It might sound like something from vampire mythology, but studies have shown that regularly infusing young blood can turn back the clock.
The new £10 note was released on September 14th, gracing Britain with the lovely visage of Jane Austen, along with that of Queen Elizabeth II of course. Jane Austen was a popular choice for being on a bank note; she’s one of Britain’s most famous authors and her books continue to be read 200 years after her death.
More Asimov! Yes, you’ve read that right. I’m going to talk about Asimov, again, so brace yourselves…
Happy October! I’ve been looking forward to this month for so long! The 19th of October sees Pullman’s new book, La Belle Sauvage (the first in the Book of Dust series), finally being released. And man, am I excited. And on the 20th of October, Pullman is giving a talk at the London Southbank Literary Festival about his new series, and guess who got tickets? Yes, me!
So, with all that going on this month, let’s talk about Philip Pullman. Or more specifically: let’s talk Dust!
Reading Orwell always makes me happy. I know that his novels are full of depressing themes, and there’s never a ‘feel good’ ending, but I am just filled with nerdy book joy when I read his work. Burmese Days wasn’t any different.
Ugh. This novel. I know it’s a classic, and so many people love it, but…ugh, I just didn’t. Well, I didn’t like the first half of it anyway. Prepare yourself for my reasons why…
I have a pen-pal and we write good, old fashioned letters to each other. He lives in Sydney, and I live in London, and we communicate with words that we write, on paper, and then send in the post. Weird huh? In this technological age, where everything is instantaneous, it’s hard to see why any two 24 year olds would like to use this outdated method of keeping in touch. But, the art of letter writing is still alive and kicking.
This is my letter writing story.