Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Could Re-read Forever

I’m trying something a bit different this week, and participating in Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly post created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010 and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. I love making lists of books, and this seems like a really cool way of sharing books that you’ve read and discovering… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Could Re-read Forever

Five Miniature Book Reviews

Books I read during reading week while I should have been doing work. Mr Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore Robin Sloan Quotation: “When you read a book, the story definitely takes place in your head. When you listen, it seems to happen in a little cloud all around it, like a fuzzy knit cap pulled down over… Continue reading Five Miniature Book Reviews

Top Ten: Contemporary YA fiction

I only got into YA relatively recently as I pretty much transitioned straight from reading children’s books to adult fiction, but I’m loving it. Many of these books were recommended and lent to me by a friend, which reminds me of times at school when certain books of the moment would be passed around the… Continue reading Top Ten: Contemporary YA fiction

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

When I was thirteen or thereabouts, I read The Catcher in the Rye and it changed my world. Stereotypical, I know. Recently, I found myself trying to explain to a friend why it had such a powerful impact on me, and it was difficult to find the words. When I cast my mind back, an… Continue reading The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

One Day at a Time

I’ve recently become obsessed with the Netflix original sitcom One Day at a Time. It’s loosely based on a 70s-80s sitcom of the same name, and centres around three generations of a Cuban-American family all living together in one apartment. The general concept and style reminds me a bit of black-ish, in its juxtaposition of… Continue reading One Day at a Time