While on the hunt for some replacement books this week, I had the amazing fortune of coming across a 1946 French edition of Le Petit Prince for just $8. Not only does this prove the eternal wisdom of shopping for books second-hand, it also reacquainted me with one of my all-time favourite books. I first came across The Little … Continue reading The Mysterious Magic Of ‘The Little Prince’
Whether you face Feb 14th with feelings of horror, boredom, or excitement, Valentine's Day is one of those events that cannot be avoided. As soon as the Christmas lights are taken down, we're confronted with visions of stocky cherubs and uncomfortably artificial advertisements at almost every turn of the head. Since meeting my husband, I've … Continue reading 10 Unconventional Reads To Enjoy This Valentine’s Day (Whatever Your Relationship Status)
Once the New Year's resolutions have been abandoned, January can be a relatively dull and static month for many of us. Fortunately, the literary world doesn't stop turning, even as we lock ourselves away in a state of semi-hibernation. If you're interested in what's been happening this January, you've come to the right place! I've … Continue reading The Monthly Reader: A Literary Roundup For January 2019
"What will they make of us, the people of those unimaginably distant times? One thing I do know: they won't want the brutal reality of conquest and slavery. They won't want to be told about the massacres of men and boys, the enslavement of women and girls. They won't want to know we were living … Continue reading Review: The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
Hello, my loves! So begins another fabulous week. To inspire a maximally insightful time, this Monday Musing comes from literary legend, Haruki Murakami. The quote is taken from his fantastic work, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. Look out for a review later this week. Wishing you all a wonderful Monday!
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!
For those of you who are frequenters of The Book Habit, my odd references to a life outside of literature may come as something of a surprise. Reading is, amazingly, only a part-time gig for me. Most of my week is in fact spent finishing up an MSc Human Rights at the LSE and getting … Continue reading The Right to Write: Censorship and Literature
Well hello, lovely people! The weekend is upon us and, for those in the UK at least, time to look forward to a glorious Bank Holiday. On Sunday, I will be giving myself a reprieve from work and revision (yes, exam time is upon us once more), to celebrate the beginning of The Globe's 2013 … Continue reading Just for Fun Friday: Writers on Writers