4 Books by Jane Austen

The Jane Austen resurgence was all the rage when I was in high school! Other authors started publishing fan fiction based off her characters, new film renditions of her work took to the silver screen, even books about people reading her books became popular! I began reading her because, at age fourteen, I was bored … Continue reading 4 Books by Jane Austen

Author Spotlight: Mark Twain

In the summer of tenth grade going into eleventh, I read 3 books by Mark Twain: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Pudd’nhead Wilson. To begin with Tom & Huck (1876 and 1884, respectively), whose stories really run together for me: I had grown up watching various film versions of … Continue reading Author Spotlight: Mark Twain

Author Spotlight: H.G. Wells

I read this Barnes & Noble H.G. Wells omnibus one summer, back when I was in high school. The Time Machine is the story of a time traveler who voyages into the future and meets bizarre human-like species - and almost doesn’t get back to his own time. I could imagine this was the original Star Trek when it first … Continue reading Author Spotlight: H.G. Wells