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Spelling Out My Taste In Books

Spelling Out My Taste In Books

My friend Engie at Musings From Neville’s Navel took part in this book tag, and although I don’t often use tags or memes on my blog, I like talking about books, so I thought I might as well take part. (This is also because I have a list of posts to write and they all look overly serious. I wanted a break.) It’s Harry Potter themed but, like all book posts, reflects my fairly eclectic reading taste. Links in this…

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Flawed Heroes And Heroic Villains

Flawed Heroes And Heroic Villains

“The wonderful thing about Marvel is that they make their heroes flawed, and their villains heroic.” (Tom Hiddleston, ‘Loki’) Warning: this post contains lots of gifs (and also spoilers but only for mostly old stuff) so if you’re reading in an email, you may need to click through to see them. I’m not sure. Maybe they work.) I was reading a couple of handouts from online and real-life writing classes the other day, because I was bored and that’s what…

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Thank You For My Childhood

Thank You For My Childhood

A lot of people consider one book, or more usually book series, to have formed a large part of their childhood. For many of our generation, that was Harry Potter. The day the last book came out, people flooded to the bookshops. And wept. When the last film premiered, it was like they too were leaving Hogwarts. It was the end of an era. Though the series has had nothing like the astronomical fame and success of Harry Potter, for…

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The Hunger Games Is Not The New Twilight

The Hunger Games Is Not The New Twilight

Just as people compared Twilight to Harry Potter because it was a bestselling book, the film made lots of money, and it sparked loads of fan art, fiction and music, people are now comparing The Hunger Games to Twilight. And this annoys me. Because although they’ve got their similarities, they’re different. They’re so, so different. You only have to look at these two movie posters to figure that there’s something a little more interesting about Katniss as a character… but I digress. In an…

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Weird Wednesday: A Little Different

Weird Wednesday: A Little Different

I know weekends are supposed to be my free-for-all and in a way they are, with Something Sundays and whatnot. But I thought, well, Weird Wednesday, I can interpret that how I wish, can’t I? I won’t always have something to say about life or school, and there aren’t always events coming up that I can pressgang you into. So, I thought I’d talk about books. Now, my 150 Book challenge is going well, and I would have typed it…

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Snow (Featuring: “Why were you late?”)

Snow (Featuring: “Why were you late?”)

So snow has finally hit the south-east, much to the delight – rather than the dismay – of the many London schoolchildren who have been feeling a little hard-done-by when they heard about the thousands of schools across the country that weren’t in school. Well, technically we were, since we were made to go in. And may I tell you, it took a very long time! I spent most of the bus journey with a friend, Caitlin, thinking of excuses…

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