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Words of the Week #6

This week, I've been reading Laura Purcell's chilling novel, The Corset. Find out what stood out to me in my reading.

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Book Review

Review: Social Creature, by Tara Isabella Burton (2018)

In Social Creature, Tara Isabella Burton invites us on a whirlwind ride through the decadent glamour of New York City’s young, elite circles. It’s a world so full of extravagance and artifice, all sense of reality slips; an experience taken further by the constant need to photograph and caption it all, to manufacture poses, scenarios… Continue reading Review: Social Creature, by Tara Isabella Burton (2018)

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Bookish Protectiveness

Earlier today, I finally had enough courage to remove the packaging from an illustrated copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone that I received for Christmas. I say 'courage' because my fear of damaging this book in any way - a creased page, a greasy fingerprint, spilt food or drink - overwhelmed my anticipation… Continue reading Bookish Protectiveness

Book Review

Review: Harry Potter – A History of Magic (2017)

Major Harry Potter fan that I am, I was so excited when two of my friends presented me with this gorgeous book. I'm yet to visit (or book tickets for) the exhibition at the British Library, but this book is a fantastic introduction and companion to it. One of the first things I noticed when… Continue reading Review: Harry Potter – A History of Magic (2017)