Top Ten Tuesday – Book Covers with Winter Vibes

Today’s Topic: Freebie

Hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl

This week’s topic is a freebie. In looking for inspiration, I didn’t have to look too hard. Top Ten Tuesday recently had a prompt for Books That Give off Autumn Vibes.

As much as I dislike winter, I decided it shouldn’t get short shrift, just because it’s my least favorite season. So, this week I’m featuring books that give me all the winter vibes. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Book Covers with Winter Vibes”

Top Ten Tuesday – Holiday Reads

Today’s Topic: Holiday Reads

Hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl

I love all things Christmas, so you know this book lover also loves a good holiday story. Today I’m sharing some of my favorites novels and novellas that are set during the most wonderful time of the year.

It’s enough to make this girl wanna curl up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa, turn on the twinkle lights on my tree and settle in with tale as warm and cozy as the blanket I sit under. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Holiday Reads”

Top Ten Tuesday – Thankful Freebie

Today’s Topic: Thankful Freebie

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Well, I’m taking this week’s topic literally. My list this week is a free-for-all. I am naming all of the books I love and/or books I’m glad I discovered based on the letters in the word thankful. And since we should never limit our thankfulness, I did not pare down my choices, but named them all.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I hope you find much to be thankful for this week. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – Thankful Freebie”

Top Ten Tuesday – My Favorite Book Marks

Today’s Topic: Favorite Bookmarks

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I decided to have some fun interpreting this week’s prompt. This one took quite a bit of research, especially for the characters. One thing that surprised me is how much more frequently the name Mark (or a variation of it) pops up in historical fiction. It doesn’t seem to be as popular a choice for contemporary book heroes. Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday – My Favorite Book Marks”

Top Ten Tuesday – Pops of Red

Today’s Topic: Books I’d Give Different Titles To

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I’m terrible at choosing titles. I know a good one when I see it, but can’t say the same for a bad one. Not to mention I’m not any better at creating titles. So, I’m going off topic this week.

I’ve noticed a trend lately for book covers with pops of red. This always draws my eye in and I find myself wanting to read these books. So today I’m featuring covers not titles. Oops sorry, not sorry.

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Book Review -Mr. Rochester

ABOUT THE BOOK

Mr. Rochester is a book of three parts. It begins with Rochester’s emotionally desolate childhood, his education and his distant relationship with his brother and father. It follows him into adulthood and his years in Jamaica where he meets Bertha Mason and manages his father’s business interests there.

Others only get the best of us when they sense a weakness. One can never hurt a man who refuses to be hurt.

Eventually, we see his return to England and Thornfield with his now insane wife. When her presence taints the only place that feels like home, he heads to Europe where he encounters Celine Varens. Finally, he returns to Thornfield and an encounter with a plain little governess which will change his life.

Even now, when I think of Thornfield-Hall, I choose to remember what it was then—the playground of my childhood—and not what it was to become: a place of secrets and threats, of angers and fears.

You may think you know the story, but do you? Because this one belongs to Edward Fairfax Rochester not Jane Eyre. If you expect this book to be a re-telling of Jane Eyre from Rochester’s perspective, you might be disappointed. Though that part of the story doesn’t change, Jane’s presence does not arrive until the last quarter of the book. Instead, this is a comprehensive character study of a man’s life.

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