A Misunderstood Heroine – Book Review: Emma by Jane Austen

Format:  Paperback Published:  1816 Pages: 432 pages Genre:  Fiction & Literature, Classics, Romance       I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like” –Jane Austen That quote cannot be any truer, especially when talking about a character like Emma Woodhouse. Emma is definitely unlike Austen other heroines. AndContinue reading “A Misunderstood Heroine – Book Review: Emma by Jane Austen”

No, Pops: Book Review of Emma: A Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith

Hardcover, 368 pages Published April 7th 2015 Publisher: Pantheon Genre: Fiction, Romance From Goodreads: The summer after she graduates from university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to the village of Highbury, where she will live with her health-conscious father until she is ready to launch her interior-design business and strike out on her own. In theContinue reading “No, Pops: Book Review of Emma: A Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith”

ALA’s Top 10 Frequently Challenged Books of 2014

Yesterday, the ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom released the top 10 frequently challenged books of 2014. The ALA does this every year to inform the public about censorship attempts that affect libraries and schools: 1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Reasons: anti-family, cultural insensitivity, drugs/alcohol/smoking, gambling, offensive language, sexContinue reading “ALA’s Top 10 Frequently Challenged Books of 2014”

Short-lived impressions: A review of “First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen

(NOTE: I read and reviewed this book in December 2014 on Goodreads. Don’t worry I will post future book reviews but I just wanted to test my “Book reviews” page.) I thought that this having the Jane Austen aspect it would make this book more interesting and a huge improvement from his last novel. AlthoughContinue reading “Short-lived impressions: A review of “First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen”