I can't think of a better way to close out the Reading For A Lifetime week than with today's guest. I was already excited to talk with Jenny Williams, and then our actual conversation just blew me away.
Jenny is a true kindred spirit, and when you listen you’ll see why that description is so completely perfect for her. She illustrates beloved literary heroines for a living in her shop, Carrot Top Paper Shop, and yes, that’s totally an Anne of Green Gables reference. In this episode, we talk all about why we love our literary heroines of literature so. (Think Anne, Elizabeth, Jane, Hermione...) We wrestle with what makes for a modern heroine. And of course, we talk about our favorite books, and what we're reading now. This is such a fun topic, and it's also an important and timely one. I think you're gonna love it.
Give Carrot Top Paper Shop a look-see, and follow the store on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. To check out what Jenny is up to the rest of the time, follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Goodreads!
(psssst -- interested in getting a heroine print of your own? Join Jenny's "Kindred Spirit Club" to claim a free gift with your first purchase of $15 or more!)
Books discussed in this episode:
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• Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
• Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomerey
• Emily of New Moon, by L.M. Montgomerey
• The Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling
• To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
• The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
• A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
• Heidi, by Johanna Spyri
• Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
• The Princess & The Goblin, by George MacDonald
• Stories for Children, by Oscar Wilde
• Crime & Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
• The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
• Til We Have Faces, C.S. Lewis
• The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less, by Terry Ryan
• The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls
Authors also mentioned in this episode:
• Laura Ingalls Wilder
• Jane Austen
Alright, now it's time to gush about YOUR favorite literary heroines down in the comments. 😉