Happy World Book Day


Happy World Book Day 📚💙

‘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.’ ✨📚by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Burrows The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 📖 📚 I’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 Woolf’s ‘Orlando’ which was on the school syllabus, from there I went onto read her diaries and other novels, including ‘Flush’ 📖Flush told the story of the Elizabeth Barrett Browning & Robert Browning’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 it’s true there was no end in sight...one text kept leading to another...☺️Whilst these are literary examples, the same method of picking things out of whatever you’re reading and running away with them, can be applied to all subjects 🎓

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