My Monday Message – 18/06/18

Welcome to another of my Monday Message posts! Our quote this week comes from a book that I am currently reading: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol! I realise that this particular story might seem a little out of season, but it’s one of the books that I wanted to read over the summer (when I have…

Harry Potter Revisited: “The Boy Who Lived”

My long-suffering followers may by now know that I have simply adored J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series for pretty much my entire life. There was a time, in my younger years, where I simply couldn’t sleep without listening to the stories on audiobook. So, I have decided that it is time for me to share my…

Blogging Schedule: Summer 2018

At the beginning of last week, I mentioned that I was going to attempt to keep to a rough schedule during the summer months. I now have this schedule finalised, and feel the need to share it with you. Remember, though, this is not a fixed schedule. I may not always have a poem to post…

The Liebster Award

Thank you so much to the very kind Sweeter than Nothing and Tales from the Mind of Kristian for nominating me for The Liebster Award. It’s so lovely to think that my work is being appreciated by other bloggers! Please do check out their lovely work! Rules: Thank the person who nominated you and post a…

Three-Day Quote Challenge (Lyric Style) #1

The very kind Tales from the Mind of Kristian has nominated me for this interesting challenge. It is essentially the same as the ordinary three-day quote challenge, where nominees post a quote for three consecutive days, yet it requires song lyrics. Rules: Thank the person who nominated you. Post one quote (song lyric) each day…

0/5 For the Book Review System

Whether it’s a book, a film, or even an idea, we associate it with a certain numerical score. We can read Shakespeare’s Hamlet and give it a five-star review, and then read the latest instalment of the Fifty Shades of Gray series and give it a zero. This is the way that we recommend various titles to one another……

Summary: “The Wife of Bath’s Tale”

It’s been a while since I have written a “Tales from Chaucer” post. This is where I write a summary of a tale from Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales and consider some of its main themes. “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” is arguably one of the more well-known tales, probably because it is such a great story….

“The Shining”: Book Review

My long-term followers will now be very much aware that I am a self-professed lover of the gothic genre. From Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto to Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, I have enjoyed pretty much every gothic-style novel that I have picked up, yet, until recently, I had never read a single book by Stephen King….

“The Good, Great Man”: Analysis

The Poem The Good, Great Man By Samuel Taylor Coleridge “How seldom, friend! a good great man inherits Honour or wealth with all his worth and pains! It sounds like stones from the land of spirits If any man obtain that which he merits Or any merit that which he obtains.“ REPLY TO THE ABOVE For…