Heroine's Bookshelf, The: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder

Registered by Kally93 of Brantford, Ontario Canada on 3/5/2012
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Kally93 from Brantford, Ontario Canada on Monday, March 05, 2012
Sent to eponine38 through the bookdepository.com for the International Women's Day Exchange. Enjoy the book eponine38!

Journal Entry 2 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, April 07, 2012
Sorry...just realized I never journaled the book when I received it :-(.
Thank you again, Kally93. I look forward to reading it!

Journal Entry 3 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, April 14, 2012
Read this in one day. I've only actually read 3 of the 12 books discussed, but that may even be an advantage: I've found that many of the not-yet-read ones should not be missed!

Blakemore describes 12 struggles endured or qualities possessed by female characters in literature, one for each work cited. For example, Pride and Prejudice's Lizzy Bennett shows the importance of being true to one's Self; Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird embodies Compassion; Jane Eyre demonstrates Steadfastness. I enjoyed reading each capsule history of the work's background as well.

A wonderful extra touch: at the end of each chapter is a list of 3 situations/moods in which to read the work, and 3 "literary sisters" of the character. For example, Blakemore suggests we read To Kill a Mockingbird
* before a court date or having to stare down a particularly loathsome work project
* with your own little girl
* when you get tired of being yelled at by cable news [love that one!]

Jane Eyre's Literary sisters are:
* Mrs. de Winter in Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
* Cassandra Mortmain in I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
* Cathy Earnshaw in Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

This book will move on in the Bookish bookbox.

Journal Entry 4 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, April 14, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (4/14/2012 UTC) at Winchester, Massachusetts USA

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Added to MaryZee's Bookish bookbox. Hope someone will enjoy it!


Journal Entry 5 by NancyNova at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, April 28, 2012
Retrieved from the bookish bookbox and added to the Mt TBR stash!

Journal Entry 6 by NancyNova at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, April 01, 2013
another entry to get the book to show up in my list

Journal Entry 7 by NancyNova at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, August 10, 2013
from MaryZee's bookish book box; easy book just to skim through chapters on "themes", such as what fits with Faith or Dignity. Now moving along in another bookish bookbox

Journal Entry 8 by NancyNova at Donalds, South Carolina USA on Saturday, August 10, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (8/10/2013 UTC) at Donalds, South Carolina USA

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Originally from MaryZee's bookish bookbox, now going into the books bookbox.

Journal Entry 9 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Thursday, October 17, 2013
Taking this out from the bookbox. There are actually two copies of it but I like this cover better. : )

Journal Entry 10 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Sunday, October 11, 2015
This book is part book review and part author biography, of several of the author's favorite books that she keeps re-reading and finding inspiration and encouragement over the year. Needless to say, this is a very personal list, though all the titles can be considered classics and must reads. It makes me want to read the ones I haven't, and re-read the ones I did, so I can better appreciate them. And I think this books encourages us to take inspiration from our favorite books as well.

Journal Entry 11 by wingAzukiwing at Tsim Sha Tsui, Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (10/13/2015 UTC) at Tsim Sha Tsui, Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong

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Released at the BookCrossing meetup at King Ludwig Beer Hall. Glad to see all of you there!! Not much book trading as we all have read less than before and some on ebooks, but it was great fun sharing food and chit-chatting.

Journal Entry 12 by watakeet at Tsim Sha Tsui, Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong on Thursday, December 03, 2015
packing it for my trip. see if i can finish it on the way and leave it for some good hands before returning.

Journal Entry 13 by watakeet at KC Grande Spa and Resort in Ko Chang, Trat Thailand on Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (12/9/2015 UTC) at KC Grande Spa and Resort in Ko Chang, Trat Thailand

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this book was a pleasant read and gives a deeper meaning to the books that i have read. the preface was very touching too.

gonna release it at the spa or recpetion area of thr hotel.

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