buying books in charity shops: the debate which is pissing me off

If there’s not enough for me to be worrying about this week (results day, Brexit, the Labour party, the Conservative party, the state of my lawn), the Twitter book world throws up another curve ball: the ‘problem’ of buying books in charity shops. Problem? what problem? It’s certainly caused me a problem, as I recently… Read More buying books in charity shops: the debate which is pissing me off

it was lit: formal education growing a love for literature

And I’m back again to scream into the internet void, as I encounter more Twitter threads which vaguely irritate me. Today’s topic: the way in which formal education is blamed for the death of teenagers’ love for literature. I see this yo-yoed across the internet, with teenagers blaming boring teachers, boring books and boring exams… Read More it was lit: formal education growing a love for literature

why labelling classics as Boring is ultimately detrimental

As an avid reader of The Classics, as they are somewhat threateningly labelled, I have lots of issues with the stereotype that they are boring, difficult and therefore perhaps only read by the pretentious type of person. Whilst I acknowledge that Ulysses is a bloody beast, and I would still rather ram toothpicks up my nose than… Read More why labelling classics as Boring is ultimately detrimental