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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

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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)

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New edition of a childhood favourite

Ravenclaw House "Where those of wit and learning will always find their kind" - The Sorting Hat.  Absolutely adore these new editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, published by Bloomsbury to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this magical book being published. There's beautiful additional content and illustrations, specific to each house. The covers… Continue reading New edition of a childhood favourite

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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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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?