Brontë, Juvenilia, Literature, Reviews

7 Days 7 Covers Challenge

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

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Brontë, Juvenilia, Literature, Reviews

The Best Brontë Books of 2018

It's safe to say that I've read an awful lot of Brontë related books this year, some good and some disappointing, but fortunately the former have outweighed the latter. To round off the year (how are we in December already?) I've compiled a list of the Best Brontë Books of 2018. The books don't need… Continue reading The Best Brontë Books of 2018

Literature, Reviews

Catherynne M. Valente’s Radiance

I first discovered the work of Catherynne M. Valente through my love of the Brontës, and more specifically, their Glass Town and Angrian writings. A few months ago I stumbled across Valente’s The Glass Town Game, a children’s book featuring the Brontës and their fictional childhood creations and just had to read it. You can read… Continue reading Catherynne M. Valente’s Radiance

Brontë, Literature, Reviews

The Glass Town Game Review

The Glass Town Game is a 2017 children's novel by Catherynne M. Valente which is based on, you guessed it, the juvenilia of the Brontë siblings. As I'm not simply a diehard Brontëite, but also very slightly obsessed with the worlds of Glass Town and Angria, this was a book I just had to read. I was not familiar with Valente's work before stumbling across a mention of The Glass Town Game somewhere in the depths of book reviews on WordPress, so I didn't really know what to expect.