Applying to Study English Literature

It took me an absolute age to decide what I wanted to study at university (my indecision is actually the reason why I’m taking a gap year at the moment), but when I eventually decided, it turned out I made the wrong choice! I originally applied to do joint English Literature and German Language, but […]

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Dexter: Book vs. TV Series

There are very few occasions when I end up preferring a film/TV adaptation to the book, but Dexter most definitely managed it. After the first ten minutes, I was hooked, and after finding out my boyfriend had never seen it, I took the opportunity for a re-watching of the emotional rollercoaster that is Dexter. For […]

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Exploring

When I was younger, I was never the outdoorsy type, always preferring to stay inside and read a good book. Now, while I have no less love for staying in and have a good old read, I’ve become much more appreciative for the beauty of the outdoors, enjoying going out, even if only for an […]

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Book Buying Tips!

I find one of the hardest parts of being an avid book addict is the mighty cost of fuelling the speed at which I read. However, over the years I’ve found ways of cutting the costs and still managing to keep up with everything. Keeping efficient and not spending too much seems even more important […]

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Opening Lines: My Favourites

I always think that the very opening of a book is important, often impacting the outlook of a reader towards the work as a whole from the very beginning. It’s always interesting to find new, marvellous opening lines – if anyone knows any others, comment below! Here are my very favourites! “It was a queer, […]

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Stephen King Finders Keepers – Book Review

“The fictional Andrea Stone is real to this man in a way Pete’s sister is not.” Stephen King has always enjoyed writing about writers, with perhaps his most famous book on the theme, Misery (1978), exploring the dangerous line between a readers love and obsession of a literary hero. This is a spine-chilling concept, as […]

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Something New

I’ve always enjoyed getting out for a day and experiencing something new. And it’s with a certain degree of regret that I admit I managed to get to the age of 19 without ever going to Camden. So since me and my lovely boyfriend, Gareth, were going to London yesterday to see Hozier, we decided […]

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My Five Favourite Books

Books have always been a massive part of my life, from when I was tiny and first read Harry Potter. So I thought it would only be fitting to start of my blog with my top five books of all time. And after a LOT of thinking, I’ve finally managed to narrow it down. What […]

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Hello and Welcome!

Welcome to my blog! Having always been a fan of reading blogs and now finally having the time to do one, I’ve made the slightly daunting decision to start my own! The focus will mainly be books, reviewing my favourite authors and talking about my journey to uni. To introduce myself, I’ll begin with a […]

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