It's Friday, which means it's time for Link Love, where I share some of my favorite bookish articles and blogs from the past week. There are quite a few links I found interesting and worth sharing this week. I hope you find something here you enjoy. Happy reading!
I really enjoyed this article I came across over on Stylist, featuring the work of photographer Kerry Mansfield. She has chosen to pay tribute to "the shared experience of reading" through a series of pictures.
Monday marked the two-hundredth years since the birth of Emily Brontë, and this interesting chart analyzes her most famous work and her only published novel, "Wuthering Heights". I have to say, I was never a huge fan of the book, because I found everyone to be so self-destructive, but I do think she was a good writer, as evidenced by her poetry. Whatever you think of "Wuthering Heights", I do think there is something really fascinating about this family, three sisters who wrote themselves out of boredom and confinement, in a way. They had such short lives and yet their legacy has remained, which I always find remarkable. It might be a bit weird, but with authors like the Brontë sisters, or Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, I sometimes wonder what they would make of the world today?
I enjoyed this article examining why we re-read childhood favorites and how this allows us to chart the way we have grown and changed as readers and as human beings.
This article really appealed to me, because it discusses some of the books so often on the English curriculum, but which do not make the most enjoyable, stimulating reading for most students. I could add a good few to the list (ahem . . . "The Scarlet Letter") and I agree that "The Lord of the Flies" was a nightmare! What do you think? Which books did you hate to read in school?
You might have heard the news that Jane Austen's unfinished and final novel "Sandition" is to be adapted by ITV. Yet it is not exactly a well known story. I found an article which explores this further and I for one, am excited to see how the film version will turn out, especially as Andrew Davies (the writer of the screenplay for the BEST adaptation of Pride & Prejudice - from 1994) is on board for this project.
In other adaptation news, fans of Big Little Lies (such as myself) will no doubt be excited to learn that Nicole Kidman is on board to adapt Liane Moriarty's newest - as yet unpublished - novel, "Nine Perfect Strangers".