The Wrekin

The Wrekin

In Shropshire there is a hill called The Wrekin. There is an old story that claims to  explain the hill’s origins : There was once a welsh  giant called Gwendol Wrekin ap Shenkin ap Mynyddmawr. He had a grudge against the people of Shrewsbury (for reasons now unknown) so he came up with a cunning plan […]

January 27, 2014
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I Heart Paperbacks

I Heart Paperbacks

The thing about hardback books is that they are worth more than paperbacks. They have a greater value  and are often more carefully created. Which is why I don’t often chuck a hardback in my rucksack. They are heavy and their dust-jackets (which I always forget to take off) can get ripped fairly easily which […]

January 9, 2014
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Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

I really enjoyed Throne of Glass. I think it is a great start to what is set to be an entertaining fantasy series. The central plot of the novel revolves around a contest. Celaena, an eighteen-year-old highly trained assassin,  has been whisked away from the salt mines in Endovier in order to compete as the prince’s representative […]

January 8, 2014
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Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2014

Top Ten Goals/Resolutions For 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week they provide a topic for a Top Ten list. Check out the link to see what topics they have planned for the coming weeks. A new blog, a new year, a new start. Here are ten goals I have for this year: 1) Be […]

January 7, 2014
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Magical Monday: Herne the Hunter

Magical Monday: Herne the Hunter

Sometime a keeper here in Windsor Forest, Doth all the winter-time, at still midnight, Walk round about an oak, with great ragg’d horns; And there he blasts the tree, and takes the cattle, And makes milch-kine yield blood, and shakes a chain In a most hideous and dreadful manner. You have heard of such a […]

January 6, 2014
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