Word of the Day – Cogitate

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Cogitate (adj) koj-i-tayt Think deeply about something; meditate or reflect. Late 16th century: from Latin cogitat- ‘considered’, from the verb cogitare, from co- ‘together’ + agitare ‘turn over, consider’. (more…)

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The House That Inspired Wuthering Heights Is on the Market

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Fans of Emily Brontë's novel Wuthering Heights will be interested to learn that the house that helped inspire the story is now on the market. The 17th century property is…

If Lord of the Rings characters were Zodiac Signs…

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The Zodiac consists of 12 signs, each with particular characteristics assigned for people born at specific times of the year. For centuries now, each month-long period has had its own…

Florida Looks to Pass Bill That Would Make Banning Books Easier

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Some lawmakers in Florida are working to pass a bill that would make banning certain books in Florida public schools easier. Florida representative Mark Hill filed HB55 back in February,…

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Illustrated Finally has a Release Date

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When the Harry Potter illustrated series by Jim Kay was first announced we were promised a book a year, making buying Christmas presents very easy! However, when it came to…

Salman Rushdie to Publish Don Quixote Inspired Novel

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Salman Rushdie is to publish a Don Quixote inspired novel later this year. Quichotte is inspired by the Miguel de Cervantes classic text and tells the story of an ageing…

Peaky Blinders Tie-In Book Coming

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Later this year comes the fifth series of The Peaky Blinders to the BBC, the much loved show based on gang activity in the early 20th Century. Earlier in the…

If Lord of the Rings characters were Zodiac Signs…

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The Zodiac consists of 12 signs, each with particular characteristics assigned for people born at specific times of the year. For centuries now, each month-long period has had its own…

Newly discovered ‘Baby-Sitters Club’ book covers revealed

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The Baby-Sitters Club has recently been announced as making a comeback and many fans are very excited. Zacksploitation Comics decided to celebrate by taking classic Baby-Sitters Club book covers and having a bit…

Man Tweets his FIRST ever viewing of the Harry Potter movies

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As much as it may amaze you some people have yet to watch the movie adaptation of the Harry Potter series. (I know!) One of those folk is Chef Swasty on Twitter.…

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Quiz! Women in History

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To help celebrate Women’s History Month, this quiz focuses on novels written about the lives of real women in history.   (more…)

Quiz – Alternative Histories

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A quiz on one of my favourite genres – Alternative Histories – where things are so much better (or worse!) according to the imagination of the author.   (more…)

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