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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

A new obsession…the world of Pern

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If it’s not already well established on my blog, let’s make something clear. I love stories about dragons, really can’t get enough of them. So when someone recommended Anne Mccaffrey’s Dragon Riders of Pern series, it wasn’t exactly a hard sell. I was really ready for a new epic series and thought this might fit… Continue reading A new obsession…the world of Pern

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

On The Song of Ice and Fire: The role of women

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Fantasy is one of my all time favourite genres and the seriesĀ A Song of Ice and FireĀ (ASOIF) by George RR Martin summed up why in so many ways: an all encompassing new reality, magic, awesome characters, plot twists and, most importantly, dragons. What ASOIF also has is strong female characters who boldly take on traditional… Continue reading On The Song of Ice and Fire: The role of women