Giving up on a classic

In recent months I've become much more cutthroat with putting down books that I'm not completely invested in. Mostly it's books that I don't feel bad about leaving unfinished - Carry On and Prep being recent examples of this - and due to what I can only describe as genre snobbery I gave myself a free pass for … Continue reading Giving up on a classic

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Books I read for school: the ones I hated

While scrolling through my 'read' shelf on Goodreads it struck me that some of the books I have given the highest and lowest ratings are books that were required readings for school. I feel that having to constantly pick apart the piece and revisit it week after week for discussion amplifies any strong feelings that … Continue reading Books I read for school: the ones I hated

Hygge + Happiness: Books About Denmark

As I'm sure anyone who has wondered into a bookshop recently will know (or reads any lifestyle blogs, for that matter), almost every middle-class Brit is talking about Denmark and hygge - myself included. Over the last few months publishers have been capitalising on the trend, with literal stacks of titles sporting the buzzword, offering cosiness … Continue reading Hygge + Happiness: Books About Denmark