In the spirit of using that “Back To School” vibe to keep myself motivated to do everything I love, I decided it was high time I shared one of my To Read lists on here! I share my bed with what is affectionately known as ‘Book Husband’. He is loyal, he has been with me … More Books | My Autumn To Read List
Over the last few weeks I have heard an awful lot of chatter and controversy about one particular book – South of Forgiveness. Billing itself as an “unprecedented collaboration between a survivor and a perpetrator”, South of Forgiveness details the communication and collaboration of Thordis Elva, an Icelandic writer and the man who raped her 20 … More Books| South of Forgiveness
I love a good trashy novel. One that is shamelessly romantic; has little to no profound life affirming message within it and is just a great read for the train, plane or automobile you might find yourself travelling in. This time of year is great for those books, with hundreds of festive reads to get … More Christmas Reads
The world of Young Adult literature can be a dark, mysterious and sometimes very lucrative place. The trouble is the labelling, “Young Adult” – what does that mean? Can you only read these novels if you’re an angst ridden teenager? Are they too ‘easy’ to be considered acceptable reading for adults? I’ve compiled a brief … More Fiction For The Young (and old) Adult
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to receive a copy of fellow blogger TB Markinson’s debut novel, A Woman Lost to review. Find her blog here http://50yearproject.wordpress.com/tag/a-woman-lost/ A Woman Lost details the life of Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Petrie, a young woman whose voice within the novel (told in first person) is strong, independent … More A Woman Lost – T.B. Markinson – Review
Whilst Shakespeare’s Globe on London’s Southbank is clearly associated with William Shakespeare, the theatre also puts on regular productions of new works and the works of Shakespeare’s contemporaries. A new performance for the summer of 2013 is Gabriel, a raucous romp through some titillating tales of the time, held together centrally by the music of … More Gabriel at Shakespeare’s Globe – Review
Recently the Daily Mail published an article slamming the genre of young adult literature they branded “sick lit”. They suggested that novels dealing with dramatic subjects such as depression, terminal illness and suicide are no more than how-to guides to misery for the teens and young adults reading them. Surely society has more faith in … More Branding.
“Romantic love will be the last illusion of the old order” Tolstoy’s tale of passion, lust and adultery is brought to the silver screen by British director Joe Wright in this 2012 adaptation of Anna Karenina. The film stars Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Matthew McFadyen and Aaron Taylor Jonhnson, among a host of other talent. … More Anna Karenina – Review