Book Review: Trigger Warning – Neil Gaiman ****

Book Review: Trigger Warning – Neil Gaiman ****

“There are things that wait for us, patiently, in the dark corridors of our lives. We think we have moved on, put them out of mind, left them to desiccate and shrivel and blow away; but we are wrong. They have been waiting there in the darkness, working out, practicing their most vicious blows, their sharp hard thoughtless punches into the gut, killing time until we came back that way.”  TRIGGER WARNING is a cornucopia of storytelling: horror and ghost…

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Book Review: The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard Flanagan *****

Book Review: The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard Flanagan *****

Forever after, there were for them only two sorts of men: the men who were on the Line, and the rest of humanity, who were not. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Burma Death Railway, surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle’s young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever….

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Book Review: Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier **

Book Review: Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier **

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again… Working as a lady’s companion, the heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Her future looks bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Max de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. She accepts, but whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to the ominous and brooding Manderley, the new Mrs de Winter finds Max a changed man. And the memory of his…

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Book Review: Ready Player One – Ernest Cline **

Book Review: Ready Player One – Ernest Cline **

“You were born at a pretty crappy time in history.And it looks like things are only gonna get worse from here on out.”  It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on…

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My 2019 Reading Goals

My 2019 Reading Goals

Because of the complete disaster that was 2017, I didn’t set myself any specific goals for this year. I put my Goodreads challenge at 30 and ended up reading 41(and I still have a week to go). Since I’m feeling a lot better now, I wanted to think of some challenges for 2019. Read 50 books I’m steadily getting bolder with my Goodreads Challenge 😉 I think 50 will be my limit, given that I need to balance my reading…

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Favourite books of 2018

Favourite books of 2018

With only ten days until Christmas, I thought it was about time I told you about my ten favourite books of 2018. 2018 had a lot of ups and downs when it came to reading. I suffered through some massive reading slumps (usually because I had read too much, too fast in the weeks before). I’m glad with what I did read, although I always wish I could have read more… I guess that’s just part of being a book…

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Some of my favourite lines I read this year (part 2)

Some of my favourite lines I read this year (part 2)

Some more of my favourite lines I read this year. Going through my books and looking these up made me so happy! I should really to this more often. 🙂   There are few reasons for telling the truth, but for lying the number is infinite. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon   Don’t beat yourself up for not knowing the answers. You don’t always have to know who you are. You don’t have to have the…

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Book Review: A Ladder to the Sky – John Boyne *****

Book Review: A Ladder to the Sky – John Boyne *****

A psychological drama of cat and mouse, A Ladder to the Skyshows how easy it is to achieve the world if you are prepared to sacrifice your soul. If you look hard enough, you can find stories pretty much anywhere. They don’t even have to be your own. Or so would-be writer Maurice Swift decides very early on in his career. A chance encounter in a Berlin hotel with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann gives him an opportunity to ingratiate himself with…

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