10 Reasons why I love reading lists

It's the time of year when students are receiving their reading lists for new courses or new modules starting in September. Reading lists won't always be fun and as an English undergraduate I'm happy that my reading lists are mostly fiction instead of nonfiction books. I don't think I'd be that enthusiastic about spending summer …

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The Moss House by Clara Barley πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

When I first saw this book on my university reading list, I was annoyed. Annoyed because it was a new book and I wouldn't be able to get a good bargain when I bought it. Annoyed because I had never heard of it, and annoyed because the title doesn't immediately tell me anything about the …

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Keeping up with the Blog, or Why I Didn’t Blog For a While

There are some habits that are almost impossible to break, such as cleaning your teeth before bed, taking a sugar in your coffee every morning and using the same mug at breakfast. Sometimes, habits like practising an instrument can fall by the wayside but can be picked up later, likewise blogging is very much the …

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Mansfield Park by Jane Austen: the poor relation story πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

This is the third Austen book I've read and it couldn't be more different from Northanger Abbey and Pride and Prejudice. Mansfield Park takes on the upper class from the view of the underprivileged middle class, from a woman utterly dependent on the generosity of her aristocratic aunt and uncle. The novel also deals with …

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Thoughts on an Emily Dickinson Poem

All overgrown by cunning moss, (146) by Emily Dickinson "All overgrown by cunning moss, All interspersed with weed, The little cage of β€œCurrer Bell” In quiet β€œHaworth” laid. This Bird – observing others When frosts too sharp became Retire to other latitudes – Quietly did the same – But differed in returning – Since Yorkshire …

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor: a fun fantasy πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

A Christmas present from a friend, I read this in two sittings and thoroughly enjoyed it. A world of high fantasy and normality set in Prague and the elusive Elsewhere, with characters called Brimstone, Karou and Akiva, I was hooked from the first few pages. Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a book that was …

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