Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015 10:43 am by M. in , , , , ,    No comments
The Sydney Morning Herald publishes the annual list of Dymocks's best books:
Australian readers have again voted Markus Zusak's smash-hit The Book Thief the best book of all time.
More than 15,000 votes were cast to  determine book retailer Dymocks' annual list of the best 101 books. (Melanie Kembrey)
Jane Eyre is number 9 and Wuthering Heights number 26.

The New York Times traces a profile of the new Laura Marling:
Laura Marling’s childhood was like a Brontë novel crossed with a Led Zeppelin song: She grew up with two older sisters on the blustery moors of Wokingham, England, where her family lived in a converted barn that also doubled as a crash pad for rock stars. (Rachel Syme)
 This comment in the wordplay section of The New York Times is a bit cryptic:
In nontheme GNUS, there’s no real Clue of the Day today, but I did like the Jane EYRE quote, “No net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.” (Deb Amlen)
The Advocate talks about some local authors:
 Mrs Oliver said she was "always a sucker for a fat book" and said she enjoyed long-form dramas such as Jane Eyre, which were interests she brought to the table during the writing phase of The Painted Sky. (Caitlin Jarvis)
The Nelson Mail (New Zealand) describes a local event:
The streets will come alive with heroes, villains, inspirational figures and childhood sidekicks through the Masked Parade's 2015 theme, 'The World of Books'.
Christ Church Cathedral administrator Debbie Williams' theme was chosen from the 83 submitted to Nelson City Council by a range of groups, schools and individuals.
Williams said she chose the theme because of its endless opportunities.
"There is children's fiction and literature such as Alice in Wonderland, fairy tales from the Grimm Brothers, Winnie the Pooh, Hairy Maclary or The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Then there is adult literature like the classics such as Jane Eyre or The Great Gatsby, or the works of the great poets and Shakespeare." (Anna Bradley-Smith)
This story of mormon folklore published in The Daily Herald is quite... something:
Women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may never read Jane Austen's “Pride and Prejudice," or Elizabeth Barrett Browning's, Sonnet 43: “How Do I Love Thee," or Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre," the same way ever again.
These women, and as many as 67 other eminent women in history, appeared to then-temple president Wilford Woodruff in 1877 in the St. George Temple seeking their temple blessings, according to Woodruff's journal. (Genelle Pugmire)
Writer's Little Helper interviews the author Hannah Fielding:
 If you could run only one author event who would you have? You can pick a living or dead writer. What sort of event would they run?
A reading from Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. To hear Cathy and Heathcliff’s story from her own lips – I can imagine how silent the events space would be as the guests hung on her every word.
 MetaFilter vindicates Anne Brontë. Il Quotidiano in Classe (in Italian) posts about Jane Eyre.


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