Happy World Book Day

Happy World Book Day ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’™

โ€˜That's what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you to another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It's geometrically progressive - all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.โ€™ โœจ๐Ÿ“šby Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Burrows The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“š Iโ€™m often asked by applicants, how do you know WHAT to read when prepping for Oxford Uni? This is a great way to look at it - start with a text you enjoy and then from that text make connections elsewhere. For instance, I read Virginia Woolfโ€™s โ€˜Orlandoโ€™ which was on the school syllabus, from there I went onto read her diaries and other novels, including โ€˜Flushโ€™ ๐Ÿ“–Flush told the story of the Elizabeth Barrett Browning & Robert Browningโ€™s dog. They were both poets and this led me to read their poetry. I then learnt about the contexts in which these texts were written and developed a fascination in all of them with the role of women in literature.

So itโ€™s true there was no end in sight...one text kept leading to another...โ˜บ๏ธWhilst these are literary examples, the same method of picking things out of whatever youโ€™re reading and running away with them, can be applied to all subjects ๐ŸŽ“

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