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Goblin/ Goblin: The Lonely and Great God/ Guardian: The Lonely and Great God | Korean Drama Review |

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One the goals for my blog this year was to include my love for Korean Dramas, I have done one which was two years ago and is my second most viewed post. I honestly felt that I should share my love for Kdrama's a bit more and I wanted to pour my heart out as to why I love it so much.

Goblin/ Goblin: The Lonely and Great God/ Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (Yes, Korean drama land has a lot of titles for one drama. It happens a lot.)


Plot
In ancient times, Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) is an unbeatable general in wars, but the young King (Kim Min-Jae) is jealous of Kim Shin and kills him. Kim Shin becomes Dokkaebi (Goblin), possessing an immortal life. At first, he thinks that he is blessed, but he realises that he is cursed. Closer to the present day, Kim Shin has waited 900 years for a human bride to end his immortal life. One night, he saves a dying pregnant woman (Park Hee-Von) who is destined to die. Meanwhile, the Grim Reaper (Lee Dong-Wook) is unable to find the dead preg…

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones | Book Review |

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Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

"How about making a bargain with me?" said the demon. "I'll break your spell if you agree to break this contact I'm under."

In the land of Ingary, where seven-league boots and cloaks of invisibility really exist, Sophie Hatter attracts the unwelcome attention of the Witch of the Waste, who puts a curse on her. Determined to make the best of things, Sophie travels to the one place where she might get help - the moving castle which hovers on the nearby hills.

But the castle belongs to the dreaded Wizard Howl whose appetite, they say, is satisfied only by the hearts of young girls...


Published: 1986
Published Edition: March 5th, 2009
Publishers: HarperCollins Children's Books

Goodreads Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

REVIEWI read this book 7 years ago and I remember not liking it but I also remember not knowing what happened in this book. I was overly obsessed with the Studio Ghibli movie and I preferred the movie over …

The Vegetarian by Han Kang | Book Review |

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The Vegetarian by Han Kang (Translated by Deborah Smith)

Synopsis

Yeong-hye and her husband are ordinary people. He is an office worker with moderate ambitions and mild manners; she is an uninspired but dutiful wife. The acceptable flatline of their marriage is interrupted when Yeong-hye, seeking a more 'plant-like' existence, decides to become a vegetarian, prompted by grotesque recurring nightmares. In South Korea, where vegetarianism is almost unheard-of and societal mores are strictly obeyed, Yeong-hye's decision is a shocking act of subversion. Her passive rebellion manifests in ever more bizarre and frightening forms, leading her bland husband to self-justified acts of sexual sadism. His cruelties drive her towards attempted suicide and hospitalisation. She unknowingly captivates her sister's husband, a video artist. She becomes the focus of his increasingly erotic and unhinged artworks, while spiralling further and further into her fantasies of aband…

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur | Book Review |

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Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

this is the journey of
surviving through poetry
this is the blood sweat tears
of twenty-one years
this is my heart
in your hands
this is
the hurting
the loving
the breaking
the healing

- Rupi Kaur


First Published: November 2015
Published Edition: October 2015
Publishers: Andrews McMeel

Goodreads Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐



Review
This collection of poems is fantastic. I originally got it because of the bookstagram hype, I had seen it on multiple bookstagrammer pictures and it became a curiosity as to why this book is getting so much recognition.

This collection of poems is mostly centring around the emotions of a feminism, abuse, violence, loss and love. The book is separated into 4 sections titled the hurting, the loving, the breaking and the healing. Each section has a collection of poems relating to the four different themes, some are short and some are long but it is the fact that it is personal and meaningful, get ready for an emotional ride. 

I strongly suggest that …

According to Yes by Dawn French | Book Review |

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According to Yes by Dawn French

Synopsis
Dawn French, number one bestselling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous and Oh Dear Silvia, returns with her joyously funny new novel, According To Yes.

The Foreign Land of the Very Wealthy - otherwise known as Manhattan's Upper East Side - has its own rigid code of behaviour. It's a code strictly adhered to by the Wilder-Bingham family.

Emotional displays - unacceptable.

Unruly behaviour - definitely not welcome.

Fun - no thanks.

This is Glenn Wilder-Bingham's kingdom. A beautifully displayed impeccably edited fortress of restraint.

So when Rosie Kitto, an eccentric thirty-eight-year-old primary school teacher from England, bounces into their lives with a secret sorrow and a heart as big as the city, nobody realises that she hasn't read the rule book.

For the Wilder-Bingham family, whose lives begin to unravel thread by thread, the consequences are explosive. Because after a lifetime of saying no, what happens when everyone de…

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen | Book Review |

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The traditional favourite Jane Austen novel—her enduring story of pride and prejudice

When Elizabeth Bennet meets Mr. Darcy she is repelled by his overbearing pride, and prejudice towards her family. But the Bennet girls are in need of financial security in the shape of husbands, so when Darcy's friend, the affable Mr. Bingley, forms an attachment to Jane, Darcy becomes increasingly hard to avoid. Polite society will be turned upside down in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry, and love—Jane Austen's classic romance novel.


First Published: 1813
Published Edition: June 26th, 2014
Publishers: Vintage Classics

Goodreads Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐



This book took me a while to finish, it is a book that I feel mostly intimidated to read because it is one of Austen's popular books. I started reading the book before Christmas and I finally finished in the New Year, and I am glad that this book is the first book to complete in 2017. It's on…

What I Got For Christmas 2016

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Hope you had a lovely New Years Eve and Day. I spent New Year's Eve watching Star Wars Return of the Jedi and then Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 before the midnight.

So I wanted to share with you all the presents that I got for Christmas and also something I have gotten for myself.

On Christmas Day I got 2 books and 5 DVDs, also £100 from my parents which I obviously got more books.


Chicago Fire Season 1&2
Chicago P.D. Season 1
Chicago Med Season 1


Arrow The Complete Four Seasons
The Flash Season 1&2


Assassin's Creed Renaissance, Oliver Bowden
The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson


The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Anne Bronte (Clothbound Edition)
Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier
Book of Fairy Tales, Angela Carter


The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
The Secret History, Donna Tartt
Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte (Penguin English Library)
(Not in Photo, because of order delay) Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte


Howl, Kadish and Other Poems, Allen Ginsberg
A…

End of the Year Review | 2016 |

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Hope you had a lovely Christmas Day.

It is now the end of the year and Jeez I am exhausted. I have been coming into work every single day and I finally get some time off to get a chance to write a blog post.

So Let's review 2016.

I have read a total of 109 books this year which was twenty books more than last year. It's shocking to see the numbers go up every time you finished a book. I have had some good reads and some not so good reads. I am not going to give my reasons as to why they are in those lists because I have already spoke out my reasons before so I don't want to repeat them again and also I don't want this blog post to be long.

Favourite books

Cainsville Series, Kelley Armstrong

Omens Review

Visions, Deception and Betrayals Review


Mad in Wonderland Series, Cameron Jace
Insanity Review

Figment Review

Circus Review 



All Souls Trilogy, Deborah Harkness
A Discovery Of Witches Review

Shadow of Night Review

The Book Of Life Review



The Bronze Horseman, Paullina…