books, Reviews

The Reviewing Reel: Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare I'm hoping that 2018 will be the year that I'll review all of the books I read - both here, and on Goodreads. I don't know if I'll keep it up, but I think this is a good enough start. Expect a lot of book reviews this year!  … Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Measure for Measure

books, tbr

Books I Want To Read In 2018

I managed to meet my 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge! I've read about eleven books in my Christmas holidays, at least so far - although I do only have two days left until I have to go back to sixth form. I'm still not entirely sure as to how I managed to read 202 books in… Continue reading Books I Want To Read In 2018

books, Reviews

The Reviewing Reel: Juliet, Naked

Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby I've reviewed at least one other book by Nick Hornby on here (see: Funny Girl) and I've also read a few others of his books - so I can safely say that he's quickly becoming one of my favourite go-to 'I can't be bothered to read anything else right now'… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Juliet, Naked

books, Reviews

The Reviewing Reel: Monsters of Men

Of Monsters and Men by Patrick Ness Here we have it. Finally, I manage to keep up a 'series' of sorts, or at least a series of three reviews all pertaining to a book series. I'm running out of things to say about this series that aren't just 'it's amazing!', 'it changed my life!', 'Todd… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Monsters of Men

book haul

Summer 2017 Book Haul

I haven't done a book haul in about a year and a half, so I thought I'd better catch up with all the (spoilers: too many) books I've spent my hard earned money on over the past few weeks. I have had quite an active few months of reading, so I felt like I deserved… Continue reading Summer 2017 Book Haul

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The Reviewing Reel: The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger Hold on! (Hah hah... Get it?) But seriously. Hold on. This is about to get good. Holden Caulfield is probably one of the most quintessential unreliable narrators of all time, along with Humbert Humber from Lolita and the omnipresent overhead voice from the Harry Potter series. He is the phony to end… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: The Catcher in the Rye

books, Reviews, Uncategorized

The Reviewing Reel: Pygmalion

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw What a book. What a play. What an everything. I will be honest when I say that I love musicals. I'm not just saying that to sound cool, I genuinely love musicals. So much that I sometimes think that I was born to be a Broadway star, I wasn't. I… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Pygmalion


Books I Didn’t Like

Have you ever found yourself faced with a pile of books you dislike but everyone else seems to love? I have. Many, many times in the past. Here, I will attempt to explain why... Number One: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare This is probably the one which may gain me the most hate, but… Continue reading Books I Didn’t Like

books, sixth form

Studying English Literature at A-Level

Hi! So, basically, I got this idea from the wonderfully amazing BookTuber/book blogger LucyTheReader, who recently made a video on her experiences with studying English Literature at A-Level, the set texts that she's studying and how she's getting on with them all. I guess this is kind of a response to that, in a way. I… Continue reading Studying English Literature at A-Level


The Beauty of Old Books

As lovely as shiny new YA covers are, I prefer older books. For one thing, they smell nicer - less like plastic and more like the inside of second-hand bookshops. The spines are sometimes broken, but that's how we're meant to read books anyway. (If you want to have your views challenged on the ways… Continue reading The Beauty of Old Books