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April reads (in 30 words) 2015

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After a hard reading month in March, I seemed to fly through books in April. So not to make too long a post, I decided to try and sum up my thoughts on each book in 30 words. Here we go… The Story of Britain by Roy Strong Large coffee-table style book with short chapters… Continue reading April reads (in 30 words) 2015

New in #1

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I’ve not posted a book haul yet, and I wasn’t sure it was something I was ever going to do. But recently I’ve picked up a few beautiful and interesting books so I thought I’d give it a go. First up are two of the Penguin English Library series which I’m slowly becoming obsessed with.… Continue reading New in #1

Top 10 Literary Heroines

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This post was inspired by two things. Firstly watching Ron Lit’s recent video on her top 10 heroines (FYI her videos on Jane Austen are amazing). Secondly to get into using my Literary Listography. I’ve been two nervous of messing up this beautiful book to actual fill in any lists! Although Heroines isn’t in the… Continue reading Top 10 Literary Heroines

Ahead of my own time

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This week, I decided to pick up Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift. It has been sitting in my pile of unread classics since I first tried to read it as a teenager many years ago. I picked it up with a sense of dread, remembering it is a real slog, difficult to understand and one… Continue reading Ahead of my own time