Booktok Lied To Me: The Secret History Review

Did I enjoy The Secret History? No. But were the vibes immaculate? Yes. Name: The Secret History Author: Donna Tartt Published: 1997 Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away fromContinue reading “Booktok Lied To Me: The Secret History Review”

TTT 30/8/22: Why Were These Books Banned? Should They Stay Banned?

Why are books banned? There’s certainly some crazy reasons out there. Whenever I see banned books lists, it often bugs me that it doesn’t say why they were banned in the first place. So, I thought I’d do some research for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday and compile a list for you! Reading banned booksContinue reading “TTT 30/8/22: Why Were These Books Banned? Should They Stay Banned?”

Books That Changed My Life: ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ Review

As much as I cringe to say it, this book changed my life. ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ came to me at a time when I really needed it. At once inspiration, education and aspirational, I have a lingering sense of empowerment and challenge from turning the final page. Name: Girl, Woman, Other Author: Bernadine Evaristo Published:Continue reading “Books That Changed My Life: ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ Review”

A Teen Girl’s Review Of ‘The Bell Jar’

I always shy away from reviewing classics because, as a teenager, I feel like I’m not qualified enough talk about these great works of literature. But, I love talking about books, I love (most) classics and I loved The Bell Jar. Here’s why. Name: The Bell Jar Author: Sylvia Plath Published: 1963 When Esther GreenwoodContinue reading “A Teen Girl’s Review Of ‘The Bell Jar’”

The Night Circus

Only Erin Morgenstern could make me smile so much with just ‘The circus arrives without warning‘. Name: The Night Circus Author: Erin Morgenstern Published: 2011 The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience fullContinue reading “The Night Circus”

Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Age Rating: Silver On The Tree Review

Name: Silver On The Tree (Book Five Of TheDark Is Rising Sequence) Author: Susan Cooper Published: 1977 The six servants of the Light – the Drew children, Will, Bran and the mysterious Merriman – have reached their last, desperate fight against the forces of the Dark. They face one final, daunting task: to find theContinue reading “Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Age Rating: Silver On The Tree Review”

One Time the Film Was Better than the Book (Yes I said It)

The book is always better than the film, right? That’s a rule I almost always live by. But there are some exceptions (I binged the Netflix version of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events during lockdown, and I hate to admit I preferred it to the books. At least in this, Snicket’s lengthy explanationsContinue reading “One Time the Film Was Better than the Book (Yes I said It)”

What Classics And Marmite Have In Common

Do you like classics? I’d love to be the sort of person whose shelves are full of Charles Dickens and George Orwells in fancy covers, but I really don’t have the patience. Or the money. Unpopular Opinion: not every timeless classic is ageless. Sadly, we did reach an era where we stopped using ‘thee’ andContinue reading “What Classics And Marmite Have In Common”