Monday, 19 April 2010
Article, Challenges and awards
A very interesting article on the BBC website today titled Were the 'mad' heroines of literature really sane? This article is extracted from a radio show to be shown shortly where they ask medical historians, psychiatrists and literary specialists to give their diagnoses on troubled heroines including Mrs Rochester and the women in white.
This sounds quite fascinating to me and I’ll be listening to the full radio show on bbc iplayer.
I have also signed up for a challenge found here at Book-a-Rama and is called the Daphne du Maurier Challenge. Its quite easy, all I have to do is read 3 of her works (2 short stories count as one book) and this runs from May 13, 2010- April 19, 2011. Why those dates? Daphne du Maurier was born May 13, 1907 and died April 19, 1989.
I have wanted to read Rebecca for a long time and this was also my Grandmothers favourite book but I have to admit to being quite ignorant of Daphne du Maurier’s other works. If anyone has any recommendations of her novels or short stories then please let me know.
Finally we have an award from Whitney at She is too fond of books – thankyou Whitney.
A prolific blogger is one who is intellectually productive, keeping up an active blog with enjoyable content. Well there are two of us contributing to this blog so we do have an unfair advantage ;)
After accepting this award recipients are asked to pay it forward to seven other deserving blogs, and here they are...
The Book Mole
Pen & Paper
One persons Journey through books
And the plot thickens.....
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At home with books