Fairy Tale Hearts: Organs or Intuition?

I've been thinking a lot about hearts recently. They're funny things, aren't they? Or at least our perception of them is. When we talk of hearts, instead of organs pumping blood around our bodies they become personified, almost magical things capable of love and adventure. They are strong and wild, and do not listen to reason. Can't... Continue Reading →

Nightwish: Stories Through Song

This week, I became captivated by the song Storytime by Nightwish, which is what inspired my topic for today's post: Stories. I love a stories, in any form, no matter where they come from. Stories are magical, beautiful creatures which appeal to our creative natures and inspire us like nothing else. In the words of Nightwish, they... Continue Reading →


If you've been following my blog, then you will know that I have been working on a fairy tale retelling for my university dissertation. Blog posts have been used to document my research into 'Sleeping Beauty,' and connect my retelling of the story with the wider world. Well, I handed that dissertation in just over a month ago.... Continue Reading →

Favourite Childhood Books

Now in my twenties, I am a lover of fantasy, magic, and all things mystical. For most people, fantasy is a genre discovered at a young age. However, my early reading habits featured very little magic. It wasn't until I read Eragon by Christopher Paolini when I was 15 that I really got into fantasy.... Continue Reading →

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