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Pondering about Potter…

Summer has certainty arrived, the nights are longer, the sun is shining that little bit more and I’m spending more time outside eating ice cream. I’ve also been doing a lot of reading, but very little blogging over the past few weeks… now it’s time to get back on track. The biggest news, of course,… Continue reading Pondering about Potter…

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An ever-growing collection of books…

Now it may not come as too much of a surprise that I like to read, and I read a lot. As such even my bookshelves are starting to overflow, piles of books are appearing around my bedroom and even I feel the books around my bed may soon become a tripping hazard. Yet I… Continue reading An ever-growing collection of books…

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter has been an obsession of mine for far too many years to count, I’ve read the books numerous times, seen the film, been to the studio tour and the Wizarding World in Orlando. Yet as more Potter elements are unleashed into the world I’m as excited as I was when the publication date… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

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As a reviewer for The Mancunion, I got the chance to visit Manchester’s Home as it presented its first Christmas production, with the opening of Inkheart; a transformation of Cornelia Funke’s novel to the stage. Family friendly, full of humour and all the imagination of a child, this is a show to catch this festive season… Continue reading Inkheart

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The Night Circus

I’m unsure why exactly I feel as though The Night Circus can only really be read in November, maybe it’s the magic of christmas approaching and the darker nights which fit in with this book so perfectly. Regardless of when you decide to pick up The Night Circus (although November is the time for me),… Continue reading The Night Circus