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Books for the mind

Book reviews and some personal bits and bobs of writing

Under the Skin – Michel Faber

Under the Skin by Michel Faber was one of the books I had on my reading list this year, and naturally, it had to be read for mid-March but as it has potential of being on my final, I feel... Continue Reading →

Top Girls – Caryl Churchill

Another text taken from my reading list for this term - the rather feminist play Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, something that I would likely never stumble upon otherwise. But, I was not a fan. I usually don't mind reading... Continue Reading →

The concept of friend-dates

One of my close High School friends visited me not too long ago - and naturally, when people visit, you go all out to plan what to do, and where to eat. Her visit however, got me thinking. Yes, people... Continue Reading →

Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four was one of the requirements for me to read in one of my university modules; Modernist to Contemporary to Present Day Literature (a crazy title for a module, I know). After consulting a few people who had previously... Continue Reading →

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

I was assigned The Picture of Dorian Gray, and like many students, I don't read what is assigned at the time, but I get to it eventually. And it's not like I was completely clueless as to what was going... Continue Reading →

My Life in Books Tag

Subscribing to book blogs was likely one of the better choices I made in 2016. If there is ever a case of bloggers-block, I feel like I am always able to go there for inspiration. And obviously all the regular... Continue Reading →

Happy 2017!

Wishing all of you all the best in the New Year all the way from my reading corner to yours!

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

Uploading a book review on Christmas I think is perfectly suitable, after all, 'tis the season and it's the perfect book to curl up with prior to sitting down with the family. I grew up watching the different versions of... Continue Reading →

The Harry Potter Spells Tag

In honor of The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them making an appearance in cinemas, and yes, I know, it's not as Harry Potter centered as HP and the Cursed Child was, but it's still the same world. But... Continue Reading →

Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Tag

As my reading has gone downhill slightly, and I know that I will not be reviewing Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë after I finish it, a tag seems a perfectly reasonable post. So I went on a hunt to find... Continue Reading →

Goals for another year of uni

Summer time is coming to a close, so it is time to set some long term goals for another term of uni. So let's grab a drink and let's get cracking. I realized over the summer that there are things... Continue Reading →

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson

A short story like The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is always pleasant to read. Likely due to the overall shortness of it. The plot doesn't drag on and nothing is left unsaid at the end. The... Continue Reading →

Dracula – Bram Stoker

Oh my this book took forever. Dracula seemed to take me a fair bit of time to read, let's face it, there is only so many vampire books that I can read in a year. Also, it is not the... Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Game of Thrones Tag

As I follow a fair few book blogs on WordPress, I get the occasional email as they post, and an interesting one came up from Clockwork Bibliophile (here's the link to her version of the tag). It seemed interesting enough,... Continue Reading →

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