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 →

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World Book Day: Roald Dahl Under the Spotlight

It's World Book Day in the UK, and children up and down the country will be sitting in school, dressed up as characters from the Percy Jackson and Harry Potter series. This is a day for everyone to appreciate their favourite books, but it is particularly important in schools, as children are encouraged to talk about... 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 →

What Makes a Book a “Classic”?

It is a common trend within the book community to refer to a book as either a "contemporary" or a "classic". These terms separate the likes of Stephenie Meyer and J. K. Rowling from Charles Dickens and Virginia Woolf. Yet despite the commonplace nature of these terms, they seem to lack clear definitions, and this... Continue Reading →

Reading Wrap Up: January 2019

The first month of 2019 is coming to a close, and it is bringing with it my monthly reading wrap up! Every month, I set myself the challenge of reading a certain number of books, and I try to specify precisely which books I want to read. This January, I set myself the challenge of... Continue Reading →

Down the TBR Hole #9

Down the TBR Hole is a blog meme begun in 2016 by Lost in a Story. It's a fun way of organising your bookshelves, asking you to separate the books you actually want to read from those you added to your TBR list because you thought you probably should. Rules: Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf. Order... Continue Reading →

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