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Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2020

Hi guys! It's been a while, I've been incredibly busy with life and the fact that life has changed quite a bit (might do a blogpost about it!) but we are all here for the books, we know that! So let's get into some books this year! I've read about 52 books thus far (!!)… Continue reading Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2020

books, classics, review

Review: the Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

I've been on a real classics kick lately! I decided to expand my usual classic taste, and I dared to venture into Edwardian classics ( gasp!).  So, did my brave venture work out for me? Adventurer Richard Hannay, just returned from South Africa, is thoroughly bored with London life-until he is accosted by a mysterious… Continue reading Review: the Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

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Review: the Turn of the Screw and Other Stories by Henry James

I used to be an au pair, just like my mother and grandmother before me. I'm really proud of it and I loved the job! I heard about the Turn of the Screw, I was told it was horror story about a governess and two little children, and got really curious! I picked up this… Continue reading Review: the Turn of the Screw and Other Stories by Henry James

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Review: the Time Machine by H.G. Wells

After falling in love with H.G. Wells in Edgar Allan Poe's Murder Mystery I really wanted to read books written by him. Like, the actual real life him, not the actor. As I told you guys in a blogpost before, I really love the Oxford World Classics books, and they had several of H.G. Wells books,… Continue reading Review: the Time Machine by H.G. Wells

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Review: Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola

I wrote a post about how to read Classics, and a reader, Clara Bennet, recommended this little one! Did I like it as much as she hoped? Therese Raquin is a clinically observed, sinister tale of adultery and murder among the lower orders in nineteenth-century Paris. Zola's dispassionate dissection of the motivations of his characters,… Continue reading Review: Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola

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Review: Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins

As you may know, Wilkie Collins is the writer of my favourite book, the Moonstone. When I was in my local Waterstones in Oxford,  I got extremely excited, so many Wilkie Collin's books available to me! I instantly bought this one, and here you are, reading my review about it. I had the opportunity to choose… Continue reading Review: Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins

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Review: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

As you may know by now, I love classics. I love detective-esque books. I love mystery books. So, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde should be right up my alley, right? I mean, read the description and tell me you are not intrigued?! But oh boy. Oh boy. OH BOY. This was a horrible book. First… Continue reading Review: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

books, children's books, review

Children’s Book Sunday: a Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Here we go again! And this week, we are talking about the Puffin in Bloom edition of a Little Princess! You can tell I really love these editions, can't you? Now, look at this quote and you'll know why this book is amazing. The book is about a little girl named Sara who grew up… Continue reading Children’s Book Sunday: a Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Children’s Book Sunday: Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Here we go again! Children's Book Sunday! If you missed our first edition, you can go here and see what Children's Book Sunday is. Without further ado, here's my post about one of my favourite books of all time: Heidi. If there was ever a book that reminded me of my childhood, it's this one.… Continue reading Children’s Book Sunday: Heidi by Johanna Spyri