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Dear October, I won’t lie, you can be pretty miserable and grey. (I don’t blame you — I’m pretty miserable and grey sometimes, too.) One of the loveliest things about this time of year, though, is the rampant enthusiasm about the upcoming festivities. And I’m being pretty generous about the term ‘upcoming’. Even though Halloween is all the way at the end of this month (and let’s not even talk about Christmas)… Read More

Dear Matilda, When I was younger, I was awed by your maths skills. Here I was, barely managing long division on paper while you unravelled complicated calculations in your head. In some ways, I was like you — happiest with my nose buried within the pages of a book — but in a lot of other ways, I wanted to be like you. I tripped over those very words written by Hemingway… Read More

A while ago, I did a post about 10 books that influenced past me. I made that list when I was 18 and after four years and a literature degree, a few things have changed. Here are some of the books that have become important to me in the last few years. 1. The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer [fiction] I’m still reading this, but so far I’m quite in… Read More

Ellie's Letter

thoughts and aspirations

KAIRA THE BOOK GODDESS

a reader in a rough

Echo Edition

personal blog, musings, and ideas

Readingat3am

Books, reviews and discussion

a rambling collective

Possibilities of connections and a sense of belonging.