Books for the mind

Book reviews and some personal bits and bobs of writing

The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins

I was in the cinema a while back and the trailer for this film came up. I immediately knew I needed to see it at some point, but felt it necessary to read the novel that it is based on.... Continue Reading →


I am the Messenger – Markus Zusak

I am the Messenger will probably not make it to my favorite books that I've read, but regardless of that it was an enjoyable novel. It starts quite abruptly, with a bank robbery, and thus follows the protagonist Ed Kennedy... Continue Reading →

To Be Read Pile – TAG

I decided that I have not done a tag in a while, and I stumbled upon this one while browsing abooknation's blog, and thought "why not?" So here it goes, the TBR Pile tag. What book are you unable to... Continue Reading →

Career of Evil – Robert Galbraith

When I saw Career of Evil in a soft cover edition at the airport I was so hyped and practically ran to the till to buy it. There is a special place in my heart for crime fiction and books... Continue Reading →

My Soul to Take – Yrsa Sigurdardóttir

I bought this book while I was on holiday in Iceland in 2013 in a small vintage bookshop and cafe, as a souvenir in a sense. It seems to always take me quite a while to get to a book... Continue Reading →

Mood Mapping – Dr. Liz Miller

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. – Helen Keller Psychology is not something that is of great interest to me, or remotely close to anything that I am studying, however... Continue Reading →

A reflection on the first semester

So I have now been at University for four months, and I think that calls for a reflection. Has it been a whirlwind of events? Yes. Do I like looking back on them? Again, yes. Overall thoughts on the whole... Continue Reading →

I Am Legend – Richard Matheson

This was a text on my reading list for university, but yet I only read it about a month after I was supposed to. I Am Legend was just not something I would ever reach for, maybe due to it’s... Continue Reading →

The Prisoner of Heaven – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

All books by Carlos Ruiz Zafón have a special place in my heart and I believe that I have in fact read every single one of them (no shame). So naturally, when I stumbled upon The Prisoner of Heaven I... Continue Reading →

1Q84 – Haruki Murakami

When I announced that this was going to be the next book I read, a friends of mine said “a tough start you found yourself”. I’m not quite sure why they said this, as it wasn’t especially challenging. I found... Continue Reading →

I Mustache You a Question Tag

I was tagged by the blogger from acraveforbooks to do this book related tag that has been going around for quite sometime throughout the community. So here are my answers to the assigned questions: 1. Four jobs I’ve had I've... Continue Reading →

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