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Heart-warming, sweet, and uplifting books to read in times of stress

These are strange times. Across the world people are working from home, distancing themselves, avoiding travel, and trying to safeguard their loved ones. We’re all trying to do our bit to keep each other healthy and minimise risk, but it’s a worrying, stressful time for a lot of people. Which is why I wanted to… Continue reading Heart-warming, sweet, and uplifting books to read in times of stress

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Poetry anthologies I want to read this year

Last year I read four poetry anthologies, and all four were poignant and intense. I really enjoyed all of them and they reignited my love of poetry enough that I wish I’d managed to read more. So this year I’m making a concerted effort to pick up more collections, and these are a few at… Continue reading Poetry anthologies I want to read this year

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Blogmas Day 13: Poetry I’ve enjoyed this year

One of my goals at the beginning of 2017 was to read more poetry, and I’m pleased that I managed to pick up some excellent anthologies throughout the year. Also, they are ALL BY WOMEN. *air punch* Hold Your Own by Kate Tempest This is without doubt the best poetry anthology I’ve ever read. Bar none. I’d… Continue reading Blogmas Day 13: Poetry I’ve enjoyed this year

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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