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A celebration of audiobooks – #LoveAudio Week

It’s #LoveAudio week! I’ve loved seeing posts across social media about all the wonderful audiobooks currently (or soon-to-be) available. This format is, I think, a very good step in the right direction for making books more accessible to audiences. For many, reading a book isn’t possible, so bringing stories to life with fantastic audio productions… Continue reading A celebration of audiobooks – #LoveAudio Week

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Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018

Who's excited for the announcement of the Women's Prize for Fiction winner this evening? The build-up to this event has been so great - I've loved hearing everyone's thoughts on the shortlist, as well as the readings and interviews from the authors themselves. It's such a fantastic celebration of reading and writing. I've only read… Continue reading Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018

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Book clubs

Is anyone here part of a local or online book club? I’ve recently joined a local one with some friends and, honestly, I love it. We have met twice so far, once a month, and it’s been such an enjoyable social experience, as well as a great opportunity to talk about books. We’ve gathered at… Continue reading Book clubs

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Born on this day: Daphne du Maurier

Born on this day, 1907: Daphne du Maurier. "But luxury has never appealed to me, I like simple things, books, being alone, or with somebody who understands." Talk about a writer after a reader's heart! It's probably clear by now that du Maurier is my favourite author. There's so much I'm enthralled by in her… Continue reading Born on this day: Daphne du Maurier

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Currently Listening…

Do you listen to audiobooks?🎧 I'm currently listening to White Teeth by Zadie Smith. I loved this book when I first read it, and the audiobook is reigniting my love for it all over again! Performed by Lenny Henry, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Ray Panthaki, nd Sagar Arya, the exquisite detail of Smith's novel is brought to… Continue reading Currently Listening…

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Female voices – Vote100

It's been 100 years since the 1918 Representation of the People Act became law in the UK. For the first time, a woman could cast a vote in an election. But only if she met certain conditions - she had to be over 30 years old, have a considerable income, property, or a degree. It… Continue reading Female voices – Vote100

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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