Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Review

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Review

Eleanor Oliphant is the literary heroine we never knew we needed, a peculiar thirty-year-old woman who rarely strays from the routine of her lacklustre job, scheduled weekly chats with Mummy, and an enduring love of vodka and Tesco pizza.

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My Reading List

My Reading List

When I see a beautiful edition of a novel that I want to add to my collection, I can't help myself. The problem is that I am prone to buying doubles, triples, and even quadruples of my favourite books. Help me, I have six copies of Pride and Prejudice!

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Daisy Jones & The Six Review

Daisy Jones & The Six Review

Ladies and Gentleman, please welcome Daisy Jones and the Six to the stage! Taylor Jenkins Reid recounts the meteoric rise and fall of a fictional 70's rock band. Sex, drugs, and... complicated relationships, explosive arguments, legendary parties, and spectacular meltdowns. It only took a chapter before I was hooked, it's such an effortless read and the narrative unfolds so authentically that I had to confirm whether or not the band was real or fictional.

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A Literary Love Letter

A Literary Love Letter

There are rich and meaningful stories to tell in every aspect of daily life. I am endlessly fascinated by the human psyche, reading provides a socially acceptable outlet to try out all sorts of lives and experiences. As children, we are taught that magic only exists in fairy tales, but reading of all sorts transports us to the past and the future, mythical worlds, far away galaxies, exotic lands, the apocalypse and beyond. So who can really say that books are not magic?

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A Room of One’s Own Review

A Room of One’s Own Review

Every woman should read it, period. I read A Room of One's Own for a feminist literature class at university. It was my first foray into feminist literary criticism and it turned out to be the perfect timing in my life and I absolutely devoured it.

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The Celestine Prophecy Review

The Celestine Prophecy Review

My connection with The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield began over twenty years ago. My parents were utterly enamoured by this new-fangled spiritual book that was sitting atop the New York Times bestseller list in America. I have vivid recollections of my Dad teaching me to breathe in the energy of trees and I wholeheartedly inhaled, as if it were some kind of magic fairy dust. I knew there was more to life than what I had seen and heard in my little town.

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The Turn of the Screw Review

The Turn of the Screw Review

The Turn of the Screw is perhaps the most famous ghost story ever written. To this day there are elements of this creepy tale woven into the framework of the horror genre. Gothic literature is my obsession, I love suspense, intrigue, and mystery. The Turn of the Screw features a big haunted house, an isolated woman, beautiful yet creepy children, menacing ghosts and unexplained occurrences that will leave you both perplexed and infuriated.

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