I am so happy to announce that for this month’s review I will be reading Madeline Miller’s fantastic book ‘Circe’!
‘Circe’ takes one of the most forgotten and elusive nymphs in Grecian mythology to the forefront in this “truly spellbinding” narrative. Exploring her presence in epic mythological tales from ‘The Odyssey’ to Theseus and the Minotaur; Madeline Miller creates a never-before explored feminist twist to a woman normally absent from the classical narrative.
I’ve been wanting to get my hand on a copy of this novel forever! I can’t wait to do a review on this amazing book!
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I’ll be releasing my review on this novel sometime around mid-May so make sure to stay connected!
Hello everybody! I cannot believe that April has flown by already!
Nevertheless, I am so excited to announce that next month’s review theme has been revealed: ‘Mythology!’.
Mythology and classical studies go hand in hand. What most people don’t know is that these stories of Gods, epic heroes and monsters have provided the very basis of our pop culture today surrounding genres such as Fantasy, Science Fiction, Action, Romance and even Horror! As such, the novel I’ve chosen to read around this very theme will evaluate our ideas of classicism within today’s modern, societal standards… the title will be revealed tomorrow!
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Until next time,
It’s fair to say that the fiction and poetry of many of the finest writers of the past century or so…have been deeply autobiographical. The link between the life and the work is one of the things we’re curious about and look for when we pick up the latest book by a favourite author.” – James Shapiro ‘Contested Will’
I’m happy to reveal that February’s ‘Famous Figures’ most voted material is James Shapiro’s 2010 ‘Contested Will’!
You voted over on Instagram that Shapiro’s explorative text should be reviewed over Lucy Worsley’s ‘Jane Austen At Home’.
Shaprio’s novel explores the many conspiracy theories and rumours surrounding of one of the most famous, and elusive, playwrights and poets of the 17th century. Not only does he explore never-before seen details surrounding ‘the bard’s’ life and career, but asks why so many other authors have been suggested to write the plays that are still so popular today.
My review will be uploaded sometime around mid-February so make sure you follow and keep posted in order to receive regular updates and information.
Are you disappointed with the choice? Submit your own suggestions for review in my ‘Contact’ page and let me know why I should take on your suggestion!
Revealing February’s ‘Famous Figures’ review material!! To kick off the wet month of February, I will be reviewing Lucy Worsley’s ‘Jane Austen at Home’ and James Shapiro’s ‘Contested Will’, two historical and biographical accounts of two of England’s (and indeed, the world’s) most influential authors!
Worsley’s biographical account of Jane Austen’s life was published at the bi-centenary of Austen’s death, providing intricate details never before seen into Austen’s childhood and early death at 41 in 1817. The book itself was a Sunday Times Bestseller and has received monumental praise in response of it’s publication.
Likewise, Shapiro’s 2010 piece ‘Contested Will’ received much brow raising as he attempts to delve into the elusive life of Shakespeare, exploring and evaluating the evidence and possible truths of ‘the bard’s’ many conspiracies surrounding his life and work.
Voting will soon open over @thatbookblogger on Instagram where YOU can decide which one of these fabulous texts will be read, evaluated and reviewed.
Are you excited about our choices? If not, make sure you send us a recommendation!
I can now happily reveal that February’s review theme will be ‘Famous Figures’! Hurray!
For what would English literature be now without the influence of all these famous writers? With a new year comes a new time for knowledge!
Don’t worry though, I may not be specifically reviewing the work that these people have written…although it will certainly be surrounding some of them… *hint* *hint*
If you’d like to have a say in choosing what particular ‘Famous Figure’ material you’d like me to review in February, please make sure you keep up-to-date with my Instagram profile (credentials will be posted down below) and vote in the polls that I will be posting on my story later this month!
The winning material will be revealed on 31st January both on the blog as well as on the ‘gram so keep your eyes peeled!
Are you excited for February’s theme? If not; tell me why and make a recommendation yourself under the ‘Contact’ section!