It’s hard to believe that it has been two years since my last post on here. A lot has happened in that time; I got a new job, moved, bought a house, and am now in the last few weeks before I get to marry the love of my life. Things haven’t been easy and […]

Wow, just wow. This novel has really blown me away, East of Eden truly is one of the greatest novels ever written and John Steinbeck one of the greatest writers. East of Eden follows the trials and tribulations of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, at the beginning of the 21st Century in America. […]

I was slightly scared about reading this novel; supernatural, psychological thrillers are not usually my thing. In fact I can barely sit through the 30 second horror movie trailers they play between programmes on the TV without shutting my eyes and pressing my hands over my ears! So why did I read The Three you […]

I declare that on this day, Sunday 9 March 2014, Spring has finally arrived in earnest. We’ve all waited so long for this moment; when the sun is out, the breeze has dropped a few notches and a prickle of warmth can be felt on our bare skin. We can shed a few of those […]

I have been slacking on the blogging this month, big time. I’m going to blame it on the fact that I have been a busy bee and had absolutely no time whatsoever to sit in front of my computer for even five minutes. My days off have been for sleeping not for thinking. In all […]

First published in ¬†1965, Stoner has only recently re-emerged into the public consciousness with its republication by Vintage in 2012. Vintage paperbacks are beautifully presented, and Stoner is no exception; bright red spine, classic font and an aesthetically pleasing image on the front cover. Inevitably, Stoner became the must-read novel of 2013, taking the lime-light […]

As you know I have been mildly¬†hugely obsessed with dystopian fiction, in fact it is all I have been reading for since November ’13. I suppose it was really kick started with going to see Catching Fire in the cinema; it really reignited my thirst for struggling romances in broken worlds. In an effort to […]