Tag Archives: Literature

Check this out… If you get 100% on this books quiz, you’re a genius

If you get 100% on this books quiz, you’re a genius via BuzzFeed Books

I only got 10 out of 12 ¬†ūüėĎ

copy of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Check this out… 10 of the Most Annoying Characters in Literature

10 of the Most Annoying Characters in Literature via Bustle

Do you agree? Who would you add?

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Check this out… 50 of the Greatest Characters in Literature

50 of the Greatest Characters in Literature via Flavorwire

Who would be on your list? What should the criteria be?

 

Check this out… 12 Graphic Novels That Should Be Taught in Schools

12 Graphic Novels That Should Be Taught in Schools via Bustle

Check this out… Literary Classics Visualized Through Their Punctuation

Literary Classics Visualized Through Their Punctuation via Between the Words

Pride and Prejudice in Punctuation

Check this out… Memorable Gifts from Literature

Most Memorable Gifts from Literature via ebook friendly

Hope you got some memorable gifts this Christmas… here are some from literature.

Memorable gifts from literature

 

15 Literary Heroines That I Wish Were Real

Sadly, this list was harder to compile than the male counterpart. Not in any particular order.
Add yours in the comments!

15 Literary Heroines (from books I’ve read) That I Wish Were Real
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 1. Elizabeth Bennet
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde 2. Thursday Next
Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling 3. Hermione Granger
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis 4. Lucy Pevensie
Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 5. Leslie Burke
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Kristy's Great Idea by Ann M. Martin 6. Kristy Thomas
The Babysitters’ Club series by Ann M. Martin
A Rather Lovely Inheritance by C.A. Belmond 7. Penny Nichols
Rather series by C.A. Belmond
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell 8. Cather Avery
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares 9. Tibby Rollins
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares
The Thousand Dollar Tan Line 10. Veronica Mars
The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham
Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle 11. Brooklyn Wainwright
Bibliophile Mystery series by Kate Carlisle
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling 12. Luna Lovegood
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Persuasion by Jane Austen 13. Anne Elliot
Persuasion by Jane Austen
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith 14. Cassandra Mortmain
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams 15. Trillian aka Tricia McMillan
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy¬†by Douglas Adams

15 Literary Guys That I Wish Were Real

Not in any particular order.
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15 Literary Guys (from books I’ve read) That I Wish Were Real
Persuasion by Jane Austen 1. Captain Frederick Wentworth
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle 2. Derek Stone
Bibliophile Mystery Series by Kate Carlisle
The Mysterious Affair at Styles 3. Hercule Poirot
Poirot Mysteries by Agatha Christie
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins 4.¬†√Čtienne St. Clair
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Vision in White by Nora Roberts 5. Carter Maguire
Vision in White by Nora Roberts
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 6. Augustus Waters
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan 7. Percy Jackson
Percy Jackson & the Olympians series &
The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 8. Sirius Black
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman 9. Will Parry
His Dark Material series by Philip Pullman
The Start of Me and You 10. Max Watson
The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
A Rather Lovely Inheritance by C.A. Belmond 11. Jeremy Laidley
Rather series by C.A. Belmond
Emma by Jane Austen 12. George Knightley
Emma by Jane Austen
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 13. Dickon Sowerby
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle by Hugh Lofting 14. Dr. John Dolittle
The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
Stardust by Neil Gaiman 15. Tristran Thorn
Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Book Review – Off Book

Off Book book coverOff Book by Jessica Dall

Eloise was one of the top students at the School, where characters live and learn until they join their novels. And yet,¬†she still hasn’t been chosen. If she doesn’t get assigned soon, she’ll fade away, forgotten. So when Eloise is offered a job at the Recording Office, she jumps at the chance. There she meets Barnaby Fitzwilliam, a post-storied romance hero but just as their relationship takes off, Eloise gets sucked into a story where she is not meant to be. With Barnaby helping from the outside, Eloise must find a way back out of a world where authors rule and anything is possible. Off Book¬†has a very fun premise. It has the same meta, book-loving feeling as Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series. While not as ridiculous as Fforde, Jessica Dall has created a rich literary world where characters have lives and personalities before they are written into books. I liked how Eloise grew during the course of the book. She started out as a little bit of a blank slate, lost without an author¬†but gradually she begins to take control of her own story. My only complaint about Off Book is that the formatting in the Kindle version I read was terrible. There were line breaks in the middle of sentences which made the whole thing difficult to read but the overall story was worth the headache.

*Disclosure: I was provided a free copy of this novel with a request for an honest review.*