‘The Book Thief’ Read Along

Hosted by Read This Instead, Kami's Library Thoughts and It's All About Books! It seems like fate that I have stumbled across The Book Thief Read Along. Only last week one of my friends, whose taste in books I hold in high esteem, was telling me how good it was. It is also being released as …

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Propaganda: Power and Persuasion Exhibition @ The British Library

Whilst in central London on Tuesday, my fellow English Literature friend from uni and I decided to fit in an exhibition before Margaret Atwood's talk at the Southbank Centre. After going to the British Library's Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands around the same time last year, I thought it would be interesting to go and …

‘Cheerful Weather for the Wedding’ by Julia Strachey

'Dolly knew, as she looked round at the long wedding-veil stretching away forever, and at the women, too, so busy all around her, that something remarkable and upsetting in her life was steadily going forward' Cheerful Weather for the Wedding, Julia Strachey, pg. 52 After consecutively reading Atwood's Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, …

Secondhand Tuesdays!

Every Tuesday I volunteer at my local second hand bookshop and this week I found these bargains. Two beautiful Persephone books in perfect condition (with the complimentary bookmarks still intact to match the unique endnote patterns) for £2.49 each! For those of you who don't know about Persephone Books, they publish (mainly) neglected female writers …

Reading Group No. 1: ‘The Newlyweds’ by Nell Freudenberger

Blurb (from the back of the book) 'Amina met George online. Within months she has left her home in Bangladesh and is living in George's house in the American suburbs. Theirs is a very twenty-first-century union, forged from afar yet echoing the traditions of the arranged marriage. But as Amina struggles to find her place in …