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Book Review: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Title: Death on the NileAuthor: Agatha ChristiePublisher: HarperCollinsDate: 2014 (1937)Genre: Crime / MysterySummary: The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything – until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier… Continue reading Book Review: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

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Book Review: The Trial by Franz Kafka

Title: The TrialAuthor: Franz KafkaTranslator: Idris Parry Publisher: Penguin (Modern Classics)Date: 2015 (1925)Genre: Philosophical FictionSummary: A terrifying psychological trip into the life of one Joseph K., an ordinary man who wakes up one day to find himself accused of a crime he did not commit, a crime whose nature is never revealed to him. Once arrested, he… Continue reading Book Review: The Trial by Franz Kafka

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December 2021 TBR

In drear-nighted December, Too happy, happy tree, Thy branches ne’er remember Their green felicity: The north cannot undo them With a sleety whistle through them; Nor frozen thawings glue them From budding at the prime. –   from In Drear-Nighted December by John Keats Bleak House by Charles Dickens Summary: As the interminable case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce grinds… Continue reading December 2021 TBR

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Book Review: Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris

Title: Gentlemen and PlayersAuthor: Joanne HarrisPublisher: Transworld Publishers LtdDate: 2006 (2005)Genre: Mystery / Psychological ThrillerSummary: For generations, privileged young men have attended St. Oswald’s Grammar School for Boys, groomed for success by the likes of Roy Straitley, the eccentric Classics teacher who has been a fixture there for more than thirty years. But this year the… Continue reading Book Review: Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris

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The Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf

I have acquired a fair number of books recently so I thought I’d do a quick TBR update and share the ten latest additions to my (physical) bookshelves. Olivia by Dorothy Strachey When Olivia turns sixteen she is sent to a Parisian finishing school to broaden her education. Soon after her arrival, she finds herself… Continue reading The Ten Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf

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Would I Read My Recommendations from The StoryGraph?

I saw Susana over at A Bag Full of Stories do a similar post to this one a few months ago and I thought it was a really fun idea! I’m going to pick five books from my recommendations and discuss whether or not I’d read them. A Study in Honor by Claire O’Dell (The… Continue reading Would I Read My Recommendations from The StoryGraph?