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?
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)
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
I’m not going to lie. This book disappointed me, and it was a struggle to read. Part of that I think was deliberate: von Arnim uses a lot of repetition which results in a claustrophobic reading experience to mirror what the protagonist, Lucy, feels. That aspect was so effective. I also think, though, that either… Continue reading Review: Vera, by Elizabeth von Arnim (1921)
I could not put down this novel. Literally. It’s a 439 page tome and I finished it in less than 2 days. It’s exhilarating. O’Porter’s bold, unique voice has been well known for years from her journalism, and she translates this well into her first adult novel. In Tara, Cam, and Stella, O’Porter has created… Continue reading Review: The Cows, by Dawn O’Porter (2017)
Hi guys! I’m participating in WWW Wednesday again - it's been a while since I did one of these posts, so thought it would be a good way to take stock of my reading as I try to finalise a review, and find more books through other bloggers’ posts. So, WWW Wednesday is a weekly… Continue reading WWW Wednesday – 27th September
Literary fiction is one of my favourite types of books to read. I love the experimentation with technique and interrogation of assumptions that they often produce through the plots. Having written several children’s and young adult books, The History of Bees is Maja Lunde’s first venture into adult literary fiction. This dystopian novel follows the… Continue reading Review: The History of Bees, by Maja Lunde (2017)