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
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
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
It seems an odd question to ponder, especially as I write reviews on this blog and have a whole page dedicated to my book reviews...yet it has been on my mind. Why? I guess because what I write doesn't necessarily constitute a review. Do I do a critical breakdown of a novel? Or do I … Continue reading Do I really write reviews?
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
I bought this book without knowing a thing about it. I saw it on Instagram and was so intrigued by its title that I bought it without even reading the blurb. So, when I found myself in the closing years of WW2, I was more than a little surprised. The story revolves around a young … Continue reading Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
This book had my attention right from the start because it was set up so well at the end of its predecessor A Court of Mist and Fury, I devoured it quickly. I wasn't going to originally write this review because I try to avoid spoilers and so it was likely that this would be a … Continue reading Book Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
Hmm...where to start? After reading A Court of Thorns and Roses I was looking forward to reading its sequel, however in the intervening time I had pondered all the faults with the first book which changed my initial reaction to it. So, ten months ago (Yes, ten months!) I finally picked up A Court of Mist … Continue reading Book Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
I finally did it! After spending the past two weeks shutting my eyes and jamming my fingers in my ears every time the Strike advert came on, I thought it was about time I just read the novel. I haven't been reading a great deal in the past couple of months, little has captured my … Continue reading Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
I realised the other day that I've been writing this blog for over two years now. Not always consistently, and not always well! But I've enjoyed having somewhere to write down my thoughts, my ideas, my grievances! When I began I was unsure whether I would continue with it, I wondered how long I would … Continue reading My favourite posts!