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Introducing The Literary Edit


I recently wrote about how this blog was undergoing a rebrand, and I’m really excited to introduce you all to The Literary Edit. While the idea of a rebrand has been brewing for some time, it was less than a fortnight ago that I decided on the name, and immediately put the wheels in motion. There have been a lot of late and sleepless nights, during which I’ve been honing everything from the new logo to the various categories I’ll be writing about, and I’m thrilled to finally be launching what will be a beautiful space for book lovers.

Why The Literary Edit?

Prior to my rebrand, I had been doing a lot of work on the niche of my blog. Having been blogging about books for five years, and life as an expat for almost eighteen months, I considered moving more into the travel blogger arena. It was only when I spoke to Monica Stott of  The Travel Hack fame that I realised that as much as I relished in the freebies that came with travel blogging; my greatest passion has and will always be books. I felt as though I had outgrown The Unlikely Bookworm, and The Literary Edit perfectly coins what this new space will be about – all things bookish. From reading recommendations, to beautiful bookstores, to stylish travel with a literary twist and beyond, it will be a one stop shop for all your novel needs.

Fresh New Content

For those of you who have been following my personal journey of late, I’ll still be keeping you up to date with all things visa related, however my focus will be on as much bookish content as I can squeeze onto the pages.

  • Book Reviews: Book reviews will still take up a large part of the site’s content, as I continue to read my way around the globe, from memoir, to classics to contemporary literature and beyond.
  • Book Collections: I’ll be curating a selection of book collections on my blog, that will offer my readers bespoke reading lists categorized by everything from location to mood. From books set on the Cornish coast, to books that will inspire you, to books for the travel-obsessed, to my favourite classics, these collections will act like reading guides for anyone in need of a specific sort of book.
  • Beautiful Bookstores: I’m a strong believer in championing bookstores – particularly of the independent ilk – and will utilise The Literary Edit as a platform to promote them.
  • Literary City Guides: My literary city guides series will be featuring the world’s best literary landmarks from cities around the world and will assist any would-be adventures on the look out for all things bookish in a new town or city.
  • Desert Island Books: Inspired by BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, I’ll be speaking to some of my favourite writers and bookish types, to find out which books would make the cut if they were stranded on a desert island.
  • The Journal: This is where my non-book related content will sit, and it will continue to form a small but significant part of the content. From life down under to visa struggles to blogging tips and beyond, The Journal is where you’ll find it.
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Stay in Touch

I’m still on all social media channels; albeit with an updated name – but if you were already following me, nothing will have changed. Find me on Facebook here, follow me on Twitter here, Instagram here, and if you’re not already subscribed to my newsletter, follow this link.

Lastly, a big thank you to everyone who’s reading this – whether a longtime and loyal follower or a newbie to this site. I am endlessly thankful for the support and encouragement I receive from my readers, and the wonderful opportunities that blogging has led to. If there’s anything you’d like to see on The Literary Edit, or if you’d like to discuss a collaboration, contact me here.

And so, while The Literary Edit brings to life all things bookish, why not pour yourself a cup of tea, curl up on the sofa, and join me as I escape into the magical world of books…

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