Happy 200th Birthday Emily Bronte!
Today marks the 159th birthday of Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of the popular character Sherlock Holmes. Doyle is well known for popularizing the detective fiction genre. So if you are new to Doyle’s writing style, here are some stories of his that are a great place for any reader to start with: Continue reading “Happy Birthday, Arthur Conan Doyle”
Were you always jealous of the great Harry Potter events that occurred across the pond? Now here is your chance to take part in the festivities! This February, Books-A-Million will be hosting the first ever Harry Potter Book Night in the US. The event, which will occur throughout all of Books-A-Million store locations, takes place on February 3, from 2-6pm. Continue reading “Harry Potter Book Night Finally Coming to the US”
Today is the anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s most beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice. This book is considered to be one the “most-loved books” of all time and immensely enjoyed by most readers, myself included. It has sold millions and millions of copies worldwide and has been adapted over a 100 times in film, television, literature and the stage.
But behind every great book is a great history behind it. Discover the story behind the story that has touched the hearts of many generations:
Happy birthday, Virginia Woolf!
This month, Persuasion turns 200. It was published at the end of 1817, six months after Jane Austen’s death. Other than being her last completed novel, Persuasion is considered to be one of Austen’s greatest novel. So in celebration of this anniversary, let us take a look at some of the quotes that has made this novel great: Continue reading “Persuasion Turns 200”