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100 Days - Corsets and Hoop Skirts

Still sick. Getting better, but anything more elaborate than climbing a short flight of stairs leaves me feeling like debutante with her corset strings pulled too tight. 281 more words

Real Life

What I've Been Reading: Mini Reviews

Margaret the First by Danielle Dutton

Rating: 3 stars

This is a lovely little novel, with some beautiful prose, and some interesting, though unexplored, thoughts. It is about Margaret Cavendish, a writer in an age when woman did not write, and if they did, they published their works anonymously. 1,435 more words


Application to membership: Daphne Du Maurier fanclub

Had it not been for my insatiable interest in the uncommon, the Gothic and the antiquated (as found in Jamaica Inn), I would have dismissed… 345 more words


Daphne du Maurier

Almost immediately after my Agatha Christie phase, I went into a Daphne du Maurier phase. Her “Rebecca” was gifted to me when I was in seventh or eight grade, and it continues to be one of my favourite books. 85 more words

Writerly Women

Blogtober 1, 2016: Blogtober is back!

It’s October 1st! So that means, it’s another year of Blogtober! I missed last year, so I am very excited to get back to it this year. 179 more words


Jamaica Inn - Cornwall

The Jamaica Inn is located in one of the most fascinating regions of the country in the remote Bodmin Moor. And if it wasn’t Cornwall`s most famous smugglers inn… 360 more words


August Wrap-Up

Hi! I realise we’re already well into September already but oh well, I’ve seen practically everyone do one of these posts and, as I’m trying to avoid thinking about entering my last year of school before University (eek!), I thought I’d do a wrap-up of all the books I managed to read during August. 816 more words