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Dear October, There are many things I like about you. The way the leaves glint copper and bronze in the sun. How there are fewer bugs around. And the countdown to Halloween… to some extent. As fun as the anticipation and festivities are, I’m not so fond of the actually scary parts of Halloween. Anything that remotely looks like it might have a jump scare or a girl with hair dangling across… Read More

I went to a book sale today and of course, I couldn’t leave empty handed. One of the books I got is Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park. I already have it on Kindle, but I couldn’t resist this beautiful edition. It’s used and it looks like the previous owner has been doing some extensive reading… View this post on Instagram I already have this book on Kindle, but I couldn't resist buying this beautiful edition. It's… Read More

I used to think that things were quite simple in a story: you sympathise with one character, despise (or at least slightly dislike) another and root for the one you feel sympathy for. Although ‘good’ and ‘bad’ characters may not always be entirely discernible all the time, and even though characters may well be a mix of both, there is generally a character the reader favours more than another (I am guessing… Read More

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