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Non-Fiction November

Since leaving university last summer, I’ve made a conscious effort to include more non-fiction in my reading. I think I’ve been doing pretty well so far, so what better way to review my non-fiction habits than by taking part in Non-Fiction November!

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How I Use Trello to Organise My Reading

Trello is a fantastic productivity tool that helps you organise and prioritise tasks using lists. Who doesn’t love a list?! Kelly @ Another Book in the Wall recently wrote about how she uses Trello to organise her blogging, which is what inspired me to think about my own use of the site.

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A Visit to Stratford-Upon-Avon – the Home of Shakespeare

May felt like such a busy month for me, so once June rolled around and things seemed to be quieting down, I decided it would be the perfect time to get out of the city, do some exploring, and relax! I recruited one of my closest friends, Emma, who I met at university where we both studied English Literature, and we decided to head off to see the home of our good pal, William Shakespeare!

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Books News: Pottermore announces new books!

It was recently announced that Harry Potter fans were being treated to four new Pottermore eBooks to further explore the magical world! The non-fiction works are each based on well-known Hogwarts lessons. They’ll form the ‘A Journey Through…’ series, which started with A History of Magic in 2017.

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Book News: The Book of Dust Volume 2!

You may have seen this week that the second instalment in Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust series has had a cover reveal! Volume Two, named The Secret Commonwealth, takes place after the events of His Dark Materials and follows 20-year-old Lyra across the world as she hunts for a town haunted by daemons. The novel is set to be released on October 3rd, 2019, and the publishers have just revealed the stunning cover art, illustrated by Chris Wormell.

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NodeGirls: Coding Workshop for Women

Today I wanted to do a post about an amazing event I attended last weekend, but which isn’t books related. It is, in some way, related to blogging though! NodeGirls is a free workshop that teaches code to women and non-binary and trans people. They run in London and Oxford in the UK, along with Stockholm, Madrid, and Tel Aviv. I was fortunate enough to attend their London workshop this past weekend and had the best time!

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World Poetry Day

I used to think that your favourite poem should be the one that never fails to make you happy. That was until I came across this poem by Ross Gay. Then I realised that your favourite poem should be the one that never fails to move you.

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