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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

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WWW Wednesday: 30th March 2017 to 19th April 2017

WWW Wednesday is a feature hosted by Taking On a World of Words. The only rules are to answer the following three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? Currently Reading: Last Seen by J.L. Doucette (ARC) – Started: 19th April 2017, 10% complete.… Continue reading WWW Wednesday: 30th March 2017 to 19th April 2017

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Book Review: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Title: North and South Author: Elizabeth Gaskell Genre: Classics / Social Novel Date: 1996 (1854) Publisher: Penguin Classics Pages: 425 Started: 15th March 2017 Completed: 16th March 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: When her father leaves the Church in a crisis of conscience, Margaret Hale is uprooted from her comfortable home in Hampshire to move with her family to the north of… Continue reading Book Review: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

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Musing Mondays: Nocturnal Reading Habits

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted at The Purple Booker which asks you to answer either the random question or one of the following prompts: I’m currently reading… Up next I think I’ll read… I bought the following book(s) in the past week… I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)… I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…… Continue reading Musing Mondays: Nocturnal Reading Habits

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Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses Author: Sarah J. Maas Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy Date: 2015 Publisher: Bloomsbury Pages: 421 Started: 14th March 2017 Completed: 15th March 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only… Continue reading Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer (The Luna Chronicles #1)

Title: Cinder Author: Marissa Meyer Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy Date: 2012 Publisher: Puffin Pages: 387 Started: 12th March 2017 Completed: 12th March 2017 Rating: 4/5 Summary: A forbidden romance. A deadly plague. Earth’s fate hinges on one girl . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She’s reviled by her stepmother and blamed for… Continue reading Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer (The Luna Chronicles #1)

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Musing Mondays: Favourite Names in Literature

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted at The Purple Booker which asks you to answer either the random question or one of the following prompts: I’m currently reading… Up next I think I’ll read… I bought the following book(s) in the past week… I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)… I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…… Continue reading Musing Mondays: Favourite Names in Literature