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Monday Musings: A dash of magic

Today was a long, busy Monday at work. I needed a dash of magic to relax and recover so I made a cup of tea (this mug is a favourite of mine) and started re-reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Returning to Hogwarts is always a pleasure.  I recently downloaded the Harry Potter… Continue reading Monday Musings: A dash of magic

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Musings: To Kill A Mockingbird

I think most book-lovers have that one special book that 'started it all', don't they? Started that fervent desire to read and read, across all genres and styles, because of the simple joy that comes from reading. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, was mine.  I know I've already made a post about Harper… Continue reading Musings: To Kill A Mockingbird

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Instagram account (and other news)

Afternoon all! I'm deciding to use Valentine's Day to celebrate my love for books by setting up an Instagram account linked with this blog.  If any of you are on there, search for: @life.with.literature - and give us a follow. Would love to follow and support your accounts there too - leave a comment on… Continue reading Instagram account (and other news)

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Dilemma: New Reads or Old Favourites?

Does anyone else ever have an excruciating experience choosing whether to pick up a new, shiny, unspoiled book or a much-loved, repeatedly-read favourite? I'm currently in the midst of such a dilemma. I finished 'A God In Ruins' 10 days ago, and though I've been at work a lot, I've still spent too long internally… Continue reading Dilemma: New Reads or Old Favourites?

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Book Review: A God In Ruins, by Kate Atkinson (2015)

"A handful of heartbeats. That was what life was. A heartbeat followed by a heartbeat. A breath followed by a breath. One moment followed by another moment and then there was a last moment. Life was as fragile as a bird's heartbeat, fleeting as the bluebells in the wood." I adore this quote from 'A… Continue reading Book Review: A God In Ruins, by Kate Atkinson (2015)