6 Pride And Prejudice Spin-Offs To Read Right Now

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen Spin OffsIt is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice is one of the most famous books on the planet – not bad for an author who never left Britain.

With very little action and absolutely no sex, the plot doesn’t scream ‘modern best seller’ but, like thousands of others, I’ve fallen in love with Jane Austen’s romantic classic. Continue reading “6 Pride And Prejudice Spin-Offs To Read Right Now”

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Couples in Books

Top Ten TuesdayHello readers! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s theme is ‘Favourite Couples in Books’.

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4 Ways Children’s Literature Gave Me Unrealistic Expectations About Life

Children's booksI had an adventurous childhood. I flew with dragons, scaled beanstalks and met a whole zoo’s worth of talking animals.

When I pulled my head out of a book, real life was fun but more… mundane. My friends and I never foiled gangs of international smugglers and the back of my wardrobe remained disappointingly solid (I know because I checked).

As I got older, I realised that good parenting might be the cause. Lake-side holidays involved lifejackets and supervision instead of Swallows-and-Amazons-style neglect.

Taking Turkish Delight from witches was also a big no. I’d been given the stranger danger talk and, unlike Edmund, I’d listened. 

Now that I’m in my 30s and “adulting” I’ve had to look reality in the face; I’ll never ride a sparkly unicorn into battle and wouldn’t want to anyway. Continue reading “4 Ways Children’s Literature Gave Me Unrealistic Expectations About Life”

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I (Still!) Mean to Read

Top Ten TuesdayHello readers! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday looks at the books I added to my must-read list over the last few months. The topic is ‘books I didn’t get to in 2018’.

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Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2018

Top Ten Tuesday

Hello readers! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s topic is new-to-me authors I read in 2018.

This meme was launched by The Broke and the Bookish and has been hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl since January 2018. If you’d like to find out more, or plan to create your own list, simply visit the host website by clicking here

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Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books of 2019

Top Ten TuesdayHello readers! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. This week we’re naming our most anticipated reads for the first half of 2019.

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