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Shelf Control #4 – Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

I’m trying out a new weekly feature on the blog which is called Shelf Control. Shelf Control is a weekly feature created and hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. It’s a celebration of the unread books on our shelves. I take part in this feature fortnightly instead of weekly. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy… Continue reading Shelf Control #4 – Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

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Book Review: The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney

Title: The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia (Old Arcadia) Author: Sir Philip Sidney Publisher: Oxford University Press Date: 2008 (1593) Genre: Classics / Prose / Pastoral Romance Summary:  The ‘Old’ Arcadia tells a romantic story in a manner comparable to that of Shakespeare’s early comedies. It is divided into five ‘Acts’ and abounds in lively speeches, dialogues, and quasi-dramatic… Continue reading Book Review: The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney

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ARC Book Review: The Unspoken Name by A. K. Larkwood

Title: The Unspoken Name Author: A. K. Larkwood Publisher: Tor Books (Pan Macmillan) Publication Date: 20th February 2020 Genre: Fantasy Summary: Csorwe was raised by a death cult steeped in old magic. And on her fourteenth birthday, she’ll be sacrificed to their god. But as she waits for the end, she’s offered a chance to escape her fate. A… Continue reading ARC Book Review: The Unspoken Name by A. K. Larkwood

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Top Ten Tuesday: Literature’s Biggest F*ckboys

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was previously hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a love freebie so I am exploring literature’s biggest fuckboys. I’m doing this topic because I usually find romances in books to be rather troubling, especially… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Literature’s Biggest F*ckboys

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Scheduled Reading vs Mood Reading

Since I started blogging in 2015, my reading habits have changed drastically. I’ve gone through phases of scheduled reading, mood reading, and reading slumps but I’ve never really thought about whether I prefer to schedule my reading or to just go with whatever my mood dictates. Until now. Scheduled reading comes in many different forms… Continue reading Scheduled Reading vs Mood Reading