Six Literary Sweaters for Autumn

It’s that time of year when you start to sneer at Pumpkin Spice Lattes (but secretly want one) and pick out a new pair of ankle-boots that you refuse to take off until next March. Autumn- the season for slogan sweaters and lazing about on weekends with a book in a comfy chair.


This is a list of jumpers/sweaters featuring literary motifs or slogans (peak 2017), which you can smugly wear on casual Friday or during weekend plans with friends to remind people that yes, you Read.

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The Virago Press #BooksForChange Challenge Part 3

If you missed part one of this challenge, you can find it here and part two is here.

Virago is a British publishing company, founded in 1973, with the intention of giving voice and publishing presence to female authors. Since then, the mission statement has expanded to include authors and reprinted works with a broader positive intention; LGBTQ texts; books written by non-binary authors; works which reflect a diversity of neurological conditions and mental illnesses; and lots more. You can find Virago online here, where they have a fascinating timeline of their own history.

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International Women’s Day 2017

To celebrate International Women’s Day I’m highlighting important female and/or feminist authors on the hour, every hour, over on Twitter and Tumblr. I’m collecting all eight together here for easy reading, and to provide links to where you can buy their works online.

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Today is University Mental Health Day; an important point in the calendar to remember that illnesses are not always visible, and that individual struggles are not always audible. A helping hand, a sympathetic chat, and taking time out of your day to make sure that the people around you feel appreciated and cared for won’t fix every problem, but it is so important to make sure that no one feels alone. Continue reading “#UniMentalHealthDay”

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” Five recipes inspired by literary favourites.


You may think you’re too wrapped up in your current book to stop to eat, but today I’ve pulled together five recipes from five different literary classics or from favourite authors, which you could make this weekend. After all, as George Bernard Shaw once said “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”

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