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An Anthology for the Changing Seasons:


It is more and more important today that we engage with nature physically, intellectually and emotionally, rather than allow ourselves to disconnect; that we witness rather than turn away, and celebrate rather than neglect

Nature writing has always brought me solace. It’s something that, when locked away in a city for the majority of the year, brings me such comfort. It reminds me of home, where I can hear the bird’s sing as clearly as the blue sky. Where I can journey ten minutes one way and be surrounded by the hustle-and-bustle of town life, and then journey ten minutes the other way and be greeted by an abundance of plants, the trickling sound of running water, and the barren fells. When I stumbled across Melissa Harrison’s An Anthology for the Changing Seasons, I thought I was in heaven. I just had to buy and read them all.

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January Wrap-up:


The first month of 2018 is over and with it comes my first wrap-up of the year. Despite the month starting off a little slow (I felt myself steadily declining into a reading slump), I managed to sort myself out and get something read.

To start off with, I finished all of my undergraduate reading. Not only does that mean I’m closer to finishing my degree (which I’m not ready to talk about just yet), but I now have more time to read books of my own choosing. With this, I’ll be able to write more engaging and enjoyable posts for you (and no more boring, unheard of books!).

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Winter TBR:

I don’t usually write TBR posts because a) I have too much university reading to do and b) I feel too pressured to actually read the books I say I want to read. But, as I mentioned in my Autumn TBR, I want to start reading seasonally. What’s the point of reading a book set in the snowy wilderness when it’s the middle of summer?

So, here’s a list of the books I want to read during the winter months:

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