Musings

Discovering the Joy of Audiobooks

I am 100% late to this party, but I have recently started to listen to audiobooks. My library has an online component which allows me to download eBooks and audiobooks for a set number of days. Honestly, I mention the library so often in this blog, I may as well propose to it and move… Continue reading Discovering the Joy of Audiobooks

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Musings

Is There Value in Scheduling Reading Time?

There are several types of people in the world, but with reading I feel like you're either a spontaneous reader or a person who has their set ritual. I flip-flop between the two often, depending upon the various demands upon my time. When I do schedule my reading, I find that it's a great method… Continue reading Is There Value in Scheduling Reading Time?

Fiction

A Great and Terrible Beauty: A Review

Welcome to the heyday of colonial England: entering countries, taking their resources, and that's about it. But I digress. Let us discuss A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. *spoilers!* We begin by meeting Gemma Doyle and her mother in India, where they have lived many years. Gemma witnesses her mother's death, and is shipped back… Continue reading A Great and Terrible Beauty: A Review

Musings

Etching Yourself into a Book

Growing up, books were treated as sacred objects, not to be touched with anything but our hands and to be left unblemished. Lending out some of my books to my friends, they were returned with writing inside indicating to which parts they had read, some phrases underlined. I was quite upset and erased the pencil… Continue reading Etching Yourself into a Book

Musings

Book Hangovers: What Do You Experience?

An oh-so-brief google search of the term "Book Hangover" uncovers several articles along with many, many memes. They all referred to the sensation of remaining in the world which you have just finished/ left; in the case of the EpicRead.com glossary it also includes staying up too late to remain a functioning human being. I'm… Continue reading Book Hangovers: What Do You Experience?

Musings

Reading Nooks: Summer Edition

Summer is in full swing in the northern hemisphere, calling for a revamp in reading nooks. With the high temperatures, snuggling up with a blanket or a cup of tea just seems out of the question. So I went on a quest to find a nicer way to read during the oppressively warm days. During… Continue reading Reading Nooks: Summer Edition

Fiction

Quiet Neighbours: A Review

They say don't judge a book by its cover, but lately I've just been picking books up at random based on whether or not I enjoy their covers. It's not been too poor of a method as Foxlowe was a result of this experiment. This time it is Quiet Neighbours by Catriona McPherson, a very intriguing… Continue reading Quiet Neighbours: A Review