books, Reviews

Review: Brushstrokes

Where I was expecting an interesting historical fiction novel about late 1800's France in the time of the artistic revolution... Well, this isn't what I would consider interesting. Unfortunately, what starts out as an engaging narrative, voiced by a real-life portrait artist (who I had never heard of before requesting this novel), ends up in odd, semi-erotic accounts of a man's creepy love-at-first-sight obsession with a beautiful young woman, who is somehow in love with him within seconds, too.

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Updates: aka, why I disappeared

If I could sum up the last quarter of my 2018 in one word it would be 'crazy'. When I started this blog back in 2016, I'd just completed my GCSEs, just started dating my first (and only) serious boyfriend, and hadn't fully experienced the perilous joys of a night filled with apple sourz and… Continue reading Updates: aka, why I disappeared