Classics That Entered the Public Domain in 2021

Get your 1920s dancing shoes on! On January 1, a batch of classics has entered the public domain. Those who do not know what the public domain means, copyrighted works (books, movies, music, etc.) enter the United States’ public domain after 95 years. This meaning they are freely accessible for the public. 

This also means that there could be different retellings of classic works, tales like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. So it will be exciting to see what new creative interpretations people imagine. When they become available, readers will read them for free online on sites, like Project Gutenberg. It may not be on the website right away. Give it some time. It takes a while to transfer to text for online reading.

Here is a list of creative works published/released first in 1925. However, here is a list of some highlights that may catch your eye:

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Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday in Style

Today is not only World Book Daybut it is also the famous playwright, William Shakespeare’s birthday. And we may be unable to go outside but their are ways you can celebrate the Bard in the comfort of your home!  Continue reading “Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday in Style”

If You Loved Little Women, Then Read These

The movie Little Women is taking audiences by storm. Most of them are now discovering (or rediscovering) the real beauty of this great novel. If you love the book as much as I do and you are looking for more like it, here are some great reading selections that will help you get started:

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2020: The Year of Austen

Today is Jane Austen! And in the next year, we have exciting things, from books to adaptations to look forward to. So if you are an Austen fan like me, 2020 will be busy with everything Jane Austen!

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The New Emma Trailer

A little over two weeks ago, Focus Features dropped a teaser trailer of the latest adapatation of the Jane Austen classic, Emma: Continue reading “The New Emma Trailer”

Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novel Comes to Life

PBS’s Masterpiece has released the trailer for their lastest literary adaptation, Sanditon, Jane Austen’s final and unifinshed novel. Continue reading “Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novel Comes to Life”

Book Review: Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 352 pages

Published: January 22, 2019

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Genre:  Fiction & Literature, Romance

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For The Love of More Pride & Prejudice

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Happy birthday, Pride and Prejudice!

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s most popular novel and my favorite book of all time, was published today. The widespread acclaim of this novel has created a world full of book adaptations and sequels that have charmed us and will entertain us for years to come.

We can be here all day and list all the Pride and Prejudice variations out there. But let’s just list the ones that will make sure to delight us on this special day:

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Friday Debate: Reading Across Formats

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Welcome to Friday Debate, a feature on cup of tea with that book, please, where every Friday a question will be posted that tantalize the brain and expands our horizons. For this week’s question:  Continue reading “Friday Debate: Reading Across Formats”

Friday Debate: Books into Movies 2019

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Welcome to Friday Debate, a feature on cup of tea with that book, please, where every Friday a question will be posted that tantalize the brain and expands our horizons. For this week’s question:  Continue reading “Friday Debate: Books into Movies 2019”