Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Review: The Heroine's Bookshelf - Erin Blakemore



Do you love Literature and Lifeguides ? Ever wondered how one can relate their favourite literature heroines to today's time ?
Review: The Heroine's Bookshelf - Erin Blakemore - October 2010
When I saw this book advertised , I knew I just had to read it as what type of female reader could pass a book titled 'The Heroine's Bookshelf" whose tagline acclaimed "Life Lessons from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder". As I turned the pages I discovered that in a way it was more the author's personal journey through life with a series of all our favourite books and characters like Lizzy Bennett from Pride and Prejudice , Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird , Anne from Anne of Green Gables. All your favourite , strong female characters in one book. Erin Blakemore has picked up on one theme per book and what they teach us in our lives today . From all about ourselves with Lizzy Bennett to Pure Happiness with Anne Shirley to Gumption with Scarlett O'Hara , Have compassion with Scout and Ambition with Jo March. Each chapter talks about the book , the theme , the author and her life compared to what was written in the novel and then a To Read List - Similiar Heroines etc. This is one book that I will be purchasing for my own collection as it is just a book that would be great to have on resource when you are feeling in need of a little bit of Literary inspiration or a pick-me-up when you feel the need to channel your inner heroine .


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