Discussion: Good Books vs Favourite Books

Heya folks!! So a couple weeks ago, I finished reading George Orwell's 1984. Two of my flatmates had read and enjoyed it, with one of them citing Orwell as the author of the 20th century, so I figured I'd give it a go. I go into a little more detail in my review, but suffice it to … Continue reading Discussion: Good Books vs Favourite Books

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the mermaid’s voice returns in this one – Book Review

Title: the mermaid's voice returns in this one (Women are Some Kind of Magic #3) Author: Amanda Lovelace Genre: Poetry Format: Paperback My Rating: 4/5 stars Summary (from Goodreads): The mermaid is known for her siren song, luring bedroom-eyed sailors to their demise. However, beneath these misguided myths are tales of escapism and healing, which Lovelace weaves throughout this empowering … Continue reading the mermaid’s voice returns in this one – Book Review

1984 – Book Review

Title: 1984 Author: George Orwell Genre: Dystopia Format: Paperback My Rating: 3.5/5 stars Summary (from Goodreads): Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a rare work that grows more haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes more real. Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell's nightmarish vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff's … Continue reading 1984 – Book Review

To Kill A Mockingbird – Book Review

Title: To Kill A Mockingbird Author: Harper Lee Genre: Southern Gothic, Domestic Fiction Format: Paperback My Rating: 5/5 stars Summary (from blurb): "Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - … Continue reading To Kill A Mockingbird – Book Review

Hazel and Holly – Book Review

Title: Hazel and Holly Author: Sara C. Snider Genre: New Adult/Fantasy/Adventure Format: ebook My Rating: 3.5/5 stars Summary (from Netgalley): Nestled within an enchanted forest is the Grove, a community where witches and warlocks practice natural magic, brew mystical potions, and lock their cellars against beer thieving gnomes. Life is quiet and uneventful. Well, except when Hazel’s long-lost father uses … Continue reading Hazel and Holly – Book Review

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Book Review

Title: The Picture of Dorian Gray Author: Oscar Wilde Genre: Classics, Fantasy, Fiction Format: Paperback My Rating: 4/5 stars Summary (via Goodreads): Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author’s most popular work. The tale of Dorian Gray’s moral disintegration … Continue reading The Picture of Dorian Gray – Book Review