Woman Of The Month: Anne Brontë

“To represent a bad thing in its least offensive light is, doubtless, the most agreeable course for a writer of fiction to pursue; but is it the most honest, or the safest? Is it better to reveal the snares and pitfalls of life to the young a nd thoughtless traveller, or to cover them with... Continue Reading →

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Blog Goals 2018

  Like it or not, 2018 is going to be one of the most important years of my life. Even typing that sentence has just hit me with waves of panic, and my last term of university hasn’t even started yet. I’m going to graduate, and most leave likely the city that I’ve loved for... Continue Reading →

My Favourite Books of 2017

I’ve managed to (just) reach my Goodreads reading challenge of the year by reading 40 books. I’m really happy with what I’ve read this year, and I have been lucky enough to read some wonderful books that will stay with me forever. Here are my favourites that ranked above the others this year. Autumn and... Continue Reading →

Christmas Book Haul

I didn't go too overboard this Christmas with books, especially considering the to-read pile in my room that has become a mountain this year. I got four new books for Christmas, all of which I'm very excited to read in 2018.   Women and Power by Mary Beard The second I saw this in Waterstones... Continue Reading →

Winter in Literature

“That’s what winter is: an exercise in remembering how to still yourself then how to come pliantly back to life again." - Winter by Ali Smith   Winter has never been my favourite season, especially in literature. It feels at times too aligned with darkness and coldness, especially once the magic of Christmas gets stripped away.... Continue Reading →

Winter in Winchester

“What he longs for instead, as he sits at the food-strewn table, is winter, winter itself. He wants the essentiality of winter, not this half-season grey selfsameness. He wants real winter where woods are sheathed in snow, trees emphatic with its white, their bareness shining and enhanced because of it, the ground underfoot snow-covered as... Continue Reading →

Classics I Want To Read

After doing a post about my favourite classic novels, I realised how many classics I still haven’t read, some I still desperately want to read that have been slowly collecting dust in my to-read pile, others I’m curious or not too sure about. Here is a short list of the classics that I want to... Continue Reading →

My Favourite Classic Novels

I’ve mentioned a few of my favourite novels on here before, but I thought it would be nice to do a post on what most of my preferred books fall under: Classics. I haven’t talked about a lot of my favourite books yet, so here’s a short overview of some that I love. Wuthering Heights... Continue Reading →

5 Books I Want To Read Before 2018

  After an intense, exhausting and stressful week I've taken a much needed day off today. I've spent pretty much the whole week writing uni assignments, and they're so nearly done and I'm ready to sleep for the rest of the year. I've had today off to rest, recharge and do some general organisation of... Continue Reading →

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