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Six Wonderful Works of French Literature For Bastille Day!

Six Wonderful Works of French Literature For Bastille Day!

Bonjour! It’s July 14 – Bastille Day! To celebrate all things French, here are six wonderful works of French literature!

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 11! The end of book 4, the start of book 5, and my Patronus! *SPOILERS*

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 11! The end of book 4, the start of book 5, and my Patronus! *SPOILERS*

It has been a few days since I finished Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; I needed a moment to compose myself. That ending! Wow! You…

Malala Day July 12: Five Remarkable Women Speaking Out For Change

Malala Day July 12: Five Remarkable Women Speaking Out For Change

Malala Yousafzai was only 15 years old when the Taliban shot her point blank in the head. She famously survived the assassination attempt, which was in retribution…

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 10! Or, the day I attempt, yet again, to predict the unpredictable.

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 10! Or, the day I attempt, yet again, to predict the unpredictable.

I am heading towards the pointy end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and, with just over 100 pages to go, it is time for…

Small Things, by Mel Tregonning. 2017 Gold Ledger Winner, and raising awareness of mental illness

Small Things, by Mel Tregonning. 2017 Gold Ledger Winner, and raising awareness of mental illness

This book is a small thing by name only, for within these pages are big problems and big emotions, but also big heart. Told through illustration, a…

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 9! When Did These Books Get So Big?! *SPOILERS*

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 9! When Did These Books Get So Big?! *SPOILERS*

Had I known my Harry Potter reading marathon would involve books larger than 600 pages, I may not have embarked on this whirlwind wizarding adventure. But alas,…

Plastic Free July! #choosetorefuse

Plastic Free July! #choosetorefuse

Plastic Free July is an initiative to raise awareness of how we use plastic in our everyday lives and to encourage alternative non-plastic habits. Run by the Earth…

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 8 – It’s Unputdownable! *SPOILERS*

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 8 – It’s Unputdownable! *SPOILERS*

I was tempted to draw out a family tree, nearing the end of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, to map out the interactions between all…

Books on my shelf… or in random piles around the house! #1

Books on my shelf… or in random piles around the house! #1

In ‘books on my shelf… or in random piles around the house‘ I select a random section of my bookshelf, or one of the many piles of…

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 7 – Harry “trouble usually finds me” Potter is back!

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 7 – Harry “trouble usually finds me” Potter is back!

Poor Harry said it best: “I don’t go looking for trouble… Trouble usually finds me.” And sure enough, Harry only barely survives another summer with the Dursleys…

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 6 – The Day I Am Sorted Into My House!

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 6 – The Day I Am Sorted Into My House!

After finishing Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets yesterday, today was a reading rest day for me. But given I am well on my way to…

Hi! I'm Julia, a lifelong reader, an aspiring writer, medical doctor, and now book blogger, from Queensland, Australia! Go to 'About Read and Live Well' to learn more!

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Q1: Bookish confession. I haven't read a Jane Austen novel that I've enjoyed yet! 😳 I will continue though!
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Q2: Author you think is underrated. Georgia Blain who wrote Between a Wolf and a Dog which is still one of the best books I've read this year and I want more people to read it!
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