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Jane Eyre Cover Image
By Charlotte Bronte, Stevie Davies (Editor), Stevie Davies (Introduction by), Stevie Davies (Notes by)
$9.00
ISBN: 9780141441146
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Classics - August 15th, 2006

“Do you think I am an automaton? — a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! — I have as much soul as you — and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh: it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God's feet, equal — as we are!” 

-Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

 

This is my favorite story. 

"Jane Eyre" explores such themes as equality, religion, love, and social class, all bound up in Gothic trimmings, beautiful language, and imagery. Dear reader, I implore you - read this novel. It is life-changing. :)


Burns: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780307266163
Availability: Backordered
Published: Everyman's Library - January 9th, 2007

“But pleasures are like poppies spread,
You seize the flower, it's bloom is shed;
Or, like the snow-fall in the river,
A moment white, then melts forever.” 

-Robert Burns, Tam O'Shanter


The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book I: The Mysterious Howling Cover Image
By Maryrose Wood, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061791055
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 23rd, 2010

“All books are judged by their covers until they are read.” -Maryrose Wood, The Mysterious Howling

A Victorian governess is put in charge of three young children who might have been raised by wolves. I loved the nods to classic literaure within the story! The Mysterious Howling is the first book in a wonderful series, the last one coming out summer 2018! 


Outlander (Starz Tie-in Edition): A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780553393699
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dell - July 1st, 2014

As far as guilty pleasures go, this one I gladly own up to! It's wonderful blend of historical fiction, romance, fantasy, and it's set in my favorite time period. :)


Jane Steele Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425283202
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 14th, 2017

"Reader, I murdered him." Dun dun da! Such a fun homage to Jane Eyre! Full of swordfights, hidden treasure, Sikh butlers and, of course, murder most foul.


Mr. Rochester Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781455569809
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 9th, 2017

"Nature meant me to be, on the whole, a good man, Miss Eyre; one of the better kind, and you see I am not so." -Mr. Rochester, Jane Eyre

Ever wonder what shaped Edward Fairfax Rochester into such a brooding, eccentrically-complex character? Follow him from childhood into Jane Eyre and decide for yourself if the author paints a just portrait of such a beloved man.


The Penguin Book of Scottish Verse Cover Image
By Robert Crawford (Editor), Mick Imlah (Introduction by), Mick Imlah (Editor), Robert Crawford (Introduction by)
$23.00
ISBN: 9780140424669
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Classics - December 18th, 2007

A lovely springboard for those interested in Scottish Poetry...


Daddy Honk Honk! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399186769
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - May 9th, 2017

An arctic fox learns how to take care of a baby and becomes a father in the process. Darling book!


Fresh: Simple, Delicious Recipes to Make You Feel Energized! Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781454923046
Availability: Backordered
Published: Sterling Publishing (NY) - March 7th, 2017

Donal's passion and enthusiasm for what he does is unparalleled. Check him out! http://www.donalskehan.com/


Dracula (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
$11.00
ISBN: 9780307743305
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Published: Vintage - June 14th, 2011

I loved the epistolary format of this book, and how the characters' experiences weave the story together, giving the reader a sense of unease and impending doom... 


Journey's End Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780147512901
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Published: Puffin Books - October 3rd, 2017

The people in the Scottish village of Journey's End have ever dwelt beside the Boundary- a mysterious fog bank where, legend has it, once you venture into the mist, you never come out... until someone does: a village boy from 1918. Can Nolie and Bel discover the mystery of the fog and save the town of Journey's End? 


The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780147517135
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Published: Puffin Books - March 7th, 2017

During the WWII blitz, three siblings are sent to a mysterious castle in Scotland where all is not what it seems. With secret passages, Nazis, dark magic and a gutsy heroine, this book is creepy in the best way possible. Best if read during a thunderstorm under the sheets with a flashlight! 


The Wizards of Once Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316508339
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2017

The Wizard of Once is the start of an exciting new series by How to train Your Dragon's marvelous author Cressida Cowell. The book tells the tale of Xar, a wizard boy who desperately waiting for his magic to kick in, and Wish, a quirky princess with a magical sword. Something in the deep wakens... and they are the only ones to stop it. 


My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781683690139
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Published: Quirk Books - April 3rd, 2018

A choose-your-own-adventure for adults! Navigate your way through nineteenth-century society and choose whom you wish to be romantically entangled with! SUCH FUN! Taking hints from classic British Literature and featuring pop culture fascinations such as werewolves, lady pirates, and kilted Scotsmen in poofy shirts, "My Lady's Choosing" is a wonderfully cheeky escape from reality. :)