Reading Challenge 2019 – Level 1

For 2019 I decided to branch out and undertake a reading challenge because I am terrible for sticking to my favourite genre and authors. I feel like I'm really missing out on a whole host of amazing books so this year I chose to follow the Linz the Bookworm 2019 Reading Challenge (http://linzthebookworm.blogspot.com/2018/12/2019-reading-challenge.html) because it [...]

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The Book Highs and Lows of 2018: The Wrap Up

I have managed to read 25 books this year which is significantly less than last year but, as you all know, I had a Masters to contend with so I am very happy I made it. I read a wide range of books although I feel I could have branched out a little more from [...]

Masters: Was it All Worth it?

Hello friends I'm back in the world of blogging after a huge hiatus. Some of you may know that my break away was due to me starting a Masters in English Literature and Creative Writing in September 2017 and, as shown above, that journey came to an end in November 2018. This post is going [...]

ARC: The Trust

Title: The Trust Author: Ronald H. Balson Publisher: St Martin's Press Publication Date: 19th September 2017 Synopsis: When Liam reluctantly returns to Northern Ireland he learns that not only was his uncle shot to death, but he’d anticipated his own murder. In an astonishing last will and testament, Uncle Fergus has left his entire estate to a [...]

Poetry Corner: Plath and Kaur

First of all, I would just like to say that I am not the biggest fan of poetry. I feel that I have to work hard to discover the meaning and inspiration behind each piece and, quite simply, I am just too lazy. However, as I gracefully approach 30, I felt I should dip my [...]

Subscription: Illumicrate Box, August Edition

It is crazy how quickly time flies; the summer is nearly over and another Illumicrate is here which means a whole 3 months has passed! I can't believe how fast 2017 is going, before we know it the dreaded C word will be upon us. Anyway, here we have the August edition of the Illumicrate [...]

Man Booker Prize Contenders: Exit West

Title: Exit West Author: Moshin Hamid Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Publication Date: March 2017 Synopsis: In a city swollen by refugees but still mostly at peace, or at least not yet openly at war, Saeed and Nadia share a cup of coffee, and their story begins. It will be a love story but also a story about war [...]

Down the TBR Rabbit Hole #1

After reading the lovely Aria's blog post at http://bluelilyandblue.com, I thought I should take a look at my Goodreads TBR list. I am guilty of simply throwing books on to the pile and never getting around to reading them so I thought a little sort through my TBR list might do the world of good and [...]