September Refresh: New Year, New Start (Sort of)

September Refresh

It’s the first of September and I don’t know about you but I’m ready for a little refresh. Maybe it’s the years of going back to school in September that have ingrained a sense of ‘new year, new start’ in me, but this time of year always seems like the perfect opportunity to metaphorically start again. Read more

Life is an Adventure, What Kind is Up to You

Life is an Adventure

Life is an adventure. But sometimes it can be hard to take the first steps to make positive changes. I think we’ve all heard that phrase; ‘adventure begins at the end of your comfort zone’ by now. But it got me thinking, does adventure always have to be a grand, life-changing thing? Read more

A Trip to Galway, Inisheer and The Cliffs of Moher

A Trip to Galway Inisheer and The Cliffs of Moher

Recently I packed my bags and headed on a trip to Galway and Inisheer with some friends for a summer getaway. With fabulous scenery, great Guinness and a visit Father Ted’s house I couldn’t resist the opportunity to tell you about it! Read more

Where to Start With Jane Austen

Where to start with Jane Austen

This year is the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death. After 200 years of sustained popularity, it’s almost impossible to be unfamiliar with at least some aspects of Jane Austen’s novels. Despite this, it’s sometimes hard to know where to start with Jane Austen. Let’s take a look at a few options. Read more

Review: Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte is an excellent introduction to the work of the third Bronte sister. Written in secret when she was working as a governess, it’s an unromantic portrayal of the Victorian governess reveals much about the daily life of these women. Less famous than Jane Eyre, but more than deserving of your attention. And here’s why. Read more

What I’ve Been Reading Lately

What I've Been Reading Lately

It’s been a while since I shared one of these kinds of posts but I thought it would be fun to share what I’ve been reading lately with you. Quite often the books that I am reading don’t make their way into full-size reviews here on The Female Scriblerian but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth sharing. With that said, let’s take a look at what’s been on my reading pile lately… Read more