I think that we can all agree that, culturally, 2016 has not been a great year. We’ve seen the death of too many icons (and this just continues in the final days of December, with the past week seeing George Michael, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds pass on), we’ve seen the rise of less than … More Top 5 reads of 2016!
Jodi Picoult has been my favourite author for approximately 12 years. It all started with one of my teachers recommending her most well-known titles, My Sister’s Keeper (2004), to the class as one of the best books she had ever read with a twist at the end that she did not see coming. Naturally, I … More Jodi Picoult
I’ve just recently finished reading books one and two in the Illuminae Files by Aussie authors Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. Kaufman is best known in the Australian young adult scene for her series co-written with Meagan Spooner, Starbound, another science fiction and fantasy. Jay Kristoff is similarly known for his fantasy and … More The Illuminae Files
It’s just so disappointing when you hear nothing but praise for a book, and then, when you finally get around to reading it, you find that it just doesn’t live up to the hype. I’m not talking about just plain bad books, which are universally unpopular or badmouthed. I’m making the distinction here as “over-rated” … More Disappointing and overrated.
I hate having to start with apologies all the time on my blogs, but here comes another one: I’m sorry in the delay with this post. I sat down to write it a couple of weeks ago (early, if I may add), when this happened: Unfortunately, these updates took two hours and by the … More There May Be a Castle
I appreciate that I’m a few months late with this post – but it’s still an important one! Sometimes people (myself included) are sceptical about the latest trends. The same goes for books. Once something is hyped up by enough people, certain people want to steer well clear. I’ll admit, this was me when, a … More Jojo Moyes: The Real Deal
The most recent book I’ve read is Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ Love in the Time of Cholera, originally published in Spanish in 1985 and translated into English in 1988. This was my second book of Marquez that I have read, and it was a much more enjoyable read for the experience. The other entry in the … More Love in the Time of Cholera