Is anyone else unreasonably excited by the fact that autumn is now officially here? I've spent the whole of summer ready for this seasonal change, not least because the autumnal equinox coincides with my birthday (so double the reason to celebrate)! As I mentioned in one of my most recent posts (8 Books to Conjure … Continue reading A ‘Beginning of Fall’ Book Haul
I couldn't be more excited for the autumn. It has always been my favourite season and no less so now that I live in the US. If anything, enduring five months of 40C weather has made me even more enamoured with the prospect of turning leaves, wooly scarves, and steaming bowls of soups. To me, … Continue reading 8 Books To Conjure That Cosy Autumn Feeling
Happy Halloween, my darlings! I can't say that I'm a huge fan of Halloween, for the same reason that darkness gives me the heebie-jeebies. A day devoted to scary stuff is not quite up my alley. But after living in the US - and now being engaged to an American - it's become more difficult … Continue reading Happy Halloween!
Happy 2015, friends! I hope that you enjoyed your New Year's Eve celebrations. Sadly, I spent mine sick in bed. But I was nevertheless very excited to say goodbye to 2014 and see what 2015 has to bring. Obviously any new year invites the possibility of endless new year's resolutions, most of which tend to … Continue reading Welcoming In A Literary 2015
The season of good cheer is upon us, and not only because I am able to wear my reindeer hat without shame. For those engaged in a love affair with literature, bitter cold and biting wind mean an excuse for blankets and books. While many decry the seemingly-unending darkness, bibliophiles can rejoice in long evenings … Continue reading Winter Warmers: 5 Books To Cosy Up With This Winter
I have been posting a lot recently about summer as the perfect reading season. Holidays and lounging time mean extra hours to work your way through that growing pile of untouched books. The Book Habit was conceived as a way to publicly celebrate the joy of reading. And now it's time to take that one … Continue reading A Novel Giveaway!
Readers and non-readers alike understand that life involves more ups and downs than an English umbrella. Regardless of country of residence, employment status, age, and other variables, no one is immune to the trials and tribulations that characterise the human existence. Within this, however, there is undeniably a spectrum of experience. And, at the most … Continue reading Reading For A Cure: An Introduction To Bibliotherapy
Last week I responded to a reader request and listed out my Top 5 literary adaptations. While I am sure that no one was shocked by the revelations that the post entailed, I hope that it was at least a little informative. There was, however, some purposeful negligence on my part. One of my major … Continue reading Assessing Adaptations Part II: The Best Book-To-Film Reworkings
I am a bit of a snob when it comes to film and television adaptations of great literary works. It is, I think, a rule that the book is always better. But it is also well known that a good literary adaptation can lead me into a state of obsession. Case in point, my ongoing love … Continue reading Assessing Adaptations: The Best Film and TV Reworkings
It has now been more than six years since the last instalment in the Harry Potter series was released. Six years since we have faced midnight queues and spent many diligent hours knitting our Gryffindor scarves (or is that just me?). Six years and I am still plagued by an intense feeling of despair whenever … Continue reading Your Guide To Overcoming Post-Harry Potter Grief