So my Jane Austen journey is nearly over. As you may have guessed from the title, I have just completed Northanger Abbey which leaves only Mansfield Park left to read. As you may have also guessed from the title, I rather enjoyed this book's male protagonist. From what I can gather, Henry Tilney is not… Continue reading Henry Tilney – An Underrated Hero
I have just found out that the film/TV rights to Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine have been bought up by Reese Witherspoon's production company. Whilst I am a fan of Reese Witherspoon (I loved what she did with Big Little Lies and her Instagram is just lovely - plus, she's Elle Woods!) it doesn't prevent… Continue reading Update: Eleanor Oliphant Is…American?
We all have those books that create lasting impressions. Whether they inspired a love of a particular author or genre, or simply came at an important time in your life, there will always be some tomes that hold a special place in your heart. I thought I would list some of mine: Alices' Adventures in… Continue reading A life in books…
I first tried reading Pride and Prejudice as a thoroughly unromantic teen, it did not go well. As an avid reader of mysteries (I've been Agatha Christie's biggest fan since age 12), I was much more drawn to darker stories and therefore decided that Jane Austen was definitely not for me. Oh how time changes… Continue reading Attempting Austen
I have always depended on libraries. The library in my home town is an impressive sandstone building which stands proudly at the crux of our town's main roads and from the moment I was old enough to own my own library card I remember going there on fortnightly visits to the with my mum, always… Continue reading Rediscovering my love of the library
Yet again I find myself realising how much I suck at keeping any form of record or journal, which frustrates me as I find it a great way to focus and to express myself outside of work. My pile of books to read has grown ever higher and so I aim to read at least… Continue reading Getting back into it….again
Happy St George's Day! St George's Day celebrations are taking place in countries all around the world today. Saint George himself is a prominent figure in the Christian (primarily Catholic) church and the legend of St George and the Dragon is a story so many of us grew up with. Although he is the patron… Continue reading Feliç dia de Sant Jordi!