|“The love of learning, the sequestered
nooks…” One of my favourite book quotes!
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I wrote my first blog post a year ago today. I had finished my first year of university, and I was left with four months of planned reading and very little else. Blogging made my summer so much more interesting, and allowed my extensive reading to have more of a purpose.
Since then, keeping my blog has allowed me to share my thoughts on books, develop my ideas on literature, and get in touch with some lovely people. I’m certainly glad that I started this website, even though it seemed like a crazy idea to start with.
I may have a celebratory glass of wine today, alongside the mandatory read of a good book. I’m currently reading Regeneration by Pat Barker, and would so far recommend it, particularly to those that are interested war poetry.
I’ll be sure to post about it when I’m finished, but for now I’d like to share a few lists.
Firstly, over the last year I’ve enjoyed reading so many book blogs. I doubt I could mention them all here, but here are a select few bloggers and their homes in the blogosphere (if I’ve left you out it doesn’t mean I’ll skip reading your next post!):
- Melissa at Camino Literario
- Brian at Brian’s Babbling Books
- Steph at On Page and Screen
- Charlotte at Charlotte Reads Classics
- Caro at Wuthering Reads
- Elena at Books and Reviews
- F.C. Malby
- The lovely people at Lit. Hitchhiker
- Angeliki at Reading Psychology
- Bibliotherapy for Anxiety: Active, Beautiful, and Calming Fictional Books
- Childhood, Boyhood, Youth – Leo Tolstoy: Shyness and Self-Improvement
- Susan Cain’s “Quiet”, Rosa Parks, and Introverted Learning
- Tolstoy, Grief and Bicycles – The translator of the edition I reviewed got in touch after I posted this: he seemed a genuine fan of Tolstoy’s work, and I’ll always be grateful that he contacted me.
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Mental Health, PTSD, and Literature
- The Poem in Skyfall: A Quote From Tennyson’s Ulysses
- Edward Thomas on England, Depression and Not Belonging
- A Review of Pat Barker’s Regeneration
- The Poets That Influenced Che Guevara