Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games: A Review?

Everyone and their neighbour/dog/mother have read Hunger Games and now I finally have too. You know when you read a book or book series and you just know that you’ll be reading it again one day because you are enjoying it so much? Yeah, that’s how I felt about this book and Catching Fire. This … Continue reading Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games: A Review?

Books I’ve read so far in 2019 + mini reviews

I feel as though I haven’t read nearly as much this year as I had by this point last year. This blog post is a list of the books that I have read, either entirely or partly, so far this year. I felt as though now was a good time for it as we are … Continue reading Books I’ve read so far in 2019 + mini reviews

What counts as ‘Real’ literature?

‘Literature’ is a very broad term. The way I see it, literature can be almost anything. Literature is novels, short stories, poems, autobiographies, online fanfiction, magazine articles, online articles, graphic novels, web comics, artworks… Literature is all of this. Not everyone would agree with this, however. There are some people who would say that actually, … Continue reading What counts as ‘Real’ literature?

Do using ebooks and audiobooks actually count as ‘reading’?

Today we are faced with a plethora of different literature media and styles. From physical books to ebooks to audiobooks. From novels to poetry anthologies to short stories. From comics to manga to digital comics to fanfiction to online articles to romance to classics to young adult fiction to smut to… Well, you get the … Continue reading Do using ebooks and audiobooks actually count as ‘reading’?

Why I decided to (mostly) stop buying books

I love reading. Ever since I can remember I have loved reading. One thing that I always wanted to achieve was having my own ‘private library’ so that I would always have access to books to read. To me, a private library does not have to be a huge room of books with floor-to-wall bookshelves … Continue reading Why I decided to (mostly) stop buying books

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Please note: this review contains spoilers for ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ You perhaps may never have heard of the book Wide Sargasso Sea, but I can almost guarantee that you’ve heard of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Wide Sargasso Sea rewrites and continues Bertha Mason’s story, as first seen in Jane Eyre. Jean Rhys' … Continue reading Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte