July/August Reading Roundup

This is an old draft I never posted!! But there are some fantastic books here so here it is anyway. This is what I read in July and August this year.

As much as I wish I could post about each book individually, I just don’t think I will be able to so apologies to all these authors who deserve their own spots!

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A Blade So Black by LL McKinney

Alice is back – but where’s the wonder?


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The Day The Grown-Ups Disappeared

This term, I am taking a creative writing module, Writing for a Child Audience, on my Masters course at Roehampton University. Every week we submit short creative pieces, and this is my first: the introduction to a story in which adult authority is dispensed with.

This is a piece that could become something much longer and interesting, so we’ll see if I ever get round to it!

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Fantasy and Feminism at Waterstones Piccadilly

Last week, I went to a panel discussion on feminism and fantasy at Waterstones Piccadilly. I left with a hugely expanded TBR.


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Dialogism in Sarah Fielding’s The Governess or, Little Female Academy (1749)

I got a good mark for this essay so here it is for your reading pleasure.


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May/June Reading Roundup

I’m just not going to get around to writing individual posts so in the meantime here’s a summary of what I’ve been reading.


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4th CRCL Symposium on Cognitive Approaches to Children’s Literature

On Thursday the 5th of July, 2018, I got up at 5am, hopped on a train from Tottenham Hale, and jetted off to Cambridge for the Cambridge University Centre for Research in Children’s Literature’s 4th Symposium on Cognitive Approaches to Children’s Literature.

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