Books for International Women’s Day

My favourite books by women, about women in history. There’s so many posts I wanted to write for today, which hopefully I will at some point. For now, however, I’m sticking to these ones in particular, as these have shaped my outlook on history, and remind me that there is hundreds and thousands of years... Continue Reading →


February Reading Roundup/Review

February has been a month mostly dominated by course reading, but that should change next month hopefully! Even so, the books for my course this month have been incredibly interesting, so I've been quite lucky this month. Howards End by E.M. Forster: Rating Five Stars “Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will... 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 →


The Quiet Brilliance of Agnes Grey

Anne Brontë is my woman of the month for January, and for a follow up post to celebrate her I thought I would express my admiration for her first novel Agnes Grey. I’ve written quite a bit on The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, but think it is the perfect time to express my love for... 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 →


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 →


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