It’s Time for a Change

Dear Followers, I am enormously appreciative of all the support you have given A Literary Life over the past couple of years. Thank you for all your kind words and feedback. Now, though, it is time for a change. I have wanted to progress my little book blog for quite a long time; I love writing about... Continue Reading →


Harry Potter Revisited

I want to begin this post with an apology. Towards the end of last summer, I started a new blog segment called "Harry Potter Revisited". My plan was, every week, I would write a blog post about a chapter of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Unfortunately, I couldn't keep up with this schedule; almost... Continue Reading →

“The Exorcist”: Book Review

Title: The Exorcist. Author: William Peter Blatty. Publication: 1971, Harper & Row. My Edition: 2011, Corgi Books. Length: 400 pages. Genre(s): Horror, Gothic, Thriller. My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Audible Eight-year-old Regan MacNeil is a sweet child; every morning, she sneaks downstairs to leave a rose on her mother's breakfast plate. When she... Continue Reading →

Weekly Book Deals (04/03/19)

Welcome to my weekly book deals post. Each week, I plan on recommending a selection of books based on monthly and weekly book deals. These are either books which I have read (and loved), or books which I really want to read! Enjoy the deals! 5 Kindle Books Under £2* The Bear and the Nightingale... Continue Reading →

“The Diary of a Bookseller”: Book Review

Title: The Diary of a Bookseller. Author: Shaun Bythell. Publication: 2017, Profile Books. My Edition: 2017, Audible Audio. Length: 9 hours, 41 minutes / 310 pages. Genre(s): Non-Fiction, Autobiography, Memoir. My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Audible In 2014, Shaun Bythell, owner of The Bookshop, the largest second-hand bookshop in Scotland, decided to start... Continue Reading →

Reading Wrap Up: February 2019

It's the last day of February, which means it's time for my monthly reading wrap up! February has been quite a positive reading month for me (although I certainly haven't managed to read all of the books I planned on reading - check out my February reading challenge here)! So far, 2019 is going really well in... Continue Reading →

“The Story of an African Farm”: Book Review

Title: The Story of an African Farm. Author: Olive Schreiner. Publication: 1883, Chapman & Hall. My Edition: 1982, Penguin Classics. Length: 304 pages. Genre(s): Classic, Cultural, Christian. My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Links: Goodreads | Amazon Em and Lyndall are two very different girls. Brought up together on a farm in the midst of the African plains, the... Continue Reading →

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