I have many literary passions but right at the top are things such as the works of the Brontë family, detective stories, and science fiction. An eclectic mix, I agree, so you can imagine my delight when I came across The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde which promised to combine all three. I admit that I bought… Continue reading The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
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
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be given a copy of Alexa Donne's YA novel, Brightly Burning, ahead of its UK release on 12th June. I'd never heard of it, nor Donne, however, the friend who passed it on to me knows of my love of all things Brontë and suggested I might like to write a blog piece on this re-telling of Jane Eyre set in space, Yes, you read that correctly; Charlotte Brontë's masterpiece Jane Eyre, updated for a 21st century young adult audience and SET IN SPACE. My friend was quick to reassure me that it would be ok if I hated the idea and didn't read it, but with a premise that interesting, how could I resist?
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