Caitlin

Blog 136: Signed Books!

Book signing is the affixing of an author’s signature to a page in their book, usually the title page or endpaper. Sometimes authors will sign bookplates and affix them to the page instead of directly writing on the page. J.K. Rowling has a hologram to accompany and authenticate her signatures. Bookshops and Libraries will often […]

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Caitlin

Blog 135: Poetry & Writing Novels.

When reading a great book you will always come across a few lines or paragraphs that will make you pause for a moment, they will make you laugh, cry, gasp, look inwardly at yourself, and say ‘wow’.  These parts of the book are often quoted again and again by other readers in book reviews and […]

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Caitlin

Blog 131: My Literature Themed 50p Coin Collection

I’ve been collecting Literary and Science themed coins for the last several years. I collect circulated and uncirculated 10p, 50p, and £2 coins from the U.K., Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Guernsey, and Bailiwick of Jersey. I decided on sticking to themes for my coin collections but unfortunately for my bank account, more and more coins […]

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Jen

Blog 130: Top 8 Favourite Novels I Studied At University.

My Favourite Novels I Studied As Part of My Degree (in no particular order) As part of reflecting on my experiences at university, it would be bizarre not to include discussions about the novels I studied as part of my English Literature degree. We studied a wide range of texts, including plays and poetry but […]

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Caitlin

Blog 129: Books I Would Have If I Had A Home Library.

This list could easily be hundreds if not thousands of books including but not limited to, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, The Roald Dahl Collection, On The Origin Of Species by Charles Darwin, 1984 by George Orwell, The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Republic by Plato, The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare, […]

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Caitlin

Blog 127: Christmas Books To Buy As Christmas Presents.

Christmas Comes To Moominvalley This is an exquisitely illustrated re-telling of Tove Jansson’s classic story The Fir Tree, in which the kindly Moomins are woken up from their winter sleep to be told that ‘Christmas’ is coming. The only trouble is, the puzzled Moomins have no idea who, or what ‘Christmas’ is . . . *** […]

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Caitlin

Blog 125: Great Books To Give As Gifts.

All over the country, there are words disappearing from children’s lives. These are the words of the natural world; Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn, all gone. A wild landscape of imagination and play is rapidly fading from our children’s minds. The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration – […]

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