The library, and step on it!

Looking at my list of literary heroines again, I suddenly realised that almost of my picks are white (Katniss Everdeen excepted).

This is a gross oversight that needs to be fixed, so I’m calling all of you up to tell me who your favourite literary heroine of colour is!

posted 1 hour ago with 12 notes

Thank you all for responding to my life-changing reads question!

I love hearing your stories (and have read every single one of them so far), so keep them coming!

posted 3 days ago with 1 note

I have a question for you all, because I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately:

Which book was a life-changing read for you and why?

posted 3 days ago with 81 notes

I was on the train home, thinking about whatever happened to my childhood dream of becoming a writer, when suddenly I noticed that the woman sitting opposite me was Connie Palmen, a famous Dutch author.

…I’m still not sure if this was the universe giving me a sign of encouragement or a warning.

posted 4 days ago with 40 notes

I’m back!

I’ve spent ten delicious days visiting friends and family in the UK (Nottingham, Liverpool, West Kirby, Chester, Llandubno, and Conwy) and had a really good time exploring all the different castles, abbeys, and D.H. Lawrence’s birth house.

I should be able to put up a picture of the books I bought later today!

posted 5 days ago with 14 notes

Well, I’m off for a short holiday in the UK! I’ll be visiting Nottingham and Liverpool for about ten days, so there will be no updates and I probably won’t be answering messages either.

See you all when I get back!

posted 2 weeks ago with 6 notes

The Official Blog of Brilliance launch has been delayed ever so slightly because I am an idiot. I somehow managed to screw up the lay-out and now my IT-savvy friend has to put it all back to the way it was.

Today’s lesson: I should just stick to writing and leave IT things to people who actually know how websites work.

posted 3 weeks ago with 3 notes

In response to some of your comments:

Yes, I think that Wilfred Owen had a massive crush on Sassoon at the very least (i mean, come on), but since we don’t know if anything actually happened between the two, I’d still call their relationship a friendship.

posted 3 weeks ago with 9 notes

I am just thrilled that the Persephone Books post is doing so well (over 12,000 notes as of today!), they really deserve the publicity.

Do you think they’d send me a gift certificate for my troubles

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I have a question for my British followers:

I’m going to visit Liverpool and Nottingham this summer (I’ve got relatives there) and I was wondering if there are any literary sights I should see. Museums, book shops, anything else I might be interested in, I’m open to suggestions!

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