Saturday, February 25, 2012

review: Jane

Jane by April Lindner
Title by Author: Jane by April Lindner      
Series (if applicable): none
Publisher: Poppy of Little, Brown and Co.
Publication Date: October 2010
Page Count:  365
Source: purchased at a bookstore
Forced to drop out of an esteemed East Coast college after the sudden death of her parents, Jane Moore takes a nanny job at Thornfield Park, the estate of Nico Rathburn, a world-famous rock star on the brink of a huge comeback. Practical and independent, Jane reluctantly becomes entranced by her magnetic and brooding employer and finds herself in the midst of a forbidden romance.

But there's a mystery at Thornfield, and Jane's much-envied relationship with Nico is soon tested by an agonizing secret from his past. Torn between her feelings for Nico and his fateful secret, Jane must decide: Does being true to herself mean giving up on true love?

An irresistible romance interwoven with a darkly engrossing mystery, this contemporary retelling of the beloved classic
Jane Eyre promises to enchant a new generation of readers.

My Review:
This delightful retelling of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre is perfect for today’s world.  For those who want to know the basics of a classic with a modern day spin, this one is perfect and stays true to the original story line.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

top ten Books to Save...

Top Ten Books I would Save if...
 Aliens were landing, 
Zombies were at the gate, and 
Mutant Teenagers were ravaging the countryside 
(oh, wait, that is already happening)!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists.
 Complete Works of Shakespeare.
This was a present from my mom one Christmas, and I have carried it far and wide! 
 Jane Austen's Works.
Once again, a gift from my mom.  It was a special edition collection that she got for me and I have to have them in my life! 
 Austentatious by Alyssa Goodnight.
I actually have a plain cover ARC of this, but it is inscribed by Alyssa and I love it! 
Edith and Mr. Bear by Dare Wright.
This was one of my favorites as a child, and I was able to get my hands on a copy rather recently. 

Mums Still Know Best by The Hairy Bikers - Dave Myers and Si King
Got this one in England, and it reminds me of our year there... anyone who says English food is bad, obviously hasn't had anything from this book!

Love and Freindship by Jane Austen
I actually have a 1913 edition that I picked up for only 5quid at a British Book Fair!

Complete Harry Potter set
Yah, Yah... I know... a whole set?  Well, when you pick up the British versions, with a few first editions thrown in, it might be worth it to save from maraudering mutant teenagers!
Possession by A.S. Byatt
I have been wanting to read this for years, have dragged it back and forth across The Pond, and it is a very cool edition!  So, yah, this one gets snatched up too!

How to survive Anything, Anywhere: A Handbook of Survival Skills for Every Scenario and Environment by Chris McNab
Believe it or not, but we actually have this one on our shelf, and sounds like it would be a good book to have...just in case!
  Kindle Fire
It's a must!  Entertainment, hundreds of books, and if I have electricity and wi-fi... the possibilities are endless!  Is it a cheat?  Probably... but what the heck...why not?!?

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