving siblings, this creative collaboration fractured in 1831 as her sisters Anne and Emily moved away to create their… Continue reading Charlotte Brontë’s Unfinished Novels: The Story of Willie Ellin
If you have social media, then you might have seen the 7 Days 7 Covers challenge doing the rounds on Twitter. A few weeks ago I was challenged by a few of my followers to join in. The concept is that you post a picture of a book every day for 7 days that you… Continue reading 7 Days 7 Covers Challenge
Like most people, bookworms have New Year's Resolutions, however, you guessed it, they're always reading related. Like many bookworms on Goodreads, I've set my Reading Challenge for 2019. I opted for 30 books, however, this will be 30 new books as I'm not including anything I will re-read in the total end of year count.… Continue reading 2019 Reading Challenge
Earlier this year, I was awarded a paid internship working in Liverpool Hope University's Sheppard-Worlock library. My job was to search through uncatalogued books and recently donated material in certain sections of the library’s archives in order to locate material that may be relevant to History undergraduates during their dissertation preparation. In addition to this,… Continue reading Visits to the Vault: Unearthing Archival Treasures and Brontë Connections
There are so many layers to Wuthering Heights, and there is so much more to it than Cathy and Heathcliff, but, like it or not, at its heart the novel is a love story. However, Emily isn't the only Brontë to depict a hero who is both loathed and loved by readers; her siblings also did the same thing, but in very different ways. Below are my thoughts on various Brontë love interests, some familiar, others less so, but all unable to match the enigma that is Heatchliff. There are spoilers here so don't read on unless you are familiar with the Brontës' work. Why would you even be here if you weren't though?
I consider this something of a companion piece to a previous post entitled Photographing Haworth. A combination of my trip to the 2018 Haworth 1940's weekend, the urge to take lots of photographs every time I visit, and the kind feedback I had from readers of the last post resulted in this piece which is… Continue reading Haworth 1940’s Weekend 2018