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 [...]

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Man Booker Prize Contenders: Lincoln in the Bardo

Title: Lincoln in the Bardo Author: George Saunders Publisher: Bloomsbury Publication Date: March 2017 (This Edition) Synopsis: February 1862. The American Civil War rages while President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son lies gravely ill. In a matter of days, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns to the [...]

The Last Two Books of June

June was a hard month for me, I had to work a lot and so for the last 2 weeks of June I didn't allow myself to pick up a book or I would have fallen behind my deadline. Now, all you fellow bookworms know how hard that is and the pain I was in [...]

ARC Book Review: Ozmander

Title: Ozmander Author: Luke Taylor Publisher: Self-published Publication Date: Expected 13th June 2017 Synopsis: The first book of The Woven Worlds, Ozmander is the epic tale of a young healer accompanying a mysterious man on a dangerous journey. Rating: 5/5 Review: I am lucky enough to have developed a great friendship with Luke; he was the first [...]

Book Review: Heartstone

Title: Heartstone Author: C. J. Sansom Publisher: Pan Publishing Publication Date: September 2011 Synopsis: Summer, 1545. England is at war. Henry VIII's invasion of France has gone badly wrong, and a massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the Channel. As the English fleet gathers at Portsmouth, the country raises the largest militia army [...]

Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air

Title: When Breath Becomes Air Author: Paul Kalanithi Publisher: Bodley Head Publication Date: Feb 2016 Synopsis: What makes a virtuous and meaningful life? Paul Kalanithi believed that the answer lay in medicine’s most demanding specialization, neurosurgery. Here are patients at their life’s most critical moment. Here he worked in the most critical place for human identity, the brain. What is [...]