Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan

As an early Christmas present, my mother had gifted me a trip to Waterstones to pick up any 5 books of my choosing. I had nailed down the 4 that I wanted and was struggling to decide on my final one. With time running out I made a split section decision to go with thisContinue reading “Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan”

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Wide Sargasso Sea is a story of a feminist and anti-colonial response to Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre, and perfectly encapsulates Bronte’s ‘madwoman in the attic’. The novel, initially set in Jamaica, takes place a short while after the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 which ended slavery in the British Empire. The act which gave blackContinue reading “Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys”

The Rise of Audible

I was recently scrolling on Twitter when I came across a tweet by Michael Patrick Hicks, in which he highlighted a major disadvantage for authors from Audible. He said that if someone returns a book on the site, then the author has to pay for that book out of their royalties. It’s sort of likeContinue reading “The Rise of Audible”

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

As you can see from the title, this post is going to be a book review of Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. This was one of the books on my December TBR, and I have to say that I have mixed reviews about it. For anyone that hasn’t read the book, this review will contain someContinue reading “Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov”

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

I am going to be reviewing the most highly anticipated and talked about book probably of the whole year: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. More specifically, I am going to be discussing the issue in the modern Western world of the decline of childbirth, and relating this what Atwood’s book.  Having loved the dystopian novelContinue reading “The Testaments by Margaret Atwood”

Origin of Books: Part Two

In my blog post entitled Origin of Books I ended at the date 1832 which was the invention of the book sleeve. I want to revisit the timeline and continue talking about everything that happened after that date. Basically, that is what this blog post is going to do. The first mass market paperback booksContinue reading “Origin of Books: Part Two”

Greek Mythology: Medusa

Whilst most people in the world have heard of Medusa, and the legend of the look that turns men to stone, I’m less sure how many people know the full story. The most common interpretation of Medusa suggests that she is an apotropaic symbol, who is used to protect from and ward off the negative.Continue reading “Greek Mythology: Medusa”

My Thoughts on Rupi Kaur

Considering Rupi Kaur’s last book release was in 2017 I can admit that I am pretty late to the party by commenting on her work. However, after photos of her poems were making repeated appearances on my Instagram feed it made me think about the poetry of this generation and where it is heading. IContinue reading “My Thoughts on Rupi Kaur”