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My Top 10 Books of 2017

As it's drawing so close to the end of the year, I wanted to round up all of my favourite books that I've read - so far... Just to clue you up on some data, as of today, the 22nd December, I have read... 193 books 57,806 pages My Goodreads reading challenge for 2017 was… Continue reading My Top 10 Books of 2017

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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

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The Reviewing Reel: The Color Purple

The Color Purple by Alice Walker Corblimey. Before I get into the bulk of this review, I'll be nitpicky and say that I'm having an internal struggle with typing 'colour' as 'color'. I need that 'u' in the word - yes, I know Alice Walker is American, and Americans spell 'colour' like 'color', but I've… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: The Color Purple

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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

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I’ve Got 99 Problems And Books Are Almost All Of Them (But I’m Only Listing Seven So You Don’t Hate Me)

I have to self-impose book buying bans. And even then, they don't work. I did a book haul about two weeks ago, which consisted of about fifteen books. Due to limited space, I promised I wouldn't be buying any more books until after my birthday in March. And I got two more literally the day after… Continue reading I’ve Got 99 Problems And Books Are Almost All Of Them (But I’m Only Listing Seven So You Don’t Hate Me)

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The Reviewing Reel: Fever

Fever by Dee Schulman - I own this book in paperback I fucking despised this book. And I'm not afraid to say it. This book was a pile of fucking shite. I got it back when it was first released, in 2012, as part of a magazine subscription I had to Puffin Books (which was ace, by the… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Fever

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My Autumn In Books

The Road To Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American In Britain by Bill Bryson This book was a loan from my grandparents - one I have yet to return to them (oops), and it took me a long, long time to read. According to my Goodreads, it took me over a month from start to… Continue reading My Autumn In Books

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To Books

How do you find time to read so much? I spend less time than I should on my college homework, I take my books downstairs and read whilst I'm eating lunch. I pull them out of my bag and read them on trains to and from sixth form, I procrastinate on my assignments in favour… Continue reading To Books

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My Summer In Books

  The Art Of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson I got this at the Hay Festival - I also got to meet the author! She was lovely, and also signed my book for me. I'd actually already got and read the book, but I forgot them on the day so I brought another one to… Continue reading My Summer In Books