Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday – Studying Shakespeare

For me, because I am a Literature geek and a lover of Stratford-upon-Avon, whenever I think of April and important literature dates my first thoughts are, of course, of William Shakespeare. Now I know, especially in the UK, Shakespeare and his works can be very divisive, people either love him or hate him. Of course,… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday – Studying Shakespeare

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Thoughtful Thursday – How lockdown cured my book burnout

It’s strange to think that it has nearly been a year since the UK, and most of the world, went into lockdown in some shape or form. I think we can all collectively agree that the past year has been incredibly tough, with many people’s mental health suffering as a result of it.  At the… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday – How lockdown cured my book burnout

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Thoughtful Thursday – The Importance of LGBTQI+ Own Voices novels

When I was compiling my top five for this month I noticed that those of the books on my list weren't actually written by LGBTQI+ authors. This is especially strange to me as barely any of my texts set on my gender and sexuality module at university were either. This got me thinking, although I… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday – The Importance of LGBTQI+ Own Voices novels

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Thoughtful Thursday – My 2021 Goals

Last month I went through what I was able to achieve with my blog in 2020 and now, as it is January, I wanted to outline the goals I have for myself and my blog this year for my first Thoughtful Thursday post! I'm not really one for resolutions, I always start off with good… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday – My 2021 Goals

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Thoughtful Thursday – How Video Games Influenced my Reading Habits and Vice Versa

Continuing with the video game theme of this month with the launch of the PlayStation 5, I’ve been thinking a lot about how video games have actually influenced the kind of books I read, and how reading influences the types of games that I play. Whilst opinions have changed somewhat in recent years, some people… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday – How Video Games Influenced my Reading Habits and Vice Versa

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Thoughtful Thursday – Supporting Indie Bookshops

Now, this wasn’t originally my topic for this month’s Thoughtful Thursday feature but with the launch of UK Bookshop.org, which I am now an affiliate of, I wanted to do a small bonus post!  When Amazon first entered the bookselling scene back in 1995, when it labelled itself as ‘Earth’s Biggest Bookstore’, no one could… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday – Supporting Indie Bookshops

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Thoughtful Thursday – Seasonal Reading Patterns

Generally, I’m very much a mood reader but I will also be mindful of ARC publication dates at the same time. I try to read two, quite different books, at the same time but I always go by what I feel like reading otherwise it could end up feeling like a chore. Although, traditionally, summer… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday – Seasonal Reading Patterns

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Thoughtful Thursday – The Dreaded Dissertation…

Before you can don your graduation gown and leave with an expensive piece of paper certifying that you have graduated in English Literature, you have one final hurdle… The dissertation. Now, as anticlimactic as this may be, I actually enjoyed doing my dissertation. It was stressful at times, but overall I loved doing the research… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday – The Dreaded Dissertation…