Category Archives: BOOK/FILM REVIEWS

CHARLOTTE AND I – PRECOCIOUS AUTHORS (Conclusion)

It comes down to, I think, who is the most serious writer, Charlotte Bronte, or the writers of Brew No. 1. We have another story by that prolific writer, Lord Charles Wellesley, in Issue No. 3 of Young Men’s Magazine.  … Continue reading

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CHARLOTTE AND I – PRECOCIOUS AUTHORS (Chapter 2 of 3)

Charlotte Bronte and her brother, Branwell, produced several of these miniature magazines in miniscule handwriting.  They wrote them and they edited them and they published them. Here’s another difference:  Sure, I wrote SOME stuff, under my own name, but I … Continue reading

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CHARLOTTE AND I – PRECOCIOUS AUTHORS (Chapter 1 of 3)

Charlotte Brontë and I have a lot in common – we each had a mother, she was born in April and I was born in September (both of which months come after March), and the greatest commonality of all, we … Continue reading

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MAIDEN BLOG TOUR 4 of 4

  E.J. LAVOIE’S REVIEW  If I were a twelve-year-old girl in South Africa just over a hundred years ago, I would be Corlie Roux.  And I am. I am Corlie Roux as I read Trilby Kent’s novel, set during the … Continue reading

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MAIDEN BLOG TOUR 3 of 4

  The following is the book jacket copy for Stones for My Father: Corlie Roux’s farm life in South Africa is not easy: the Transvaal is beautiful, but it is also a harsh place where the heat can be so intense … Continue reading

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MAIDEN BLOG TOUR 2 of 4

 This is the first time I’ve hosted a blog tour, so bear with me. This is my self-imposed schedule: 9:00 a.m. today – First Post – About The Author 10:00 a.m. today – Second Post – About The Book 11:00 … Continue reading

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MAIDEN BLOG TOUR 1 of 4

On Monday, April 25th, this blog will be participating in a “tour” for a newly published novel by an accomplished writer – no, not me.  I have never done this before, don’t really know what I am doing, but, I … Continue reading

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NORTHANGER ABBEY (Conclusion)

The main story is that a clergyman’s daughter meets a clergyman with whom she enjoys a dalliance.  It is all prim and proper and rather unexciting unless you can empathize with a rather unexciting clergyman’s daughter.  Girls can do that, … Continue reading

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NORTHANGER ABBEY (Chapter 3)

When I say I have just finished the novel, I mean I finished watching the movie. I happen to like Jane Austen novels that have been turned into movies. Austen films are very popular nowadays, and there are scads of her … Continue reading

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NORTHANGER ABBEY (Chapter 2)

The opening paragraph – the first paragraph, not the opening chapter – of “Northanger Abbey” is 777 words long. I know because I just finished counting them. Those are more words than most people write in a week. Coincidentally, that … Continue reading

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