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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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