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Book Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Title: Norse Mythology Author: Neil Gaiman Genre: Fantasy / Mythology Date: 2017 Publisher: Bloomsbury Pages: 281 Started: 2nd February 2018 Completed: 21st February 2018 Rating: 4/5 Summary: In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight… Continue reading Book Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was previously hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading I purged by TBR a few months ago so I have a lot of books that I could have included in… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Decided I’m No Longer Interested In Reading

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Shakespeare Saturdays: Sonnet 5 and 6

I’m back with another two sonnets today! Shakespeare’s sonnet 5 and sonnet 6 are next to be examined… Sonnet 5 Those hours, that with gentle work did frame The lovely gaze where every eye doth dwell, Will play the tyrants to the very same And that unfair which fairly doth excel; For never-resting time leads… Continue reading Shakespeare Saturdays: Sonnet 5 and 6

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Book Review: The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

Title: The Secret Agent Author: Joseph Conrad Genre: Classics / Fiction Date: 2016 (1907) Publisher: Penguin Pages: 320 Started: 2nd February 2018 Completed: 5th February 2018 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: ‘The terrorist and the policeman both come from the same basket.’ Set in an Edwardian London underworld of terrorist bombers, spies, grotesques and fanatics, Conrad’s dark, unsettling masterpiece asks if we ever really know others,… Continue reading Book Review: The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

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Book Review: Femme Fatale by Guy de Maupassant (Little Black Classic)

Title: Femme Fatale Author: Guy de Maupassant Genre: Realism / Classics Date: 2015 Publisher: Penguin Pages: 56 Started: 31st January 2018 Completed: 31st January 2018 Rating: 3.5/5 Summary: A selection of Maupassant’s brilliant, glittering stories set in the Parisian beau monde and Normandy countryside. Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) Penguin’s Little Black Classics are usually collections of short stories, collections of poetry,… Continue reading Book Review: Femme Fatale by Guy de Maupassant (Little Black Classic)

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Top Ten Tuesday: Five Dysfunctional Romances in Literature

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was previously hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Love Freebie I’m not an OTP kind of person and I don’t like romance novels so I’ve gone with Dysfunctional Romances for this week’s topic. 1. Heathcliff and Cathy from Wuthering… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Five Dysfunctional Romances in Literature

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Shakespeare Saturdays: Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Twelfth Night, or What You Will was the first of Shakespeare’s plays that I ever encountered. I recently saw it performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company so I thought I’d write a little post about it. Twelfth Night is a Shakespearean comedy and it was written in c.1601. The first recorded performance was on Candlemas (2nd February)… Continue reading Shakespeare Saturdays: Twelfth Night, or What You Will

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ARC Book Review: Misogynation by Laura Bates

Title: Misogynation: The Truth Scale of Sexism Author: Laura Bates Genre: Nonfiction / Feminism Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK Publication Date: 22nd February 2018 ISBN 13: 9781471169243 Pages: 320 Started: 1st February 2018 Completed: 2nd February 2018 Rating: 4.5/5 Summary: Laura Bates, pioneering feminist, activist and bestselling author, has given voice to hundreds of thousands of women through her international Everyday Sexism Project.… Continue reading ARC Book Review: Misogynation by Laura Bates