The Folio Society Emmy by Jane Austen

The Folio Society’s New Illustrated Edition of Emma by Jane Austen

Great news for book collectors and Jane Austen fanatics: The Folio Society has just released a brand new illustrated and slipcased edition of Emma! The book is bound in gorgeous metallic cloth and is roughly the same height as the recently published editions of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. They’ll look great on your bookshelf together! Fay Weldon wrote the introduction…

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A Crash, Cults & Consequences: An Interview with Christa Parrish

I recently did an interview with Christian fiction author Christa Parrish for Novel Crossing. We chatted about her publishing  journey, the heavy themes explored in some of her novels, and her new book, Still Life. You can read the full interview here.

The One Ring

Texas Student Suspended for Lord of the Rings ‘Terroristic Threat’

Last week The New York Daily News reported that a nine-year-old public school student in Kermit, Texas was suspended for making a “terroristic threat.”1 Now I know what you’re thinking and you’re right. Despite the fact that it is technically grammatically correct, the “–istic” in “terroristic” sounds completely superfluous and should never be uttered aloud. You might…

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Wuthering Heights Soap

7 Literary Hostess Gifts for the Holidays

‘Tis the season for Christmas parties! Say thank you to your book loving hostess (or host) with a thoughtful literary gift. 1. Christmas Books Of course the best kind of literary gift is a book! A beautiful slipcased volume of Dickens’ Christmas tales from The Folio Society is sure to impress at an upscale party. For more casual parties try…

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Folio Society Withering Heights and Jane Eyre

The Folio Society Gives the Brontë Sisters a Facelift

The Folio Society has released beautiful (and matching!) new editions of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights just in time for Christmas. Those of you who have followed my blog for a while know that I am a huge fan of the printed book. The problem is that most printed books today are either cheaply bound or ridiculously expensive leather-bound…

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Monsters & Madness

The Halloween issue of Femnista Webzine is here and it’s all about monsters and madness! Check out my piece about Frankenstein, “Creating Our Own Monsters,” on page 29. There are also some great articles on Sleepy Hollow, King Kong, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and more.


10 Plays That Were Adapted From Novels

Fans of the theater, rejoice! Great works of fiction were being adapted for the stage long before motion picture became vogue. Which medium is more suited to capturing the nuance of great literature is up for debate, but regardless, attending the theater is a cultural experience everyone should have at least once. Here are ten…

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20 Amazing Soundtracks

20 Amazing Soundtracks & Songs from Movies Based on Books

A soundtrack can make or break a movie in the same way that acting, a script, or the production style can. What I love about movie scores is that they tell a story in a different way than most other music does. I’ve been collecting soundtracks for years, and it’s a hobby I recommend to…

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The King with Horse's Ears

6 More Folktales from Around the World to Read to Your Kids

A few weeks ago I wrote about 6 Folktales from 6 Continents that you should read to your kids. As a follow-up to that, here are six more amazing stories from indigenous cultures around the world. Africa: “The Wolf Queen” “The Wolf Queen” is a South African story from the Malay-Indian provenance about a beautiful young woodcutter’s…

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