Category Archives: Book reviews

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Well, even though I’m unlikely to finish reading Anna Karenina this year, I’ve managed to fulfill my quota of ‘a classic a year’ by reading this. Every time I pick up a ‘classic’ I’m slightly apprehensive.  ‘Classic’ suggests that many … Continue reading

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

One good thing with being off work sick, is the chance to catch up with some reading.  Not as much as I’d like (too much sleeping, too easily distracted by facebook) but the chance to finish one book and start … Continue reading

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Animal Farm: A Fairy Story by George Orwell

I just finished reading Animal Farm for the second time. I had a very different experience reading it this time than the first time I read it (last summer) for a number or reasons: Firstly, I was re-reading the book … Continue reading

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Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett

I’m amazed, that having been a lover of magic, wizards and the fantasy genre in general from almost as soon as I could read that Terry Pratchett is relatively new to my list of favourite authors. Pratchett has been in … Continue reading

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Room by Emma Donoghue

I just returned from a week’s holiday – I managed to leave Anna Karenena by my bed, but luckily had a back-up book and having sped through that read the book my boyfriend bought along too! Room by Emma Donoghue … Continue reading

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The Goose Girl – all finished!

I throughly enjoyed this book. It gave me exactly what I was looking for in a summer read: an easy to follow story, some romance, some magic and a bit of adventure! The book follows the story of Anidori-Kiladra Talianna … Continue reading

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To Kill a Mockingbird

It’s been a long time since I finished a book, already thinking that I will read it again. A beautifully written, charming story of 1930s America – told through the eyes of ‘tom-boy’, Scout.  This book is one of the … Continue reading

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