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5 Poetry Anthologies I NEED to read

After reading Kate Tempest’s Hold Your Own recently, I went to a poetry evening with my parents. Collectively, these two events sparked a reemergence of  love for poetry as a form that never fails to give me a quick shot of inspiration straight into the bloodstream. The result of this rekindling of love, is that I’m desperate… Continue reading 5 Poetry Anthologies I NEED to read

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World Theatre Day 2017: Books from across the globe that have been adapted into plays

Happy Monday everyone! Today is World Theatre Day, so to celebrate I thought I’d look at just a few international books that have been adapted into plays. 1. Harry Potter (and the Cursed Child) Author: J. K. Rowling  ~  Country of origin: Britain  ~  First adapted for stage in: 2016 3. Les Miserables Author: Victor Hugo… Continue reading World Theatre Day 2017: Books from across the globe that have been adapted into plays

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Book Reviewing Slumps (and the eternal fight to catch up on reviews)

Don’t let the nice banner fool you, I’m about to throw some serious shade. At myself. We all know intimately what it’s like to be in a reading slump; the growing loss of interest in your current book, the frustrating lack of desire to begin something new, and the almost unheard of inability to buy… Continue reading Book Reviewing Slumps (and the eternal fight to catch up on reviews)

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International Women’s Day: Inspiring Authors and Characters

Happy International Women’s Day everyone! Today is such an important day for the acknowledgement and empowerment of anyone who identifies as a woman, so I wanted to celebrate by taking a look at a few powerful books written by and about inspiring women. Fiction Graphic Novels Manga Books about Feminism Autobiographies/Biographies Of course, this list… Continue reading International Women’s Day: Inspiring Authors and Characters

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World Book Day 2017

Hi everyone, Happy World Book Day! World Book Day occurs every March in the UK, and is an annual festival where people celebrate reading, books and their love of literature. Most primary schools across the UK will participate by getting children and teachers to dress up as their favourite characters and giving out tokens, which allow the… Continue reading World Book Day 2017

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Winter 2017 Comment Challenge: March

Hey guys! As the title suggests, I’m participating in the Winter 2017 Comment Challenge, which is hosted by the lovely Lonna @ FLYLēF and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense. The Comment Challenge is a way for book bloggers to interact more with each other and for individuals to challenge themselves to engage more in community content. Lonna and… Continue reading Winter 2017 Comment Challenge: March

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12 Manga I would sell pieces of my soul to have turned into full-length novels

The other day I wrote a post about books I wanted to see as manga series so I thought I’d follow it up with a post about manga I’d like to see become full length novels or novellas. Often, popular manga will have companion novels adapted from the series, but this can be rare, and if… Continue reading 12 Manga I would sell pieces of my soul to have turned into full-length novels

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12 Books I am Low-Key Desperate To Have Made Into Manga

It’s no secret among those of you who’ve been following me for a while that I’m a bit of a manga/anime nerd. (I’m actually starting to think that in an alternative universe I may have been a manga character.) Recently, I saw someone on twitter mention how much they’d love for V. E. Schwab’s A… Continue reading 12 Books I am Low-Key Desperate To Have Made Into Manga

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UK vs. US book covers: Who does it better?

(Alternative titles include: ‘Why are our American pals constantly outdoing us with their beautiful cover designs?’ And ‘This is all a ploy so Kate can have a rant about some of her least favourite UK covers’.) It’s well known in the bookish community that book covers can often make or break a novel. A stunning… Continue reading UK vs. US book covers: Who does it better?