How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I’ve Learned from Reading too Much, by Samantha Ellis – A Review

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How To Be A Heronie, by Smantha Ellis 2015 x 200From the desk of Jenny Haggerty:

Those who don’t enjoy reading may assume it’s a solitary activity, and they’d be partly correct because page turning (physical or virtual) is usually done alone. But we literature lovers crave community as much as any social animal. It’s why we join book clubs and haunt web sites like Goodreads, BookLikes, and of course Austenprose. We love to connect with other readers to share passions, recount experiences, and exchange opinions about books. And reading about reading is an irresistible meta-pleasure that’s almost as fun as getting lost in a novel. For all these reasons Samantha Ellis’s, How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I’ve Learned from Reading too Much piqued my interest.

Her book opens on the Yorkshire Moors with Ellis and her best friend arguing about which Brontë heroine they’d rather be, Jane Eyre or Cathy Earnshaw. Ellis made what to her was…

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My January 2015 Books

My favorite books of January

A Spool of Blue Thread: A novel - Anne Tyler A Murder of Magpies - Judith Flanders By Carola Dunn Death at Wentwater Court (Daisy Dalrymple Mystery 1) (paperback / softback) [Paperback] - Carola Dunn
 The Bishop's Wife - Mette Ivie HarrisonFlappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation - Judith Mackrell The House of Mirth - Edith Wharton, Nina BawdenAll My Puny Sorrows - Miriam Toews

I finished 16 books in January and liked all of them (this is because I just stop reading books I’m not enjoying) but these 7 above were my favorites.

The Also Reads:

Daniel Deronda (Oxford World's Classics) - George Eliot, Graham Handley, Robert Newton Peck A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'EngleKiller WASPs - Amy Korman

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum, W. W. DenslowThe Marvelous Land of Oz - L. Frank Baum, David McKeeA Monstrous Regiment of Women - Laurie R. King

Desert Shadows (A Lena Jones Mystery #3) - Betty WebbHer Royal Spyness - Rhys BowenI’m Glad I Did - Cynthia Weil

Daniel Deronda by George Eliot

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Killer Wasps by Amy Korman

The Wizard Of Oz by Frank Baum

The Marvelous LAnd Of Oz by Frank Baum

A Monstrous Regiment Of Women by Laurie R King

Desert Shadows by Betty Webb

Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen

I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil

A Wrinkle in Time and Her Royal Spyness were re-reads. Her Royal Spyness and A Monstrous Regiment of Women were audiobooks.

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