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Book Recommendations Based on Your Favorite Classics

Book Recommendations Based on Your Favorite Classics

  It’s a common scenario: you’ve read all the classics, some of them twice. You’ve tried some of the more obscure authors, but really all you want is to read  Wuthering Heights again for the first time. Instead of delving back into the dusty classics section of your local bookshop or library, why not branch out and try some new authors? We’ve compiled a list of books by authors new and old that will re-inspire your reading journey — and maybe even help you find some new favourites?   Read on for our recommendations!       If you love Jane Austen’s Emma, try…..The Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn   This bestselling series has now become a hit Netflix show...

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Happy Galentine’s! My Favourite Friendships from Classic Literature

Happy Galentine’s! My Favourite Friendships from Classic Literature

Finally, a holiday that celebrates friendship! Galentine’s Day is a day to spend quality time with your nearest and dearest, preferably over cocktails!  While a lot has been said about some of the best romances in classic literature, today we have compiled a list of some of the best friendships in literature. These relationships are evidence that love comes in many forms, and we should never take our dear friends for granted. These stories show that real friends endure through thick and thin and promise to be at our side no matter what. So read on for our top 7 best friendships in literature!   Anne of Green Gables - Anne and Diana Anne of Green Gables (1985)  With Anne’s...

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A Tour of Writer's Homes Around the World

A Tour of Writer's Homes Around the World

If you’re an avid book reader, you will no doubt have wondered where your favourite titles were written - did the authors have a “room of their own”, a shed in the garden away from the noise, or just a simple desk in the corner?  While you can’t step into your favourite novels, you can visit the preserved homes of some of world’s greatest writers. You can walk down the streets and lanes they frequented, step into their hallways and spend a moment in their private spaces, where they wrote the literary masterpieces we cherish today. While book fandom is bigger than ever, flocking to visit the homes of famous authors is nothing new. In fact, the Bronte sisters became...

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How to Have the Best Self-Care Cozy Reading Day

How to Have the Best Self-Care Cozy Reading Day

With shorter evenings, colder temperatures and fewer fun things to do outside, our natural inclination can be to burrow deeper into our duvets on days off and watch unhealthy amounts of Netflix. Or you end up doing a handful of random chores and not really relaxing much at all. If this sounds like you, then we have the perfect formula to the book-worm’s “self-care” day! Our step-by-step guide will take right through from lazy morning to a relaxing evening.   Step 1 : Breakfast All the best days off should always start with a delicious and slow breakfast. Since the mornings are cold now in the Northern Hemisphere, we recommend something warm. If spending time in the kitchen is not...

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Real Life Jane Austen Locations You Can Visit

Real Life Jane Austen Locations You Can Visit

  If you need inspiration for your next trip, look no further. Travel back in time to Jane Austen’s day with a visit to some of the idyllic locations featured in her novels. While things might have changed a bit since her day, many of the places that inspired her books are still there, and you can visit them! From the rolling hills of Surrey to the stunning lakes of Derbyshire, there’s a multitude of incredible and historic sites to explore from Jane Austen’s beloved books. In this article, we’ll take you on a tour of the five most iconic Austen locations that you can visit around England, and discover how the places have changed since Austen wrote her books....

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Best Books Made into TV Shows

Best Books Made into TV Shows

While it’s always exciting when your favourite book gets made into a film, a TV is even better - usually at least 3 times as long, so it is more likely that they won’t cut up the book and omit important bits!   Here are my favourite book-to-TV picks - maybe some of your favourites are here, and maybe some new ones too.     Sanditon by Jane Austen Year: 2019-2023     Whilst everyone has seen the BBC miniseries of Pride & Prejudice, did you know Jane’s last unfinished novel was recently made into a TV show? Granted, since she didn’t finish it before she died, there is a hefty amount of story embellishment in order to fill a...

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5 Movie Adaptations That Are As Good as the Books They’re Based On

5 Movie Adaptations That Are As Good as the Books They’re Based On

Movie adaptations of books can be hit or miss. This is especially painful for book lovers, who wince to see their favourite novels desecrated by a terrible movie version. But adaptations of classic books have been truly spectacular, loved by many who have not ever read the books.   What makes a good adaptation? Some movies stick closely to the original story and soak up the magic of the source material. Others, such as some on our list, only take the basic plot and create something else entirely.   Read on for our top 5 movie adaptations, and comment with your own favourites below!     Pride and Prejudice (2005) Austen die-hards will insist that the only acceptable version is...

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Top Literary Travel Destinations - Part 1

Top Literary Travel Destinations - Part 1

It’s summer - and that means summer holidays! Whether you are planning a two-week break or just a weekend getaway, why not seek out some literary inspiration for your travels? Walk in the footsteps of your favourite writers and soak up the sites that inspired their great works of literature.   Even though most of these authors lived a long time ago, they have left their stamp on some of the world’s most beautiful travel spots.   Read on for our guide to my top literary travel trips!   F. Scott Fitzgerald - Côte D’Azur   As one of the 1920s “bright young things”, Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda frequented one of the hottest locales of their day - namely...

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My Top Five Female Characters From Literature

My Top Five Female Characters From Literature

Books have the power to inspire us, to explore new ways of living, different points of view that can shock or comfort. Literature can be especially important to women, who can read to discover how to live well in a world that does not prioritise their needs or desires. Books can be an escape, or a way to find oneself.   Read about my top five favourite females characters in literature.     Jo March - Little Women by Louisa May Alcott     Nowadays, we have a plethora of books about ambitious and independent young women who strike out on their own to live a different kind of life. But back when it came out, Little Women’s Jo March...

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