Showing posts from December, 2010

Literary Musing : Modern Renditions of Classics

We all know the stories of Pride and Prejudice, Little Women, Wuthering Heights, Sense and Sensibility, Other Jane Austen Titles, The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick and Jane Eyre. When we see these titles we all know what they are about, we’ve either read the books “the originals” or if you are like me, then you have read modern day “What if ...... was set in the 21st Century or today’s society or even a time travel back to their time books, many of those which are adorning the bookshelves of teenage collections.                                                              When it comes to Jane Austen, I am a sucker for her. I just love her stories and anything about her, her books and of course the hot Mr Darcy. She also happens to be one of the most written about authors and many of her books have been made into modern renditions. Titles Include: • Pies and Prejudice by Heather Vogel Fredrick , Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard , Prom and Prejudice , Confessions of a Jane A

Literary Musing : Banned Books 2010 – The Most Challenged Top Ten Books Classics in the 21st Century.

Banned Books 2010 – The Most Challenged Top Ten Books Classics in the 21st Century.              Every year, during Banned Book week – we are presented with a list of books that have been officially looked upon as troublesome etc and are compiled into a list that many have decided to challenge for one reason or another, ones that people don’t think are suitable for us to be reading. During Banned Book Week, I wrote up a review of the series “Vampire Academy” by Richelle Mead as we had the mini challenge to read and review a book that was on the banned list and it got me thinking, how many other popular books that the majority of teens, even adults have read –made the list. The books that I list below are ones that I’ve read. How many of you, can say Yes I’ve read that and question yourself, why it was banned? Some books and authors suffer through the banning of books and receive criticism, backlash galore. Here below is a list of books and authors that have gone through the

Literary Musing : Pretty In Pink Literature

Pretty in Pink Literature                With the rising trend in Chick Literature for Young Adults to the older audience of Females, it’s not surprising that there has been a new brand of genre released titled Pink Literature. What is Pink Literature you may ask? Pink Lit is basically Chick Lit genre aimed at tweens and YA/Teens – more commonly the age group of 10-18 years. Books that fall under the category of Pink Lit are books that have or surround those everyday issues like Love, Friendship, Relationships and Boys, Boys, Boys as the Britney Spears song goes. Today’s Blog post will be a little different with me breaking it into lists of authors and titles that are appropriate for the specific age-groups with a little blurb about each title or collection of titles. Ages 9-12 • Switched, Vampilicious, Fang-tastic and Re-Vamped series by Sienna Mercer – This is a mixture between Supernatural as one twin is a human and the other is a Vampire. It contains School, Frien