Dante’s Inferno

Inferno was finished around 1314 (the story is set in 1300) and is the first part of the epic poem Divine Comedy. It is followed by Purgatorio and Paradiso. Inferno, Italian for Hell, tells the story of Dante’s journey through Hell guided by the poet Virgil. There are nine circles in Dante’s Hell and these are: Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Anger, Heresy, Violence, Fraud and finally Treachery. The Divine Comedy is an allegory representing the journey of the soul towards God with the first volume, Inferno, depicting the recognition and rejection of sin.

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O.W.Ls Readathon

I did this readathon last year and really enjoyed it, even if I got a little confused on the rules! This year there is a discord and a careers booklet and it’s just seems like a very fun thing to do. This is a very well-organised readathon and while it starts off here, it has readathons throughout the year.

This year it runs through April (so the same time as Camp Nanowrimo unfortunately). The twitter for this readathon is here.

I did this readathon last year (Magical Readathon) but this year they have careers going on. You pick one career and try to get the O.W.Ls (and N.E.W.Ts) for that career. I’ve put options for all the prompts down and I’m going to aim for the career of Alchemist, which requires all the O.W.Ls.

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Blood and Sand

Blood and Sand (Blood and Sand, #1)Roma Victrix. The Republic of Rome is on a relentless march to create an empire―an empire built on the backs of the conquered, brought back to Rome as slaves.

Attia was once destined to rule as the queen and swordmaiden of Thrace, the greatest warrior kingdom the world had seen since Sparta. Now she is a slave, given to Xanthus, the Champion of Rome, as a sign of his master’s favor. Enslaved as a child, Xanthus is the preeminent gladiator of his generation.

Against all odds, Attia and Xanthus form a tentative bond. A bond that will spark a rebellion. A rebellion that threatens to bring the Roman Republic to its end―and gives rise to the legend of Spartacus…

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Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme. It used to be hosted by The Broke and the Bookish but now it is being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is ‘books on my Spring 2019 TBR’.

I’m such a mood reader but I’m definitely influenced by the seasons and whether I can read outside or inside. Spring is the time for mysteries, romance and contemporary books, with a little bit of fantasy thrown in, so I’m hoping my TBR reflects that. I also have a thing for blue and green covers in the spring.

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ConfessionsHer pupils killed her daughter. Now, she will have her revenge.

After an engagement that ended in tragedy, all Yuko Moriguchi had to live for was her four-year-old child, Manami. Now, after a heartbreaking accident on the grounds of the middle school where she teaches, Yuko has given up and tendered her resignation.

But first, she has one last lecture to deliver. She tells a story that will upend everything her students ever thought they knew about two of their peers, and sets in motion a maniacal plot for revenge.

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