Down the TBR Hole #9

Down the TBR Hole is a blog meme begun in 2016 by Lost in a Story. It's a fun way of organising your bookshelves, asking you to separate the books you actually want to read from those you added to your TBR list because you thought you probably should. Rules: Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf. Order... Continue Reading →

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Author Q&A: Zita Harrison

Towards the end of last year, I had the pleasure of reading Owl Manor, a gothic novel written by Zita Harrison. If you read my review, you will know that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, which is why I was delighted when Zita agreed to take part in a short Q&A with me. I hope... Continue Reading →

Hamlet: My Favourite Quotes

I recently had the pleasure of reading what is perhaps the most famous of Shakespeare's tragedies, Hamlet (you can read my review of this play here). Whilst I was reading it, I couldn't stop myself from dwelling on the beauty of its language. I have now read a number of Shakespeare's plays, from Romeo and Juliet to The Taming of... Continue Reading →

Down the TBR Hole #8

Down the TBR Hole is a blog meme begun in 2016 by Lost in a Story. It's a fun way of organising your bookshelves, asking you to separate the books you actually want to read from those you added to your TBR list because you thought you probably should. Rules: Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf. Order... Continue Reading →

“Milkman”: Book Review

Title: Milkman. Author: Anna Burns. Publication: Faber & Faber. Length: 14 hours, 11 minutes. Genre(s): Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction. My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Audible In an unknown town that resembles Ireland during the 1970s, an unnamed narrator is plagued by rumours. She lives in a society where opinions are more valuable... Continue Reading →

“An American Family”: Book Review

Title: An American Family. Author: Jackson Paul Baer. Publication: 2018, Evolved Publishing. Length: 221 pages. Genre(s): Thriller, Crime, Mystery. My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Audible There is nothing particularly remarkable about the lives of Isaac and Ramie Childs. They married young, had two children - Carter and Oliva - and are perfectly... Continue Reading →

“Take Me In”: Book Review

Title: Take Me In. Author: Sabine Durrant. Publication: 2018, Mulholland. Length: 9 hours, 23 minutes / 352 pages. Genre(s): Thriller, Crime. My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Audible Tessa and Marcus are holidaying in Greece with their three-year-old son when they are hit by a catastrophe. The couple are sitting on the beach,... Continue Reading →

“Hamlet”: Play Review

Title: Hamlet. Playwright: William Shakespeare. First Performed: 1609. Published: 1603. My Edition: 1997, Cambridge UP. Length: 171 pages. Genre(s): Classic, Play, Tragedy, Drama. My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Hamlet begins during a time of turmoil. The young Prince of Denmark is called home from his studies by the news of his father's death. Yet when he arrives... Continue Reading →

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