Reading the Classics with guest author Mimi Matthews
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Today we're talking about the classics, and I have a special guest to join with me: Mimi Matthews. She's the author of such works as "The Belle of Belgrave Square" and the gender swapped retelling mashup of Jane Eyre and another gothic horror classic, entitled "John Eyre".  This was a wonderful interview that easily could have been a million hours long - we chat a little bit about our pets, give book recommendations, and writing tips, but the majority of the episode we talk about her books and the joy of reading the classics! 

Time stamps: 
00:00 Introduction
01:01 Horsing Around
04:50 What Have You Been Reading lately and we talk adaptations
09:27 Journey to Writing
14:04 Discussing John Eyre, Jane Eyre, and re-imagining the classics 
20:00 ish Spoilers for Jane Eyre, mild spoilers for John Eyre
24:55 Enjoying the Classics - Dickens, The Brontes, Thomas Hardy, Elizabeth Gaskell
34:40 Where to Start Reading the Classics 
39:45 Mimi’s Books 
42:00 Writing Advice and the importance of editing

Books Mentioned: 

Medusa's Sisters Lauren J. A. Bear 
Unnatural Creatures: A Novel of the Frankenstein Women by Kris Waldherr
Howard’s End by E. M. Forster
Manslaughter Park by Tirzah Price
My Plain Jane by  Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows 
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

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-Like and subscribe!
-I'm now a bookshop.org affiliate - check out my shop and find your next great read! https://bookshop.org/shop/bookshelfodyssey
-Buy me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bookshelfpod
- My Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2PTGNQWISVZE/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_3
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Podcast: https://bookshelfodyssey.buzzsprout.com/
Voxer: @artbookshelfodyssey
Discord: https://discord.gg/8MFceV2NFe
Facebook Group Page: @thebookshelfodyssey
Twitter: @odyssey_podcast
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