Happy Birthday Charlotte Bronte


Writer Charlotte Brontë was born on this day, April 21, 1816, in Thornton, Yorkshire, England.  She was supposedly the most outspoken and ambitious of the Brontës, which was unusual for a woman of her time and background. In fact Charlotte was raised in a strict Anglican home by her clergyman father and a religious aunt…

This Side of Paradise – F. Scott Fitzgerald


  This Side of Paradise was published on this day in 1920, immediately launching 23-year-old F. Scott Fitzgerald to fame and fortune.  It is a work of a young author, and possesses some fundamental flaws, both structural and thematic. But it is a truly important work, both in the life of its author, F. Scott Fitzgerald,…

Book, Books, Books


  Now I don’t know about you but there is very little in life that I consider anywhere close to a good book, except of course a great book. So to start I must admit that I have somewhat confused eclectic tastes in literature and to the amusement of many who know me am quite happy to…