Tag: classics

Top Ten Classics I Want To Read

Posted July 1, 2014 by Brin in Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 8 Comments
Top Ten Classics I Want To Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is: Top Ten Classics I Want To Read Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,622 other subscribers. Email Address

80s and 90s YA Fiction

Posted January 9, 2014 by Brin in Discussion Posts / 9 Comments
80s and 90s YA Fiction

The Young Adult book market has changed a lot over the years. I read a great deal of YA fiction throughout the 1990s (the vast majority of which was actually published in the 1980s). The genre was quite different back then. There was not the vast array of choice that there is for younger readers nowadays. There really has been something of a boom in YA literature in the last […]

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Posted August 4, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 4 Comments
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

I had already seen the BBC production of North and South (many, many times!) before reading this book so had a good idea of the story and the setting. North and South, in some respects, is like a grittier version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (another book and TV adaptation that I love). The story and characters are deep and full of imperfections which is why I think I […]