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New books or old books, which is better?

This post was inspired by a couple of gifts that I received from my boyfriend for my birthday. He gave me a really old copy of my favourite book Pride and Prejudice and a really old copy of a Dickens that I shockingly haven't read: Oliver Twist. I actually surprised myself with how made up I was with them.… Continue reading New books or old books, which is better?

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Is a collection of short stories bound to bring disappointment?

When I ask this I am referring to a collection of short stories by multiple authors. I don't personally read a lot of short story collections, in fact, the only one that comes to mind is Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories, which you can read my review for here if you haven't already and would… Continue reading Is a collection of short stories bound to bring disappointment?

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When does being honest tip over into being rude?

You hear people say all the time that they are 'upfront and honest', they 'tell it like it is' and then 'at least people know where they stand'. It's worn as a badge of honour, it is the most positive attribute to be an honest person. Honesty is great, lying is not. We all know… Continue reading When does being honest tip over into being rude?

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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?