Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012 8:32 am by Cristina in , , , , ,    No comments
The Alpena News shares a few bookish Christmas recommendations:
As for classics and those wanting a little more substance, her two top picks are "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë and "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. (Diane Speer)
The Scotsman features the adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Making of a Marchioness, The Making of a Lady.
This is not a psychological drama like Jane Eyre or Rebecca, but a gentler story and, for stretches, quite dull. 
USA Today interviews writer Donna Hill.
Michelle: What or who made you want to write? And write stories about romance and relationships?
Donna: My greatest inspiration for getting me to write would have to be my Aunt Marjorie. She lived in the top floor apartment of my grandmother's house. I was around 5 and would stay with my grandmother during the day while my parents worked. When my aunt would come home in the afternoon she would always have a book and would have me read and write along with her son — my cousin — every day like clockwork. When I got old enough I would spend all of my free time on Saturdays in the library reading, reading, reading. I started off with Greek mythology, then Agatha Christie mysteries and then Jane Eyre, and Wuthering Heights and Rebecca. I'm sure that the combination of my aunt's insistence on me reading combined with my reading choices molded me into a reader and writer of romance with a little murder and mayhem thrown in every now and then! (Michelle Monkou)
Femmee (Estonia) features the local musical adaptation of Jane EyreZielono mam w głowie... writes in Polish about The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

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