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!
Ch-Ch-Changes
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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