Though the days are creeping shorter, it isn’t winter yet. But it is autumn and autumn is the season when it gets windy, rainy and you want to do anything but study – so it’s also the perfect season to catch up on a bit of reading. Not the reading we’re all so bored of, of essays and papers and textbooks. Of books. Real books. It’s the perfect season to put on your pjs and snuggle up in bed, maybe even with a mug of hot chocolate, and definitely with an old paperback. Here are five cosy autumn reads to help you through those cold days.
It, directed by Andy Muschietti and adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name, debuted early last month. As with most adaptations, the movie has rekindled interest both in the source material (published in 1986) and in its author. While It is certainly one of King’s best works, there are plenty of others in his career as a novelist – over sixty books spanning forty years. Don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered.
Whether you are reading this at your desk, slowly disappearing beneath a pile of aesthetically pleasing yet functionally useless revision notes, or frantically clutching a coffee cup in some uninhabitable, oxygen-starved corner of the library – allow me to provide some momentary relief.
Winter time –the most fitting season to while away the hours in the window seat of your favourite café. Whether you are partial to a Starbucks gingerbread latte, or prefer a freshly-brewed americano from an artisan coffee house, these sub-zero Winter months are the best excuse to cosy-up in a really great coffee shop, favourite book in one hand, caffeinated beverage of choice in the other.
As the typical Scottish weather begins to take hold after a long Freshers’ week it is safe to say that a duvet day is on most of our to do lists. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the top five films for you and your flatmates to watch whilst nursing those hangovers.