"Books" Blogs & Blog Posts

Notes from a roomNotes from a room

Literary writing and quotes.

 
Planting WordsPlanting Words

My life as a gardener of words...

 
Selling My Books on the Streets of BrooklynSelling My Books on the Streets of Brooklyn

The characters I meet on the street. Thoughts on books, film and TV.

 
Pond PerspectivePond Perspective

Follow the ponderings, triumphs and foibles of a single woman in Manila. A ...

 
A Good MoroccanA Good Moroccan

An adventure story with pictures set in Morocco and England

 
Beelzebubs BrokerBeelzebubs Broker

The various writings of Jamie Clubb. Includes a variety of essays, articles...

 
Diary of a Surprise MumDiary of a Surprise Mum

Diary of a single mum, not just about but yes about being a mum and about b...

 


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This has been a good year for reading, and Drawn & Quarterly was the source of several books I loved in 2020, including Adrian Tomine's bestselling memoir The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist (on Kirkus and PW best ofs), Tom Gauld...

Impact thinks it's the right time for Emily Brontë's poem 'Shall Earth No More Inspire Thee'.In a time when we can’t rely on human contact to support our mental wellbeing, it is important to reconnect with the outdoors. A poem that really captures...

Ernest Cline's long-awaited sequel to Ready Player One is out this week! My copy of Ready Player Two just arrived and I can't wait to dive back into the Oasis. Above Ernie's Spotify "soundtrack" for the book. And below, here's a bit from an interview...

A Fiery Hand

By BrontëBlog on Nov 24, 2020 in: Books

Another scholar book with Brontë-related content: Victorian HandsThe Manual Turn in Nineteenth-Century Body StudiesEdited by Peter J. Capuano and Sue ZemkaOhio University PressISBN: 978-0-8142-1439-8October 2020Until recently, the embodied hand has...

Real book tours aren’t practical during a pandemic, but the virtual kind might suit at least one author very nicely. Ernest Cline is showcasing his new novel Ready Player Two in a Roblox event, and it will appropriately include a treasure hunt. Whi...

TL;DR: Get a premium lifetime subscription to the 12min Micro Book Library for $35.40 with the code BFSAVE40 as of Nov. 23. The average person in the U.S. reads only 19 minutes per day according to a study of Americans done back in 2014. We'd be wil...

Global Voices has an article on the greatness of Jean Rhys.“Wide Sargasso Sea” is told from the point of view of Antoinette Cosway, Rhys’ take on Bertha Mason, the mad wife of Mr. Rochester in Brontë's classic. Although now hailed as a masterp...