Woman of the Month: Ada Lovelace

"That brain of mine is something more than merely mortal; as time will show." Ada Lovelace 1815-1852  I can still remember clearly when I first read about Ada Lovelace. There was a chapter dedicated to her in Jenni Murray’s A History of Britain in 21 Women (amazing book btw). The great thing about that book, was... Continue Reading →

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February Walks in Winchester

It’s been afrustrating few weeks where nothing is progressing the way I want it to. There’s been a lot on, in terms of trying to get a full draft of my dissertation done by the end of the month, my seminar workload has steadily increased, not to mention the three essays I need to write... Continue Reading →

January Reading Roundup/Review

It’s not been a bad start to 2018 reading wise. My Goodreads challenge is 45 books, and so far thankfully I'm on track, which I'm hoping I can keep it up throughout the year. I've read 4 books, half for pleasure, and half for my course, so I’m please there’s been a healthy balance between... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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