The number of children reading for fun is declining annually: are we at risk of losing something very important? Over the past few weeks, I have volunteered at my local library encouraging young children to read books of their choice and to give thoughtful responses to what they felt about them. This experience has been… Read More Should We All Aim to Read More?
A turn of the century meant a turn on tradition in literature Modernism was the changes in the arts between late 19th century and 1939, with the outbreak of World War Two acting as the ‘full stop’ on this movement. The key feature of Modernism was experimentation in form, rather than presenting both art and… Read More Literary Modernism
A brief overview of the history of this popular genre I’m fairly certain that most of us have watched one of the Twilight films, or read the series of novels the films are based on by Stephanie Meyer. Though I find the intense and cliché relationship between Edward and Bella somewhat hard to stomach due… Read More Gothic Literature – Now to Then
What books will you delve into this summer? This year I have seen my piles of ‘completed’ and ‘to read’ books at their highest as I’ve attempted to not only conduct much wider reading for my studies, but also to devote more time to reading for pleasure instead of procrastinating over various other things. To… Read More Book Reviews – My 2018 Reading List So Far