Literary Tourism: A Top Ten (Bucket) List

Not surprisingly, I’ve done a lot of what is (now) often termed literary tourism. I’ve visited the Emily Dickinson Museum and Edith Wharton’s home (The Mount). I’ve seen Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House and, my personal favorite, The House of Seven Gables Museum. I’ve even been to Walden Pond. (Please note all of those areContinue reading “Literary Tourism: A Top Ten (Bucket) List”

And I’m Expected To Swoon? A Top Ten List

Swoon: To be overwhelmed by ecstatic joy, a state of ecstasy or rapture. Used online as an action, to show that someone is attracted or interested in someone or something. (Urban Dictionary) I’ve already listed my favorite romances, couples I think would make it in the real world, and fictional men I’d find attractive (ifContinue reading “And I’m Expected To Swoon? A Top Ten List”

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë: Literary Mixtape

Without a doubt, Jane Eyre is my favorite classic novel. It may even be one of my favorite novels period. I relate to Jane on many, many levels. Primarily, I always felt just like her: poor, obscure, plain and little. Beyond that, I respected her for not compromising herself to obtain something she desired. ItContinue reading “Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë: Literary Mixtape”

Reading on a deserted island: A top ten list

For anyone who has been reading my blog for any length of time, none of this week’s top ten choices will likely come as a surprise. This week’s list is books I’d take to a desert island, so of course I’ll be taking some of my favorites (as hosted by The Broke and The Bookish).Continue reading “Reading on a deserted island: A top ten list”