My Top Picks: 10 Books I Struggled to Put Down

If there is one thing every reader hopes for, it is to discover an unputdownable book. They want to find a book that will play on their mind, keep them up at night, and maybe even make them late for work, and this is because the writing, the story, or the characters are so powerful that they... Continue Reading →

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What Makes a Book a “Classic”?

It is a common trend within the book community to refer to a book as either a "contemporary" or a "classic". These terms separate the likes of Stephenie Meyer and J. K. Rowling from Charles Dickens and Virginia Woolf. Yet despite the commonplace nature of these terms, they seem to lack clear definitions, and this... Continue Reading →

Reading Wrap Up: January 2019

The first month of 2019 is coming to a close, and it is bringing with it my monthly reading wrap up! Every month, I set myself the challenge of reading a certain number of books, and I try to specify precisely which books I want to read. This January, I set myself the challenge of... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Reading Wrap Up: December 2018

Happy new year, everyone! I've held off finishing this post until now because I have been desperately trying to complete my Goodreads reading goal. Congratulations to all of us, though; we made it to the end of the year! 2018 is coming to a close, and the start of the new year is imminent. So,... Continue Reading →

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