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BOOK REVIEW: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

Set in 1922 this book is about a young woman living with her mother who is forced to take on lodgers in order to maintain the house, however none of them know what a live changing experience this is going... Continue Reading →


BOOK REVIEW: Everything is Teeth by Evie Wyld and Joe Summer πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

This is a slightly eerie book from the perspective of a little girl who loves sharks, set on a family trip to Australia in the format of a graphic novel. I felt that the book was misrepresented somewhat in the... Continue Reading →

BOOK REVIEW: The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

The Little Stranger is set in an old country house owned by a rich family who are struggling with money and to keep the house from falling down. Narrated by the family physician, Dr. Faraday, it follows the decline of... Continue Reading →

Just got this stack of books from my mum, because if there's one thing I need in life, it's more books.

VOLUNTEERING: Summer Reading Challenge

Just before the holidays started I was looking for a job, or something to do in the time I have off and my Mother emailed me a link to a SNJΒ article, asking for volunteers to join the Library. The Summer... Continue Reading →

1001 Books To Read Before You Die

In the Summer my sister and her house-mate were trying to find me a hobby to pursue, and as I spend most of my time reading they gave me a list of the '1001 books to read before you die'... Continue Reading →

BOOK REVIEW: Atonement by Ian McEwan

Atonement is a novel, split into two parts, telling the story of thirteen year old Briony Tallis, a budding writer with (I think) an inflated sense of her own importance. She misconstrues a scene between her sister (Cecilia) and their... Continue Reading →

BOOK REVIEW: Finding Violet Park by Jenny Valentine

Finding Violet Park is a short novel about a teenage boy with a missing father who finds the ashes of an old woman (Violet Park) and strives to uncover all he can about her life and times, only to find... Continue Reading →

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