To Kindle, or Not To Kindle?

When Kindles first stormed the markets I was horrified. As an English Literature graduate, I had dedicated years of my life to studying novels, poems and plays that had survived centuries from their first transcription. I scanned, or read, on average fifteen books a day, sifting through library shelves, getting down on my knees in

Why you Need to Pick Up a Book, and Read

As we get older, we begin to reminisce more often. Recently, I’ve been company to many discussions about childhood memories, specifically television programmes. This is made all the more interesting by my international group of friends, many of whom watched the same programme in various languages, always a source of amusement as we compare. Inevitably,

Seven of Literature’s Best Female Characters

Dorothea Brooke Dorothea is a character that readers tend to feel strongly about. She grates on some (most likely because she is stubborn, a religious fanatic, and quite a prude) but there exist plenty others who adore her. This is a sign that George Eliot did something right when she created Dorothea. The star of

Celebrity Lives of the Jazz Age

Though it is extremely fashionable to talk loudly and disdainfully about celebrities, the modern world is more knowledgable about their lives than ever before. Even if you are not guilty of leafing through a trashy magazine in the supermarket line, the abundance of gossip littering social media is unescapable, particularly now that Facebook has introduced