Brontë, Literature, Reviews

The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente

It's time for a spring clean at Brontë Babe Blog, so let's start with a refined version of my review of Catherynne M. Valente's 2017 children's novel, The Glass Town Game.  Plot Siblings Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne Brontë invent a fantasy world named Glass Town, acting out battles between their twelve toy soldiers and Napoleon.… Continue reading The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente

Brontë, Literature, Reviews

The Curious Case of the Button and the Brontës: Spirits, Symbols, and Sleuths

My most recent Brontë-inspired read is one that has been in my TBR read ever since it came out back in 2019. I even started it once and then became distracted by something else, always meaning to return to it. When putting together my book club a few weeks back, I was collating lists of… Continue reading The Curious Case of the Button and the Brontës: Spirits, Symbols, and Sleuths

Brontë, Literature, Reviews

Brontë Babe Blog Book Club

Introducing the Brontë Babe Book Club. A book club for fans of all things Brontë. Everyone welcome. We'll read and hopefully enjoy books written by the Brontë family, books about them, those inspired by their lives and works, and those with a connection to places they knew and loved. Meetings to take place monthly over… Continue reading Brontë Babe Blog Book Club

Brontë, Literature, Reviews

Wildfell Summer by Tracy Neis (Rock and Roll Brontës Book 3)

Over the past few years I've read and enjoyed the first two novels in Tracy Neis's Rock and Roll Brontë series, and I was eagerly anticipating the third book, Wildfell Summer. The first book in the series, Mr R., is based on Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel Jane Eyre. Neis’s novel reinvents Mr. Rochester as an ageing rock star… Continue reading Wildfell Summer by Tracy Neis (Rock and Roll Brontës Book 3)

Brontë, Literature, Reviews

Favourite Reads of 2021

It's that time of year again when bookworms begin their reading challenge reviews. It's been a funny old year, and once again, I'm glad we have books during this strange time. Normally I just compile a list of my top five reads of the year, but with 63 books read in 2021 and a new… Continue reading Favourite Reads of 2021

Brontë, Literature, Reviews, Uncategorized

Reading Challenge 2021: The Breakdown

Like everyone else on the planet, my 2021 didn't exactly go as planned, nor did my reading challenge. Let's have a look at what I set out to read, and what I actually managed to complete. It was a year in which I discovered my new favourite living author, more Brontë-inspired fiction, and re-discovered my… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2021: The Breakdown

Brontë, Literature, Reviews

Jodi Taylor’s The Nothing Girl: A Jane Eyre Inspired Fairy Tale for Adults?

Reader, I fire-trucking love Charlotte Brontë. There's a sentence I never thought I would write. An author famous for her strong heroines, misfits and outcasts trying to find a place in the world, and toying with her reader's emotions like a cat with a mouse (I'm sorry, who is that in the attic?! You can't… Continue reading Jodi Taylor’s The Nothing Girl: A Jane Eyre Inspired Fairy Tale for Adults?

Brontë, Literature, Reviews

The Making of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë: The Crow Emporium Illustrated Edition

Hello reader, welcome to a wonderful, moving, and inspiring guest post. I've made no secret of that fact that I adore the Brontë pieces I've purchased from The Crow Emporium. One of my favourites is the newly released illustrated edition of Charlotte's Jane Eyre. It's a beautiful edition, lovingly crafted, and has pride of place on my… Continue reading The Making of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë: The Crow Emporium Illustrated Edition

Brontë, Literature, Reviews

John Eyre: A Tale of Darkness and Shadow by Mimi Matthews. A Preview

Normally I don't do previews of books on my blog, however, this post was supposed to be a review of John Eyre: A Tale of Darkness and Shadow by Mimi Matthews, inspired of course by Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. Due to illness I have been unable to get through the novel but it's one that I'm thoroughly… Continue reading John Eyre: A Tale of Darkness and Shadow by Mimi Matthews. A Preview

Brontë, Literature, Reviews

Death of a School Girl (The Jane Eyre Chronicles #1) by Joanna Campbell Slan

Another day, another book inspired by the Brontës; reader, I love Brontë inspired fiction. Death of a School Girl is a 2012 novel by Joanna Campbell Slan which is inspired by my favourite novel of all time, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre (1847). It's always exciting to discover a new interpretation of Jane's story, or one that imagines her… Continue reading Death of a School Girl (The Jane Eyre Chronicles #1) by Joanna Campbell Slan