Jade Fell

13 Flips | 4 Magazines | @thatwickedjava | I'm Jade, an expert on collective nouns, bookworm, blogger, writer, Jedi Knight, paranormal research aficionado and taxidermy enthusiast.

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” ― J.M. Barrie

<b>Flowers, shadows and the age of magic</b><p>Nigerian author Ben Okri reflects on how moving from the UK to Africa as a child introduced him to new …

“The ignorance of the oppressed is strength for the oppressor.” — A. R. Bernard

<b>First to Dance — Sonya Writes</b><p>Sonya Writes lives in North Carolina with her two daughters. A quick look at her website reveals she has a love of all …

“You are a little soul carrying about a corpse, as Epictetus used to say.” ― Marcus Aurelius

Good news obscure poetry fans – I have another #TBT treat for you!<p>I can’t take all the credit for this one, it was the combined effort of myself and …

“Confession is not betrayal. What you say or do doesn’t matter; only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving you-that would be the real betrayal.” ― George Orwell

<b>The Kiss of the Spider Woman – Manuel Puig</b> <b><br>(El Beso de la Mujer Araña)</b><p>‘– Something a little strange, that’s what you notice, that she’s not a woman …

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ― Anaïs Nin

<b>Zenith Hotel ― Oscar Coop-Phane</b><p>‘When I wake up my teeth feel furry. There’s a foul taste in my mouth – a nasty sort of animal taste.’ – For Nanou, …

“I get up and pace the room, as if I can leave my guilt behind me. But it tracks me as I walk, an ugly shadow made by myself.” ― Rosamund Lupton

<b>Now the Day is Over ― Marion Husband</b><p>‘In my more lucid moments I know I’m dead…’ So begins Edwina’s story, a woman whose spirit remains, long after …

Author spotlight and Goodreads giveaway ― N Caraway

<b>“Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald</b><p>I am currently helping to host a …

Time magazine’s All-time 100 Novels

I recently stumbled, not for the first time, upon <i>Time</i> magazine’s All-time 100 Novels list.<p>If you’re unfamiliar with this (unlikely I know) in 2005 …

‘These are a few of my favourite things’

I have something a little different to share with you today.<p>This weekend I went to stay with friends in Norwich.<p>First let me tell you a little bit …

Why you should read… and why you shouldn’t

<b>Reading is good for you!</b><p>I feel as though I am being inundated with pointless articles. Welcome to the internet amiright?<p>I’ve read, or rather glanced …

Wordless Wednesday

Holi Festival of Colours! Celebrate with six colourful books

Holi Festival of Colours – one of the world’s most beautiful, and, indeed colourful, celebrations is taking place today.<p>To mark the occasion I’ve put …

Happy world book day! Ten new releases to get you started

<b>World Book Day is a celebration –</b> <b>a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading.</b><p>Each year children across the world are brought together …

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