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Thoughts on… Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë

Title: Agnes Grey Author: Anne Brontë Publisher: Oxford University Press Date: 2010 (1846) Summary: Agnes Grey looks at childhood from nursery to adolescence, and it also charts the frustrations of romantic love, as Agnes starts to nurse warmer feelings towards the local curate, Mr. Weston. Sally Shuttleworth’s fascinating introduction considers the book’s fictional and narrative qualities, its relationship with… Continue reading Thoughts on… Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë

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Top Ten Tuesday: Five Books I’m Avoiding and Why

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was previously hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading and Why I’m not actively avoiding many books on my TBR so this is going to be a fairly short list. Middlemarch… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Five Books I’m Avoiding and Why

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Thoughts on… The Big Four by Agatha Christie

Title: The Big Four Author: Agatha Christie Publisher: HarperCollins Date: 2016 (1927) Summary: Framed in the doorway of Poirot’s bedroom stood an uninvited guest, coated from head to foot in dust. The man’s gaunt face stared for a moment, then he swayed and fell. Who was he? Was he suffering from shock or just exhaustion? Above all, what… Continue reading Thoughts on… The Big Four by Agatha Christie

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Thoughts on… The Professor by Charlotte Brontë

Title: The Professor Author: Charlotte Brontë Publisher: Oxford University Press Date: 2008 (1857) Summary: The hero of Charlotte Bronte’s first novel escapes a dreary clerkship in industrial Yorkshire by taking a job as a teacher in Belgium. There, however, his entanglement with the sensuous but manipulative Zoraide Reuter complicates his affections for a penniless girl who is both teacher… Continue reading Thoughts on… The Professor by Charlotte Brontë

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Thoughts on… The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Title: The Hidden Oracle Author: Rick Riordan Publisher: Puffin Date: 2016 Summary: My name is Apollo. I used to be a god. But that was before I was cast down from Olympus (a terrible misunderstanding) and woke up in a New York dumpster. I persuaded Percy Jackson to give me a lift to Camp Half-Blood. But the place is in chaos.… Continue reading Thoughts on… The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan