Book Review

The Maker of Swans, by Paraic O’Donnell (2016)

A mixed bag - some wonderful characters and spectacular uses of language was surrounded by a convoluted and confusing plot.

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Review: The Growing Season, by Helen Sedgwick (2017)

3/5 stars This novel was an odd one for me. It took me so long to read it, mainly due to personal circumstances. I also think I enjoyed the concept at the centre of the plot, rather than the execution. It’s not badly written at all, but I expected more from it. In The Growing… Continue reading Review: The Growing Season, by Helen Sedgwick (2017)

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Bookish Protectiveness

Earlier today, I finally had enough courage to remove the packaging from an illustrated copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone that I received for Christmas. I say 'courage' because my fear of damaging this book in any way - a creased page, a greasy fingerprint, spilt food or drink - overwhelmed my anticipation… Continue reading Bookish Protectiveness

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Review: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Brontë (1848)

4/5 stars Anne was the one Brontë whose work I had not read previously, and had had barely an inclination to read. Overshadowed as her work is by that of her sisters, I suppose she’d just not shown up on my radar. I am so glad I changed that when I picked up The Tenant… Continue reading Review: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Brontë (1848)

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Women & Power: A Manifesto, by Mary Beard (2017)

5/5 stars This is one of my favourite Christmas presents from this year. I’ve had my eye on it for a while: a book entitled ‘Women & Power’ is almost guaranteed to be interesting in light of so many debates occurring in the world today. It’s a slim volume, but Women & Power: A Manifesto… Continue reading Women & Power: A Manifesto, by Mary Beard (2017)

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2017 Wrap-Up & 2018 Goals

Hi everyone! I've been quiet here this month but have been reading, so there are some reviews just waiting to be edited in the New Year! What's everyone been reading this month?   While working through my reviews, I thought I'd share a little wrap-up of 2017 and look ahead to 2018. 2017 Unfortunately, I… Continue reading 2017 Wrap-Up & 2018 Goals