After tackling the emotional imbalance brought about by completing Suite Francaise, I was in desperate need of something relatively light and plot-driven as a break for my tear ducts. Having heard some great things about Michael Grant's dystopian series, and finding myself bombarded with WH Smith adverts to the effect of 'buy this book right now', I … Continue reading Review: Gone by Michael Grant
Following yesterday's post, what could be more appropriate? Wishing you all a wonderful week!
Sitting down to write a rough schedule for upcoming reviews and attempting to ensure some variety between new-to-me reads and old favourites, there was one book that I struggled to decide whether to add. Coming top in my estimation of the classics, Jane Eyre is a book that has been my constant companion since I first … Continue reading The Ultimate Literary Heroine: Jane Eyre
This is a difficult review to write. Diving into Suite Francaise with tremendous anticipation last week, mostly due to my love of fiction set during the events of the First and Second World Wars, I did not give much thought to the resulting review. Ordinarily, I will find myself jotting down the odd note as I … Continue reading Review: Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
Hello chaps! What a week it's been: fitting in World Book Night activities, some actual university-related work, book reviews, and enjoyment of the wonderful weather (proved, without doubt, by the attractively tomato-coloured skin I am now sporting down half of my face). One particular source of excitement brought about by this week was the birthday … Continue reading Just for Fun Friday: Throwing Insults Like Shakespeare
Well hello there! It is with enormous pleasure that I give this post over to the wonderful Isabella from fashion and style blog LOVE & WARdrobe. Given that, if you look to spot me in the street, I will usually be sporting a plaid shirt and/or bandana of some description, it may come as … Continue reading What I’m Reading Guest Post: Isabella from LOVE & WARdrobe
Evening all! Those reading this blog since its inception (and anyone who has even a passing acquaintance with me) will know that I absolutely love living within an easy distance of London. Studying in the centre of the City means that much of my week is spent travelling back-and-forth for lectures and the like, … Continue reading Literary Excursion: London (Take 1)
Happy World Book Night everyone! Today is important for so many reasons: It is William Shakespeare's birthday! I have been celebrating by sneaking Shakespeare quotes into my conversations and emails (no one noticed, but it made me excessively happy nonetheless). I will also be paying double homage this evening, celebrating both my love of the … Continue reading World Book Night 2013 – What Reading Means to Me
Over to one of the greatest mystery writers of all time (and, more importantly, creator of Hercule Poirot's epic moustache)... Have a wonderful week!
Hello and happy Sunday to you lovely people! This post is coming to you in anticipation of World Book Night on 23rd April. I'll be writing more about the event itself on Tuesday but, after seeing that one of my favourite reads - The Eyre Affair - was on the World Book Night list, it seemed … Continue reading Review: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde