(something I wrote during my trip to Venice back in January...) Coming in to land at Venice, it looked so small. A little toy village with canals snaking their way through. This was my first glimpse of a much-photographed and talked-about place. The colour palette - rich reds, dusty browns and caramel tones - combine... Continue Reading →

My Top Tips for Reading Shakespeare

Hi everyone, Since secondary school, I've really enjoyed reading Shakespeare's works even when most of my other classmates didn't. Of course, it can be fun but it can also be incredibly challenging. Although Shakespeare is regarded as one of the greatest writers ever, the way he uses language and strucutre is almost unrecognisable today. Today... Continue Reading →

10 Books on My TBR Pile

Hi everyone, I've recently moved back home from university and so a massive re-organising and clear out of all the books I somehow acquired over the years was definitely needed! I love organising my book shelves; you find so much that you forgot you had/never knew you had. Here's a list of 10 books that... Continue Reading →

Why I Love Independent Bookshops

Hi everyone, I recently just got back from a little walk around my university town in Exeter, during which I visited what is now one of my favourite independent book stores. Though I can’t deny that I buy a lot of my books on Amazon and in Waterstones, there’s something about an independent book shop... Continue Reading →

My Penguin Clothbound Classics Collection!

Hi everyone, I love collecting books. That's just what I do. But books with beautiful front covers are my favourites. The Penguin clothbound classics are designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith and feature beautiful patterns and illustrations for some of the best classic books out there. I currently own 3 of the clothbound classics, so I thought... Continue Reading →

Currently Reading

Hi everyone, I thought I'd write a blog post to let you all know what I'm currently reading. I normally don't have this many books on the go at once, but lately my reading habits seem to be dictated by my mood. I'll pick up one book and start to read it, then I'll decide... Continue Reading →

3 Days, 3 Quotes (Day 3)

Hi everyone, Today's the last day of the 3 days, 3 quotes tag! To see what I chose for day 1 and day 2, click here and here. The Rules Thank the person who nominated you (Thanks again Kiersten!) Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day) Nominate three new bloggers... Continue Reading →

3 Days, 3 Quotes (Day 2)

Hello again, It's day 2 of the 3 days, 3 quotes challenge! If you want to have a look at the quote I chose for day 1, then click here. The Rules Thank the person who nominated you (Thank you again, Kiersten!) Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day) Nominate... Continue Reading →

3 Days, 3 Quotes Tag (Day 1)

Hi everyone, A massive thank you to Kiersten at @ Once Upon a Spine for tagging me in the 3 days, 3 quotes tag! I’ve been really excited to do this for a while now, but am only just getting around to it. Some of my most favourite quotes are from books, so this tag... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on: Victorian Novels

Hi everyone, I'm back again with another "Spotlight on:..." blog post! This time it's about my favourite Victorian novels and why I find reading books from the Victorian era so appealing. **I found that a lot of my favourite Victorian novels actually ended up being the same as my favourite Gothic Literature novels, so I've... Continue Reading →

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