The Puzzle that is Lucy Snowe

Lucy, I wonder of anybody will ever comprehend you altogether?Charlotte Brontë, Villette (1853) Over the April and May this year, I revisited Charlotte Brontë’s fourth and final novel Villette (1853; but it was the third to be published; her first, The Professor, was published later) with a book group on Goodreads. Villette is seen as…

Meowy Kitmas: Some Kitty Christmas Reads!

Merry Christmas, every one! Hope you all have as good a celebration as possible, with all the restrictions back again. I didn't think there'd be yet another variant rearing its head this time around as well, but I guess we must make the best of things. This time around, for my Christmas post, I have…

#NonFictionNovember: My Non Fiction Reads in 2021

While I haven't been keeping up with the prompts for #NonFictionNovember, I still do mean to sneak in at least one non-fiction read in what's left of the month, but in the meantime, here's a roundup of the non-fiction titles I have read so far in 2021. To my own surprise, I read 12 non-fiction…

Dogs in Classic Mystery Fiction: International Dog Day Post

A bookmark I received with one of my many purchases of second-hand books online 26 August 2021 is International Dog Day 2021, and to celebrate man's best friend here on Literary Potpourri, I thought of taking a look at some dogs in classic mystery books. There are of course plenty of cute dogs in the…

Cat Pun Book Titles: The Catamewtics Edition

Do you love cats? And numpurrs? Then this is the post for you! Welcome to another Cat Pun Book Titles post-the catamewtics edition! Catamewtics is the study of numpurrs, shapes, and quankities. Catamewtics offurs plenty of branches to study. If you want to learn about opurrations with numpurrs, then arthimewtics might be a good pick…

Women’s Day Post: Women-centric Retellings of Greek Mythology

Conventional tellings of mythology have long been questioned, including Greek Mythology, and in fiction and literature we have long seen versions focusing on the 'heroines' and not heroes--versions that tell their story, their perspective, and also many times question not only the dominant versions but also the perfect images of the heroes of Greek Myth…

More Cat (Pun) Book Titles

Via Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Felix_aprilmaze_08.jpg#filelinks Last I had a short post on Cat Pun book titles (here), based partly on some of these that a friend and I used to make up for fun. We had lists that ran into pages and pages but I still haven't found either the emails or the note pads I…

The Name is Strange #FictionalCharacters

Photo by Gabby K on Pexels.com October is the month for things strange, eerie and spooky, and in our reads too, we tend to pick up the mysterious or something with monsters, ghouls, and vampires aplenty (or even a few). Last year I had compiled a short list of some of my favourite spooky/scary reads…

Not Just Anne of Green Gables: Some L.M. Montgomery Favourites

L.M. Montgomery or Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1952) was a Canadian author, best known for Anne of Green Gables, her 1908 book about a little red-headed orphan girl who arrives by mistake at the home of Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, siblings running a farm who had wanted to adopt a boy. But before long, she wins…

At Bertram’s Hotel: Some Tidbits

Lately, I have been re-reading Agatha Christie mysteries, which are comfortable cosies always fun to come back to when when is not in the mood for anything else. The latest in the list is not a Poirot like the last couple, but Miss Marple, At Bertram's Hotel, which was a 'buddy read' with Rekha from…