Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Covers

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010 and since 2018, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Another freebie this week, so I decided to go through my shelves and find some of my favourite book covers. Confession: I’ve been known to walk around bookshops stroking the covers on display […]

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Top Ten: Contemporary YA fiction

I only got into YA relatively recently as I pretty much transitioned straight from reading children’s books to adult fiction, but I’m loving it. Many of these books were recommended and lent to me by a friend, which reminds me of times at school when certain books of the moment would be passed around the […]

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Top Ten: Female Characters

This is by no means an exhaustive list, and it took me a lot of time to whittle it down to just ten. But here it is: just a few female characters from literature that I consider to be interesting and well-written. I also tried to pick examples which highlight that a ‘strong female character’ […]

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Top Ten: ‘Classic’ Fiction

For a few years, I was that kid who would read ‘classic’ literature for fun, primarily to appear precocious and be able to say I had read them. Thankfully I grew out of that habit, but here are a few books which I actually did enjoy reading. No, Moby Dick did not make the cut.

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Arrival

(spoilers) It’s rare nowadays that anything I watch is capable of capturing my attention for longer than twenty minutes, without my succumbing to the temptation of mousing over the video progress bar, opening another tab on my browser or checking my emails- I watch a lot of television on my laptop. Arrival proved to be […]

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