5 Year Blog-iversary! Favourite posts

I was thinking about my blog the other day, wondering whether to pack it in. Sometimes I think it's a tool for procrastination and stops me doing any 'real' writing (e.g something I can make money from, or a book or a screenplay or something.) Sometimes I think I should be trying to grow it, so that more than a handful of people take an interest. But then I think, it's okay to have a hobby, and my writing's probably better for it.  In celebration of this momentous occasion, then, here are a few of my favourite posts from across the years (so weird that I can say that when talking about my blog - can't believe it's been this long!!!) And if you're new to my little corner of the internet, here's your introduction to the kinds of posts I do.

(You could also check out We'll Meet it when it does my (relatively) newer blog, for more lists, discussions, TV and film reviews and round-up posts :D) 

Discussion: Did Scarlet get Rhett back? - Practically an essay, but you can't read Gone with the Wind without having a lot of thoughts. It still drives me mad that we will NEVER KNOW.

Discussion: Female Friendships in books (and why aren't there more of them?)  - I liked writing this one, and it is a question that needs asking. Reading it back, I'd also add Saffron and Sarah from Hilary McKay's Casson books.

In Defence of the Disney Princesses - I re-jigged this as a guest post for HelloGiggles and a girl I knew from school commented (positively) on it on facebook without knowing it was written by me. People were discussing it in depth and referring to me as 'the author'. Proud moment right there guys.

Illustrated Picture Books - I compiled this list for a top ten tuesday freebie, but I just like looking at the pretty pictures. 

Shy Characters in Literature - Writing this made me feel quite well represented.

Youtube clip.

Bruce Bogtrotter's Chocolate Cake - The 'page to plate' that turned out best.

Songs from Books - I did a presentation about this kind of thing at uni which went terribly, so I thought I'd try to redeem myself with this post.

Page to Screen Kisses: The Good, the Bad and that one in Persuasion... - One of my very first list posts. Some of the videos don't work anymore but it's still one of my favourites.

The Best of the Jane Austen Adaptions - In my opinion anyway. When is someone going to make a decent Mansfield Park?

Best and Worst Casting Decisions - I've done a few casting posts since this very early one, and I'm starting to think that 'casting director' would be my second place dream job (if you count all kinds of writing under one umbrella). 

The Literary Dinner Party Tag - I just love how I found such perfect GIFS for this.

How long have you been blogging? Do you have a favourite post of yours? 


  1. Happy blogiversary! I’ve been blogging for 5 years, too.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Thanks :D Same to you for your blog. Goes fast, doesn't it!


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