General Musings

Sometimes I like to write about other things, usually book-related, that have captured my imagination either in the news or in my own little world. So here is a list of the non-book-reviewy features/posts that I have written:

The Look of Books – Gendered Covers – based on an article by Maureen Johnson, I look at her argument for cover design influenced by the gender of the author

Favourite Fathers Found in Fiction – a run down of my favourite dad’s in literature

Under an Assumed Name – triggered by the reveal of J.K. Rowling as Robert Galbraith, an exploration of authors who have used also pseudonyms and why

An Interesting Turn of Events – to mark the start of my MA in Children’s Literature I wanted to share some children’s books that influenced my reading habits and have stayed with me ever since

Taking Up The Mantle – inspired by the recent spate of authors announcing new books using iconic literary characters

Spectacular Spooktacular – my favourite Halloween reads

Literary Christmas Crackers – part of the Christmas Cracker book tag from Lucy, The Bumbling Bibliophile

Stepping into a Magical Literary World – a whistle-stop review of my amazing trip to Warner Bros Studio Tours of the Harry Potter films

Delving into Diaries – a look at my five favourite literary diaries, in honour of Sue Townsend

The Beauty of the Independent Bookshop – a dedication to the best job I’ve ever had at a lovely indie bookshop that is, sadly, no more

For The Love Of Chocolate – celebrating Roald Dahl Day and the 50th anniversary of Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

A Celebratory Snapshot of Narnia – some mini reviews of the seven Narnia Chronicles in order to celebrate the 65th anniversary of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Dumbed Down Dan Brown? – my response to the news that an adapted YA version of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code is being released

Splendiferous Sightings – a first look at of some of the Summer 2016 BFG Dream Jars

A Big Friendly Blockbuster? – a review of Steven Spielberg’s 2016 version of The BFG

Introducing A Dahl A Day – the start of my two week Dahl a Day challenge (Sept 2016)

Writing ‘Feelings’ and Expressing Emotion – a post on writing the picture book Feelings

Reading “Feelings” – a post on my picture book, Feelings, for Mental Health Awareness Week

TGIF posts

Some weeks I like to post something fun for a Friday. It was started to help me get back into the swing of blogging as I was in a slump and it worked! So for complete Friday ramblings, look no further!

Never Too Old For Bluebells
Fun, Fairs and Frolics
I Like To Move It, Move It!
Theatre and Themes
Writing ‘Feelings’ and Expressing Emotion
The Arrival of Autumn (2016)
Secret Santa
Seven Magical Christmassy Joys
Here’s to 2017!
An Ode to Resolutions
Joyful January?!


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