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How To Be A Heroine

Title: How To Be A Heroine

Author: Samantha Ellis

This is a: First read

Genre: Non-fiction

Summary: Described as a “biblio-autobiography” Samantha Ellis explores her favourite fictional heroines and how they have impacted on her life choices. 198 more words


The Fate of Good Intentions

Since vowing, in the wake of reading The 40 Rules of Love, to focus more on spiritual poetry, I have conspicuously failed to follow through. 1,456 more words

Book Reviews

“One bright day in the last week of February, I was walking in the park, enjoying the threefold luxury of solitude, a book, and pleasant weather.”

(The above quote is from Agnes Grey, and true for me if February were ‘March’, and pleasant weather were ‘at least it wasn’t not snowing for ten minutes’.) 836 more words


A Banff Birthday with Brontës and Butterflies.

I had a mid-week birthday last week and what with being the only person I know not at work that day, I decided to take myself out. 361 more words


Samantha Ellis - Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of Life - Thoughts


I have to admit I, too, didn’t know much about Anne Brontë’s life, let alone her work. I read Charlotte’s “Jane Eyre”, “Villette” is on my TBR list; I read Emily’s “Wuthering Heights”, but nothing from Anne. 326 more words


My Favourite Reads From 2017

Happy 2018, readers! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and are all set for a new year filled with lots of new books and reading sessions cosied up in your favourite spots. 1,191 more words


That Was The Year That Was, part 1

It seems to be fairly traditional to use the ending of the year as a time to do a quick round-up of the twelve months gone by.  807 more words