The Heroine's Bookshelf: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder
Publish date: 2010-10-19
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Books About Books
, Literary Fiction
I suspect that I am not the target audience for this book. I've read most of the books mentioned, and I love literary criticism. So why did it fall flat? To be perfectly frank, I'm not looking for "life lessons learned from Jane Eyre.". The biographical info was decent, though it wasn't new to me...
Erin Blakemore has assembled The Heroine's Bookshelf from some unlikely elements; literary criticism, biography, and some self-help psychology. Addressing the common habit of the bookworm to seek refuge in comfort reading during challenging personal times, she suggests that the books we turn to c...
This book has been on my "currently-reading" shelf for forever now because I've been skipping around reading a chapter here and a chapter there. Each chapter is an essay on a famous heroine who has stood the test of time and inspired generations of women throughout the different stages of their live...
I found the concept interesting and it was indeed fascinating to learn how the authoress' lives impacted their immortal creations. Still, I found the book to be lacking, overtly politically correct and to a great extent far too shallow. The "lessons" taken were not necessarily lessons I should want ...
For such a small book, The Heroine's Bookshelf packs quite a punch. It is one of those books that makes a reader proud to be female, while also making one appreciate the lessons learned from childhood heroines. It is the perfect novel to read when feeling blue or at a crossroads in one's life becaus...
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