The Classics Eight: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier for #rebeccabuddyread

Rebecca... About the Book: Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . . Working as a lady's companion, the heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Life begins to look very bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of … Continue reading The Classics Eight: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier for #rebeccabuddyread

Announcement! Upcoming Buddy Read: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

I'm super thrilled to announce that Tracey Allen from Carpe Librum and I are teaming up for a buddy read! 👏 We'll be reading Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier in the first week of August to coincide with the original publication date back in August 1938. A modern classic and an international bestseller that has … Continue reading Announcement! Upcoming Buddy Read: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

The Classics Eight: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Letter... About the Book: In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne takes readers back to the puritan days of the American colonies, into a society as unforgiving as its harsh New England winters. The story of Hester Prynne, who bears a scarlet “A” upon her breast as a symbol of her adultery, and that … Continue reading The Classics Eight: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Christmas Feature: A Very Murderous Christmas edited by Cecily Gayford

A Very Murderous Christmas... About the Book: We wish you a very murderous Christmas... The Christmas season is one of comfort and joy, sparkling lights and steam rising from cups of mulled wine at frosty carol services. A season of goodwill to all men, as families and friends come together to forget their differences and … Continue reading Christmas Feature: A Very Murderous Christmas edited by Cecily Gayford

Book Review: The Beguiled by Thomas Cullinan

The Beguiled… About the Book: A classic slice of Southern Gothic, shot through with psychological suspense. When an injured Union soldier is found in the Virginia woods as the Civil War rages, he is brought to the nearby Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies to recover. For the sheltered girls and their teachers, the … Continue reading Book Review: The Beguiled by Thomas Cullinan

Bingo! The Beguiled by Thomas Cullinan

Bingo Saturday is now getting down to the pointy end of the categories. This week, after much procrastination over which square to tick off, I finally settled on the following: A forgotten classic What exactly constitutes a forgotten classic though? The more I thought about it, the more grey this category became. In essence, I thought a … Continue reading Bingo! The Beguiled by Thomas Cullinan

Book A Day: Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice

Day 12: Interview with a Vampire This is a long-time favourite of mine. Steeped in old world atmosphere with such memorable characters: Lestat, with his flamboyance, his utter selfishness, his endless attention seeking, and his ultimate cruelty; Claudia, the ancient child who could never grow up, her love for Louis as fierce as her hatred … Continue reading Book A Day: Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice

My Reading Life: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women is a novel that repeatedly shows up as a favourite for so many readers and writers. In fact, in my own interview series, Behind the Pen, many interviewees have cited Little Women as a childhood favourite. Likewise, in the Australian Women Writers historical fiction Sunday Spotlight interviews, a standard question I ask is … Continue reading My Reading Life: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott