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The Art of Reading Classics

I’ve been reading The Secret Garden all afternoon. It’s been lovely. I like it because it’s a relatively girly book without being chicklit or romance. It’s just a nice story with great character development and plot. Classics are seriously the best. It’s nice to read something, well, nice because this afternoon has been pretty down. […]

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The Art of Writing a Book

I am not an expert in writing. I may be naturally inclined to words (especially in comparison to numbers *shudders*) but that doesn’t mean I’m all knowledgeable. I don’t really know how to deal with writer’s block and I only know that a novel is typically between 55,000 and 200,000 words because I just googled […]

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The Art of Reading Agatha Christie

I really enjoy reading Agatha Christie novels. Whenever I start an Agatha Christie, there’s usually a part of me that struggles because there are so many characters and half of them are French so you can’t pronounce their names, so each time you read their name you kind of skim over it in your mind. […]

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The Art of Loving Classics

Classic books tend to be my favourites, because they’re so well written and so beautiful and, whilst some of them are tragic, they have really satisfying endings. Thing is, they’re really hard to read. Usually after the first 50-100 pages you’re into the story and you’re used to the rhythm of the book and language […]

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The Art of Reading your To-Read List

I have known this struggle and I have known many others with this struggle; having too many books to read and not enough time to read them all. I used to go searching for new books to read; whenever I would go to the library I’d get fifteen books rather than four, and whenever I […]