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March 2020 Reading

March wasn’t the biggest reading month, but I’m still happily making my way through a few books I’ve been reading for a while. One of which being The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins). I’m really enjoying it, but am only getting through a few pages a day due to the small font and heavy writing […]

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February 2020 Reading

February consisted of some heavy reading as uni starts in March and I had to read books for my English class (engaging with literature). So, here we go. The classics I read this month were mostly winners, but they all took a lot out of me. Pygmalion, the play by Bernard Shaw, was fantastic when […]

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December 2019 Reading

As we reach the end of the year, I’m happy to say I read over 100 books! 108 in total, though I may be able to scrape in another one or two before January. This month I did read a few books I haven’t reviewed; two Irene Hannon’s (Christian fiction, not Amish) and a Jan […]

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November 2019 Reading

I’ve read 100 books this year! Which means my secret not-so-secret goal of reading that many this year has been fulfilled! I’m so chuffed about it, especially because this year I made an effort to read books out of my comfort zone. And for the most part, it paid off by discovering some gems. Because […]

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Reading Widely

I have my favourite books, and they’re generally classics which feature strong yet lovable women and heart-warming yet hard-earned romance. Northanger Abbey (Jane Austen), Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte), North and South (Elizabeth Gaskell), for instance. Other favourites include The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett), The Help (Kathryn Stockett), and Call the Midwife (Jennifer Worth). While […]

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October 2019 Reading

October looks great regarding my reading, but in truth half of these are children’s books. Still, it’s said that being a great writer is helped by reading widely. The children’s books are for my university course starting in a couple weeks, and as I’ve been reading classics (never again, Wuthering Heights) it was a nice […]

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September 2019 Reading

I only finished one book in September, but I’ve reached my goal of 80 books this year (even though my not-so-secret secret goal is 100) so I’m not complaining. Next trimester I have to read a bunch of children’s books, which I’m really looking forward to. It’ll be interesting to study what makes one a […]

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Modern Poetry / Book Recs

I’ve had this list of book recommendations just sitting in a word document for a number of weeks, and I think it’s finally time to let it shine. And, okay, it’s only two books, but I didn’t want to overwhelm you. Memories by Lang Leav In this monthly reading post I reviewed Lang Leav’s latest […]

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Christian Fiction / Book Recs

In my experience, Christian fiction ranges from the “we said grace before dinner” to “I met God when I went for a walk this morning”. Here are three Christian novels that I find to be equally helpful and encouraging, God-focused and educational, and entertaining. All are for adults (rather than being aimed at teenagers). A […]

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Writing: Fiction / Book Recs

For today’s blog post I thought I’d recommend three novels that surround writing. In each book our protagonist is an aspiring writer of sorts. (Please forget that I made ‘Creative Fridays’ because honestly, that was being incredibly optimistic.) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Part of this book’s appeal is Rainbow Rowell’s gorgeous writing. It’s a book […]