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The Classics Tag

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I have seen the classics tag a lot on YouTube and really enjoyed reading it. I believe the original tag was created by It’s a Books World so I’d recommend  checking that out too. And here’s my take on it! 1. An overhyped classic you really didn’t like Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger.… Continue reading The Classics Tag

May Reads 2015

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A mixed bag for the month of May… Dragon Fire by Charles Ashton (Bind up of Jet Smoke & Dragon fire, Into the Spiral and The Shining Bridge) I’m going to be totally honest. This was one of the most confusing books I have ever read! I found that absolutely nothing made sense, but I… Continue reading May Reads 2015

Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch

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Never have I felt so much like a book was written for me. Tolstoy and the Purple Chair is a memoir by Nina Sankovitch who, following the death of her sister, embarks on a year of reading to read herself back into living the life she wants to live. I love to read books about… Continue reading Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch

Half a King and predictability

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I recently picked up Half a King by Joe Abercrombie because I was really interested in a fantasy book with a disabled main character and I thought it would make a good holiday read. In many ways it did, it was fast paced, fun but dark with some great characters. It is a young adult… Continue reading Half a King and predictability

April reads (in 30 words) 2015

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After a hard reading month in March, I seemed to fly through books in April. So not to make too long a post, I decided to try and sum up my thoughts on each book in 30 words. Here we go… The Story of Britain by Roy Strong Large coffee-table style book with short chapters… Continue reading April reads (in 30 words) 2015