Tomorrow brings the first day of Spring, so today I bring a short story about the season of new beginnings. She came from a world victim to an eternal winter. Daytime was twilight and the night was darker than we could fathom. The brightest light came from the dim glow of the miniature moon hanging … Continue reading When the Curse of the Eternal Winter is Broken . . .
Writing Prompt no.30 - Write about a gift you have given or received.
A lot can happen in two weeks . . . I haven't posted anything for two weeks. Firstly, this was because I was on holiday in Prague, then it was my birthday, then an idiot smacked my butt at work, then it was because I felt depressed and then I walked out of my job. … Continue reading The Start of “My Diary” and the End of my Hiatus
I will let this get to my head, Charles Dickens and I share the same birthday as each other. Obviously, this is a sign . . . right? Not just that but, as I have mentioned several times on my blog before, Dickens also stayed at the hotel where I work, alongside Wilkie Collins in … Continue reading Charles Dickens Birthday
February is here and with Valentine's Day soon approaching, bookshops are decorating their windows with the latest romantic releases and filling their shelves with tear inducing classics. From Jane Austen to Jojo Moyes, here are some of the most loved romance novels ever written, each bringing something a little different to the table. To make … Continue reading Top 10 Romance Novels
1. In the Time We Lost by Carrie Hope Fletcher Published: 17 October 2019 Genre: Romance novel, Magical Realism, Psychological Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romantic fantasy See January 2020 Book Haul 2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Published: 13th September 2011 Genre: Novel, Romance novel, Fantasy, Fantasy Fiction, High fantasy The circus arrives without warning. … Continue reading My 2020 Reading List
If you live in the UK or are a lover of poetry, you will be very familiar with the name Robert Burns. Born on 25th January 1759 in the village of Alloway, Scotland, Burns is now regarded as the national poet of Scotland and a pioneer of the Romantic Movement within literature. Throughout his upbringing … Continue reading Happy Birthday Robert Burns – Burns Night
It has been 200 years since the birth of one of the world's most famous literary sisters, Anne Brontë . . .
**Spoiler Alert** I have always loved subscription boxes. The excitement of receiving a little present to myself in the post each month helps me get through the working weeks. When I was younger I tried lots of different beauty boxes and loved receiving little goodies that I might not usually pick up myself. So this … Continue reading Review: The Bookishly Classic Book Crate
I picked up The Torrents of Spring by mistake in my local bookshop. It is quite an old edition, with a beautiful cover, illustrations inside, and kept in a protective sleeve and upon the first view, I thought it was The Torrents of Spring by Ernest Hemingway. I quickly realised that I was wrong when … Continue reading Book Review: The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev