Dracula by Bram Stoker Easily one of my favourite books of all time, not just one of my favourite classics, is Bram Stoker’s brilliant gothic novel. The story of vampire, Count Dracula, is one that crosses Europe and brings horror to the English landscape, a place rarely touched by the gothic tradition. I always found… Read More My favourite classics
So many podcasts that I love are inspired by some of my favourite writers and books over the past couple years. When I first started listening to podcasts it was merely for academic purposes – lots of discussions on academic texts or literature that I was studying, and the like. But recently, I’ve been delving… Read More Podcast recommendations for literature lovers
I used to find poetry really hard to pick up. For years I avoided it, but when I started creative classes a few years ago at uni, I fell in love with it. I have my love for the romantics and the classics, but because I know how hard it can be to appreciate poetry… Read More Mini Poetry Reviews: Rupi Kaur, Amanda Lovelace, and #MeToo
I can’t tell you how excited I was when I unwrapped this book in the February FairyLoot box. I’ve always been a big lover of fairytales and folklore so I was so excited to read The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. ‘Alice’s life on the road is always a step ahead of the strange bad luck biting… Read More The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
I’m going to be revealing all the wonderful goodies I got in the Feb FairyLoot this year! I knew as soon as I saw the theme was ‘Twisted Tales’ that I was going to love everything in this box, and hot damn, FairyLoot did not disappoint. *spoilers ahead* I got these incredibly creepy and enticing… Read More February FairyLoot Unboxing!
I was immediately impressed by the character focus in Eleanor Oliphant. I really enjoy subdued plotlines with more character development and the voice of Eleanor was interesting to engage with. Initially, I was humoured by the sense of inexperience and neutrality in Eleanor’s life, the repetitiveness of her routine and attitudes. When her character starts… Read More Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Autumn I was really excited to pick up Autumn by Ali Smith, simply for the attractive quartet aspect to her series. I loved the idea of a novel representing each season, starting in my favourite time of year, and leading into the coming seasons. I don’t read many prize-nominated titles but I’m determined to change… Read More Autumn by Ali Smith