The Summer Solstice has been and gone, ushering in what will undoubtedly be a beautiful season of sunshine. To mark the beginning of the summer with appropriate attention to literary feats, I announced last week that I am committing myself to a new reading challenge - working my way through Time's Top 100 Novels. I … Continue reading Monday Musing: 22/06/15
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!
Happy Monday, all! I am finally back in the UK after a fabulous break with my family. Back to reality too, as I return to a new term of research and teaching. However, there is always time for reading and keeping you up-to-date with my literary goings-on. This week will include a look-back at my … Continue reading Monday Musing: 12/01/15
This Monday Musing is devoted to the impending new year. I hope that you have all had a wonderful festive season, and are looking forward to an equally fantastic 2015. 2014 has been a year of changes for both me personally and for The Book Habit, and the new year promises to bring even more. Regardless … Continue reading Monday Musing: 29/12/14
A short post wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! I look forward to hearing about your literary-themed gifts, and will inevitably return to tell you of mine. In the mean time, I wish you all a spectacular celebration! Laura x
Happy Monday, my literary lovelies! I hope that today has treated you well, following a weekend filled with trips to enjoy Christmas light shows and plenty of hot chocolate. The weather in Missouri is sadly lacking festivity, with pouring rain making last minute Christmas shopping a touch more difficult. But we persevere! I will be … Continue reading Monday Musing: 22/12/14
Happy Monday, my friends! For many of us, this week marks the last surge before the winter holidays. Having finally welcomed a Christmas tree and decorations into my home, I am now very much ready for the break. Seasonal celebrations are all around and I am embracing the spirit whole-heartedly. Yet as the days get … Continue reading Monday Musing: 08/12/14
Well, my friends, my favourite time of year is upon us. And not just because it's my birthday month. September is the time when the leaves start turning, the jumpers come back out of the wardrobe, and reading time on the sofa with a blanket and cup of tea becomes the routine. It's the time … Continue reading Welcome To Autumn!
Time for a new week, and a new Monday Musing. With Pablo Neruda's birthday coming up this week, I'm hoping that this post might serve as some (albeit minor) celebration of his life and work. So take some time out this week and read a little Neruda. Trust me when I say that you will … Continue reading Monday Musing: 07/07/14
I am currently well on my way to determining the essentials for a perfect summer. In my mind, it has little to do with beaches and heat. Instead, my perfect summer looks much more like something from an Enid Blyton novel. For instance, it is no lie to say that my kitchen currently abounds with … Continue reading Monday Musing: 30/06/14