Venice

(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 →

My Top 12 Badass Female Book Characters

I love strong characters in books. It's one of the main aspects that really draws me in. But I love strong female characters even more. Since I was a little girl, books and literature have been where I've found the majority of my role models. I looked up to certain characters and wanted to emulate... 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 →

Update!

Hi everyone, I know that some of you won’t have even noticed that I was M.I.A from this blog all throughout April and May! But unfortunately, university work/exams/dissertation just completely took over any spare time I had. Although I may have had time to write a quick blog post here and there, I really didn’t... 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 →

Spring Reading

Hi everyone, Now that the snow has finally stopped in England, flowers are beginning to bloom and the sun shines for longer, I thought it was about time to start getting in the spring mood. I always find myself more engrossed in the story when I read books in whatever season they're set in. I... Continue Reading →

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