My Top 6 Victorian Novels

To go along with the post on what Victorian novels are on my TBR, here is a post about favorite ones that I have read. I suppose the number of Brontë novels on here will surprise no one, nor will the fact that all but one of these are written by women. We'll start with… Continue reading My Top 6 Victorian Novels

Where to Start with Victorian Literature

Jumping into Victorian literature can seem daunting. So many of them are huge and feature complicated plots with dozens of characters. It's overwhelming, a little scary, and seems almost impossible to start. I'm here to make it feel a little more doable. These are some great books to start with if you are just getting… Continue reading Where to Start with Victorian Literature

All the Good Little Girls Keep Quiet by K. Kibbee

Many thanks to Incorgnito Press Publishing and NetGalley for the ARC. This book is being released today, October 13 2020. My Rating: 2 stars Based on the description I read of All the Good Little Girls Keep Quiet, I went into it expecting an Adventures of Huckleberry Finn type story with a narrator somewhat like… Continue reading All the Good Little Girls Keep Quiet by K. Kibbee

September Wrap Up

An Apology for Smectymnuus and The Reason for Church-Government by John Milton by John Milton - 2 stars These are two tracts Milton wrote criticizing the Church of England's structure. I read these for my Milton course. Honestly, they are just really dull. I don't think Milton is a good prose writer, and I heavily skimmed… Continue reading September Wrap Up

What’s On My Never-Ending TBR Victober Edition

Since it is Victober, I thought it would be fun to talk about some of the Victorian literature on my Goodreads TBR. I used a random number generator and picked six Victorian books that were closest to those numbers. The Pre-Raphaelites From Rossetti to Ruskin edited by Dinah Roe I bought this collection of Pre-Raphaelite… Continue reading What’s On My Never-Ending TBR Victober Edition

The Iliad, The Bell Jar, and A Room with a View

I got the idea for this new feature from the lovely Kate Pfeil over on YouTube. Everyone should go check out her channel! In this feature, I will give a brief review of three classics I’ve read recently. I’ve always felt kind of weird about the prospect of writing a full review of a classic.… Continue reading The Iliad, The Bell Jar, and A Room with a View

Edited By edited by Ellen Datlow

Many thanks to Subterranean Press and NetGalley for the ARC! This book will be released on September 30 2020. My Rating: 3 stars Edited By is a fantasy and horror anthology compiled from previous works Ellen Datlow has edited. I had never heard of Datlow before picking up this book, but I loved the idea… Continue reading Edited By edited by Ellen Datlow

Burning Roses by S. L. Huang

Many thanks to Macmillan-Tor and NetGalley for the ARC. This book is being released today, September 29 2020. My Rating: 2 stars Burning Roses is a fairy tale retelling mash-up mainly consisting of "Little Red Riding Hood" and the Chinese legend of "Hou Yi." Now middle aged women, Rosa and Hou Yi are hunting down… Continue reading Burning Roses by S. L. Huang

Victober TBR

Next month, I will be participating in Victober. The event is hosted by Kate Howe, Books and Things, and Lucythereader over on Youtube. The goal is to read Victorian literature during the month of October. Sounds like something right up my alley, huh? I first heard about it last year and wasn't able to participate.… Continue reading Victober TBR

A Bookish Birthday, Part II

Wait, you say, your birthday was over a month ago now. And you are quite correct. But I received several unexpected presents well after the actual day, and I finally had the chance to take pictures of them. So here is part two of my birthday book haul. The Girls at 17 Swann Street by… Continue reading A Bookish Birthday, Part II