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
Hi pals! I am in the throes of a summer cold. Quite where I've picked it up from, I don't know. But it's wielded a destructive influence on my weekend plans. All I can say is thank goodness for (1) my fiancé, who has been taking gold standard care of me, (2) books, for providing … Continue reading Monday Musing: 12/05/14
Welcome to another week at The Book Habit! I hope that you all enjoyed last week's return to posting. Thank you to everyone who commented and messaged. I am so happy to get back to the blogging world, and throw myself into exchanging opinions and recommendations with you all. I've added a link to my … Continue reading Monday Musing: 05/05/14
Hello, my literary lovelies! After a long absence, The Book Habit is finally back. The past two months have seen me in and out of the UK, snowed under with PhD work, and planning for a future UK-based move. I have not, however, neglected my bibliophilic duties. I continue to fill every spare moment with … Continue reading The Book Habit Is Back!
Hello friends! How lax I have been for the past couple of weeks. Terrible, I know. And I will not attempt to justify myself, except to say that I have been in a PhD haze, subject to a deadline approaching with speed. Fortunately, I am now done and dusted and ready to give The Book … Continue reading Monday Musing: 17/02/14
Welcome to a new week, my friends. I hope that you have all taken advantage of a chance to rest over the weekend. I spent Saturday indulging in admirably literary pursuits - including a trip to London's Donmar Warehouse to see a production of Coriolanus. Featuring the talents of both Tom Hiddleston (see my ravings about his performance … Continue reading Monday Musing: 20/01/14
Happy 2014, my literary lovelies! December was undoubtedly a month of excuses for my seemingly interminable absence from the blogging world. Hopefully it wasn't too much of a surprise, given that I have passed the holidays in the US. I do like to keep this blog relatively separate from my private life since (1) I … Continue reading Monday Musing + Excuses