Books

Are book covers important, or is it only the story that matters?

This is a question that I have been thinking about lately. Not long ago I would have said with absolute certainty that the cover of a book is not at all important and it is only the words inside that matter. But then I created my profile on Instagram and things started to change. I discovered… Continue reading Are book covers important, or is it only the story that matters?

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: a book that had a lasting impact on me

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: a young adult novel by Mildred D. Taylor. Have you read it? If so, take a moment and think about what, (if anything) it meant to you. If you haven't then take a moment to do a quick search to get your hands on a copy, because, in my… Continue reading Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: a book that had a lasting impact on me

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Does a personal message in a book increase the sentimental value and should we all be writing them?

Books are given as gifts all the time aren't they? Sometimes a lot of thought has been put into it, sometimes it is following a request from the recipient, sometimes it is just an impulse buy. The list of reasons goes on and on. I'm sure we have all given and received books as gifts… Continue reading Does a personal message in a book increase the sentimental value and should we all be writing them?

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The book versus movie debate: The Woman in Black

I watched the film adaptation of The Woman in Black years ago. What compelled me to watch it was a mixture of loving horror films and complete intrigue as to how Daniel Radcliffe would tackle an adult role. Anyway, I watched the film and I didn't think about it again. It was one of those films that… Continue reading The book versus movie debate: The Woman in Black

Books · The everyday

Is it anti-social to look forward to some time alone?

Sometimes you read something and it just speaks to you doesn't it? A simple sentence or phrase that somebody else has spoken but you feel as though the words could have come from your mouth. This is how I felt when I read the quote above. I love socialising, I crave quality time making memories… Continue reading Is it anti-social to look forward to some time alone?

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‘Classic’ literature: must you read it to discuss it?

What is your immediate reaction to that quote? Do you agree or disagree with his words? I came across this quote recently and it stopped me in my tracks. It really got me thinking and stayed with me enough to make me compelled to write this post. It made me realise how many 'classic' books… Continue reading ‘Classic’ literature: must you read it to discuss it?