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My Favourite Author: A Short Introduction

Oh Daphne du Maurier - what a writer. Where do I even start with du Maurier? Ever since my good friend recommended Rebecca to me, I have been enraptured by the exquisiteness of du Maurier’s prose, and the darkness of her stories. I love the way she pushed boundaries, experimenting with plots and themes to… Continue reading My Favourite Author: A Short Introduction

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Christmas TBR

Happy 1st of December! This year has flown by! Just thought I'd change things up a bit with my blog posts with a TBR! The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Brontë - this is a library book, so it definitely needs to be read this month! The Growing Season, by Helen Sedgwick - I've… Continue reading Christmas TBR

Book Review

Review: Harry Potter – A History of Magic (2017)

Major Harry Potter fan that I am, I was so excited when two of my friends presented me with this gorgeous book. I'm yet to visit (or book tickets for) the exhibition at the British Library, but this book is a fantastic introduction and companion to it. One of the first things I noticed when… Continue reading Review: Harry Potter – A History of Magic (2017)

Book Review

Review: The House, by Simon Lelic (2017)

“When my hand slips from the knife, my first thought is that using it wasn’t as difficult as I assumed it would be. I feel elated, initially, until I notice the blood. It flows quickly, determinedly. It stains my sweatshirt, my trousers, even the floor, and that’s when my elation turns to fear. It’s gone… Continue reading Review: The House, by Simon Lelic (2017)

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Friday Night Reading

Making a start on the last of my PRH JobHack prizes tonight, after finishing The House this afternoon (full review will follow shortly). Have heard many good things about The Growing Season so I'm excited to read it! What are your reading plans for this weekend?

Book Review

Dracula, by Bram Stoker (1897)

I was really surprised by this novel. Dracula is such an integral part of the Gothic literary canon (and the classic canon generally), so it’s been one of those books that I’ve felt I’ve already read. It was the first book that caught my eye when I visited my local library recently, and I’m very… Continue reading Dracula, by Bram Stoker (1897)

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Book Hangovers

I’ve been binge-watching Jen Campbell’s amazing YouTube/BookTube videos during the last few days and I came across one about Book Hangovers. I can’t be the only one who has just discovered this term for this experience, can I? Either way, I’m glad I can finally put a ‘name’ on that feeling. A Book Hangover is… Continue reading Book Hangovers