Fictional male role models

Last year, I wrote this blog post about my favourite female fictional characters. The announcement that the new Doctor is going to be a woman (I’m incredibly jealous by the way; I wanted to be …

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Book Club: January

Apologies that my choice of books for October, November and December of my virtual book club all turned out to be a bit rubbish. But finally! January has come up trumps. I wasn’t bored once …

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Best of 2015

Favourite discovery of 2015: The brilliant Witch, Please podcast. A fortnightly podcast about the Harry Potter world. The two hosts are academics who are rereading the Harry Potter books and rewatching the films for the …

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Book club: October review

Audiobook: Last Song Before Night by Ilana C. Myer Length of audiobook: 17 hours 48 minutes Narrator: Alison McKenna (Irish accent) Genre: Fantasy Audiobook description on Audible: A high fantasy following a young woman’s defiance …

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What role have books played in my life?

Books were read to me before I can even remember, before my first memories of life. I wonder what impact they had on me and on my growing brain. Were the stories being woven into …

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