[Gifted from the publisher, Endeavour Media, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own]
There’s Something About Darcy will be available to pre-order via Amazon until publication day on the 11th November. You can find the pre-order/buy link here. There’s Something About Darcy can also be found on Goodreads here.
A must-read for every Darcy and Jane Austen fan.
Gabrielle Malcolm has taken the mass hysteria that surrounds Austen’s Fitzwilliam Darcy and turned it into a comprehensive non-fictional-essay-of-sorts. She runs through the many inspirations of the character and how he, in turn, has pathed the way for a new type of literary character.
The once brooding Gothic hero, aristocratic elitist and romantic Regency man of action has transformed into a vampire, zombie, and Colin Firth.
As an essay, it is very well done. From the (
sheer amount of) writing, you get the sense that Malcolm really appreciates Darcy as a character. It makes reading it a lil easier. Her passion for the many varying interpretations of Darcy helps you to stay on the surface level. It is, after all, one giant essay. It’s like the stuff you read for university, but it’s a lot more humble because Malcolm inserts herself into the text.
It provides some interesting interpretations of Darcy…
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I don’t usually re-read books.
I’m one of those people who get stressed out by the idea that there are *so* many books I want to read but time is a thing and I find new books to add to my TBR every other day. So, instead of re-reading books, I just read new ones.
But I want that to change this year. I’ve been really pretty down in the dumps recently and I thought: what better way to cheer myself up than by re-reading old favourites?
They’re favourites for a reason: they make me happy. I need them now more than ever. So, 2019 is officially my year of re-reads. I’ve already started on a few, but I’ve got a lot I want to get to. To make sure it happens, because, knowing me, I’ll probably get distracted by new books, I thought I’d write a post. It kinda means I have to do it then.
Let’s get to it…
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It’s that time of year again. I’m here to discuss my 2019 reading challenge! I don’t think I’ll be selecting as many books as last year, despite getting through most of them. I want to keep it quite simple as my university schedule is so crazy. I need some sort of calm in my life at the minute.
Anyway, below are five books that I’m dying to get to in the new year – series I need to finish, lost manuscripts, a series I want to re-visit, a classic I should have read last year, and a completely new and spontaneous buy. Here’s my 2019 TBR…
Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare:
I am dying to finish this series! Cassandra Clare is one of those authors that I’ll never tire of. I lived for the Shadowhunter world when I was in sixth form, and any moment I can spend in it is a moment well spent as far as I’m concerned. I also can’t wait to get my hands on Chain of Gold this year. I’ve been patiently waiting for it, so I pray to GOD that Will Herondale makes an appearance
(I miss him a lot)!
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