“The Exorcist”: Book Review

Title: The Exorcist. Author: William Peter Blatty. Publication: 1971, Harper & Row. My Edition: 2011, Corgi Books. Length: 400 pages. Genre(s): Horror, Gothic, Thriller. My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Audible Eight-year-old Regan MacNeil is a sweet child; every morning, she sneaks downstairs to leave a rose on her mother's breakfast plate. When she... Continue Reading →

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“The Diary of a Bookseller”: Book Review

Title: The Diary of a Bookseller. Author: Shaun Bythell. Publication: 2017, Profile Books. My Edition: 2017, Audible Audio. Length: 9 hours, 41 minutes / 310 pages. Genre(s): Non-Fiction, Autobiography, Memoir. My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Audible In 2014, Shaun Bythell, owner of The Bookshop, the largest second-hand bookshop in Scotland, decided to start... Continue Reading →

“The Story of an African Farm”: Book Review

Title: The Story of an African Farm. Author: Olive Schreiner. Publication: 1883, Chapman & Hall. My Edition: 1982, Penguin Classics. Length: 304 pages. Genre(s): Classic, Cultural, Christian. My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Links: Goodreads | Amazon Em and Lyndall are two very different girls. Brought up together on a farm in the midst of the African plains, the... Continue Reading →

“How to Stop Time”: Book Review

Title: How to Stop Time. Author: Matt Haig. Publication: 2017, Canongate Books. Length: 10 hours, 37 minutes / 325 pages. Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Romance, Fantasy, Sci-Fi. My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Audible Tom Hazard was born on the third of March, 1581. He is what is known as an albatross, and, at 439... Continue Reading →

“The Visitor”: Book Review (New Release)

Title: The Visitor. Author: Ti Ca. Publication: 2019, Patritus LLC. Length: 55 pages. Genre(s): Drama, Mystery. My Rating: ⭐⭐ Links: Goodreads | Amazon It's Christmas Eve, and as the snow falls outside Mrs. Langstrum's windows, she sits in the dark, waiting for her husband. When he comes home, he'll fix the power and fill the cupboards... Continue Reading →

“Around the World in Eighty Days”: Book Review

Title: Around the World in Eighty Days. Author: Jules Verne. Publication: 1873, Pierre-Jules Hetzel. My Edition: 1994, Penguin. Length: 245 pages. Genre(s): Classic, Adventure, Cultural. My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Audible Phileas Fogg is the quintessential (if a little exaggerated) Victorian Englishman. He is a man of habit, liking every task to be... Continue Reading →

“The Heart of Darkness”: Book Review

Title: The Heart of Darkness. Author: Joseph Conrad. Publication: 1899, Blackwood's Magazine. My Edition: 1998, Oxford UP. Length: 117 pages. Genre(s): Classic, Adventure, Cultural. My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Audible The Heart of Darkness describes the journey of a sailor named Marlow as he travels up the Congo River. During this time, the Congo... Continue Reading →

“Black Wings”: Book Review (New Release)

Title: Black Wings. Author: Megan Hart. Publication: 2019, Flame Tree Press. Length: 288 pages. Genre(s): Gothic, Fantasy, Thriller. My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Links: Goodreads | Amazon Megan Hart's Black Wings is a gothic thriller that focusses on the lives of a seemingly ordinary family. Marian Blake lives in a typical street with her typical - if a little... Continue Reading →

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