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Book Review: The Blazing World and Other Writings by Margaret Cavendish

Title: The Blazing World and Other Writings  Author: Margaret Cavendish Genre: Classics / Science Fiction  Date: 1994 (1666) Publisher: Penguin Classics Pages: 272 Started: 2nd May 2017 Completed: 5th May 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: Flamboyant, theatrical and ambitious, Margaret Cavendish was one of the seventeenth century’s most striking figures: a woman who ventured into the male spheres of politics, science, philosophy and… Continue reading Book Review: The Blazing World and Other Writings by Margaret Cavendish

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Book Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #2)

Title: Crown of Midnight Author: Sarah J. Maas Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy Date: 2013 Publisher: Bloomsbury Pages: 418 Started: 16th March 2017 Completed: 16th March 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: Crowned by Evil. Bound by Duty. Divided by Love. Celaena Sardothien, royal assassin, is the King of Adarlan’s deadliest weapon. She must win her freedom through his enemies’ blood – but… Continue reading Book Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #2)

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Five ‘Essential’ Books I Don’t Want to Read

I’ve often seen these books called ‘essential reading’ but I’ve never had any interest in reading them. I missed out on reading some of these books during high school because my English teacher decided that we would study short stories for our GCSEs instead of novels. The Catcher in the Rye by  J. D. Salinger… Continue reading Five ‘Essential’ Books I Don’t Want to Read