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140/365 Today I…got lost in a book

Today I… spent all evening caught up in a novel- you know, when you can’t stop until you have finished it?   The Soldier’s Return (2000) by Melvyn Bragg. The narrative takes place at the end of WW2, where the protagonist, … Continue reading

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121/365 Today I…have been reading

Today I…have been reading. Not unusual, you may think but here’s the thing… I have been reading JUST FOR FUN. After many months of reading for study, and some concentrated revision over the past few weeks, I have taken a few … Continue reading

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110/365 Today I…am revising for exams

Today I… am revising for my first exam which is on 19 May. The module is ‘Asia and the Victorians’- I have a 2 hour exam with 2 essays to write.  I am struggling with this module- the reading was … Continue reading

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97/365 Today I …reblogged The First Gothic Novel

Originally posted on Interesting Literature:
The early Gothic novelists are an interesting lot. Matthew Lewis, known for his 1796 novel The Monk, wrote his will on a servant’s hat while dying on board a ship from Jamaica to the UK. William Beckford…

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83/365 Today I…saw this in the paper

Today I…saw this in the paper. ( The Sun) As a red-haired woman ( OK, so now it’s white!!) with a delicately turned ankle I thought -WOOHOO! “Propose at once”. *smugface* Although the Sun reporter has just picked out the … Continue reading

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63/365 Today I…went to book club

Today I…went to book club. The other members of the group are all ‘ladies’ who work at the same company as me.  The idea is we meet after work once a month in the village pub and chat over a coffee … Continue reading

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29/365 Today I…

Today I…am hoping to make up for such a rubbish post yesterday! I have just finished reading ‘The Shadow Line’ by Joseph Conrad- this week’s text for my Uni module ‘Asia & the Victorians’.  This book is available in e … Continue reading

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28/365 Today I…

Today I…am reading ‘The Shadow Line’ by Joseph Conrad.

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