Book Review: Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

It has taken me a while to read this one, despite its surge in popularity over the last couple of years! I had previously read and enjoyed Animal Farm so was looking forward to Nineteen Eighty-Four. The premise was familiar to me as I'm sure it is to most, the novel is set in a … Continue reading Book Review: Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

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Why am I not writing?

I've been asking myself this question for the past couple of months, every time I sit down to write and find myself just jotting down a few sentences to a random story. In the past three months I have started four novels, none of which have passed the 20,000 word mark as of yet and … Continue reading Why am I not writing?

Book Review: The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

Not so long ago, I watched a documentary on Netflix called 'The Story of God with Morgan Freeman' and I found it absolutely fascinating, it explored the way different religions view various aspects of life. In the interest of fairness, I thought I should look at the other side of it to. So, when considering … Continue reading Book Review: The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

Book Review: La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust #1) by Philip Pullman

Being a long time fan of His Dark Materials, the announcement of The Book of Dust series gave me mixed feelings. A part of me felt that there was no need to expand what was already a well rounded and satisfying trilogy, but the child in me who had read the original series couldn't help … Continue reading Book Review: La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust #1) by Philip Pullman

5 Books with an annoying protagonist

Whether or not you enjoy a book can depends on the protagonist, the character with whom you journey through the story, however sometimes they can be just plain annoying. In some cases I have loved a book but, in general, the main character drives me nuts. And sometimes they ruin the enjoyment of the book … Continue reading 5 Books with an annoying protagonist

Book Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

I picked this novel up countless times in the past year, but finally I decided to read it recently. The idea of the novel is, 'what would you do if you could relive your last day?' The concept is intriguing, if a little too Groundhog Day without the brilliance of Bill Murray. Man, it could … Continue reading Book Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver