How To Beat a Reading Slump and Fall in Love With Reading Again

How to beat a reading slump

How to beat a reading slump? That’s the question! Recently, I’ve had a little bit of trouble with reading.  I could give you a list as long as my arm featuring all the books I have tried to read. But in contrast my pile of finished books is looking a little sparse. This happens to every reader sometimes, but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating! Here’s a few things I try when reading fatigue takes over. Read more

8 Things I Hate About Pride and Prejudice

8 Things I Hate About Pride and Prejudice

I never thought I would write a post called 8 Things I Hate About Pride and Prejudice! In fact, to be totally honest, I love Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; it’s probably one of my favourite books. But that doesn’t mean it’s the perfect book. So, when I noticed a more than a few negatives on a recent re-read, I decided to share them. 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

10 Best Books Set in The French Riviera

10 Best Books set in the French Riviera

Summer is here and so today we’re going to do a little literary jet-setting to the South of France, with the 10 best books set in the French Riviera. There’s no need to pack your suitcase. Just bring your imagination as we set off to the beautiful Côte d’Azure (or the bookshop, whichever you prefer!). Read more