I know that I’m late on the International Women’s Day bandwagon – it was Thursday, if you somehow missed the wallpapering of incredible women across the internet and in real life – but A-Levels mean that I have a warped sense of time. I still refuse to believe that my exams are three months away.… Read More Favourite Books by Female Authors (belated IWD 2018)
Now it’s the 2nd of December, I’ve gone Christmas crazy. Feliz Navidad, chicas, because I’m not turning Wham down until the 26th. And what better way to celebrate my devotion to capitalism and materialism through dreaming about what I want for Christmas? Poetry and wine. For the second year running, I’d really like someone to just read… Read More A Bibiliophile’s Christmas Wishlist 2017
Could this be one of my top three reads of this year? Hell yes. My English teacher and best friend (not that the two are the same person, you understand) both recommended The Bloody Chamber. I wanted a short, sharp read that would take my mind off any feelings of stress and impending doom, and the library… Read More The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
A little WordPress notification popped up, thanking me for sticking around for two years. Blimey. I can’t quite believe that I’ve made it this far. Looking back at my earlier posts makes me cry a little bit inside, but that shows I’ve grown as a person, a reader, and hopefully a writer. In those two… Read More 2 years!
A shake-up to the schedule here, with thanks to Morgan at Scratchings on the Page for nominating me for this! The rules: Post the award to your blog Thank the person who nominated you State eleven facts about you Answer the questions Think of eleven more questions for the nominees Eleven facts about me: I… Read More Liebster Award (2)
Happy Valentine’s Day to me, destined to die alone with a bottle of red. Oh well – I can drown my sorrows not only in alcohol, but also in literature, as I am certain that there are characters out there worse off than myself. They probably don’t have Hamlet tickets. With Andrew Scott in the… Read More Happy Valentine’s Day
I never thought that I’d say this, but I have discovered that there is something beautifully endearing about 18th Century literature. I know, tie me to a bookcase and shoot me, for I am enjoying Wuthering Heights. I decided to start The French Lieutenant’s Woman a couple of nights ago, when I was completely knackered and needed something… Read More CR: The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles