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Ariel by Sylvia Plath | Book Review |

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Ariel by Sylvia Plath

The poems in Sylvia Plath's Ariel, including many of her best-known such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Daddy', 'Edge' and 'Paralytic', were all written between the publication in 1960 of Plath's first book, The Colossus, and her death in 1963.

'If the poems are despairing, vengeful and destructive, they are at the same time tender, open to things, and also unusually clever, sardonic, hardminded . . . They are works of great artistic purity and, despite all the nihilism, great generosity . . . the book is a major literary event.' A. Alvarez in the Observer

This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series with five other cherished poets, including Wendy Cope, Don Paterson, Philip Larkin, Simon Armitage and Alice Oswald.


Published: 1965
Published Edition: May 2010
Publisher: Faber and Faber

Pages: 81

Goodreads Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

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I don't consider myself an expert when it comes to poetry and I thin…

Villette by Charlotte Bronte | Book Review |

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I apologise for my absence, I have been having busy lately and I haven't had an opportunity to read and write. Hopefully, I am back on track and read more and write more book reviews.


Villette by Charlotte Bronte

'That evening more firmly than ever fastened into my soul the conviction that Fate was of stone, and Hope a false idol - blind, bloodless, and of granite core. I felt, too, that the trial God had appointed me was gaining its climax, and must now be turned by my own hands, hot, feeble, trembling as they were' 

With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls' boarding school in the small town of Villette.

There she struggles to retain her self- possession in the face of unruly pupils, an initially suspicious headmaster and her own complex feelings, first for the school's English doctor and then for the dictatorial professor Paul Emmanuel. Drawing on her own deeply unhappy experiences as …

A Summer At Sea by Katie Fforde | Book Review |

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A Summer at Sea by Katie Fforde

Emily is happy with her life just as it is. 

She has a career as a midwife that she loves. She enjoys living on her own as a single woman. But she also feels it’s time for a change and a spot of some sea air.

So when her best friend Rebecca asks whether she’d like to spend the summer cooking on a ‘puffer’ boat just off the Scottish coast, she jumps at the chance.

But she barely has time to get to grips with the galley before she finds herself with a lot on her plate.

Rebecca is heavily pregnant and is thrilled to have her friend on board doing most of the work. Then there’s Emily’s competitive and jealous kitchen assistant who thinks she should be head-cook, not Emily.

And there’s Alasdair, the handsome local doctor who Emily is desperately trying not to notice.

Because if she falls in love with him, as he appears to be falling for her, will she ever want her old life back again?



Published: February 11th, 2016
Published Edition: Februar…

A Conjuring of Light by V.E.Schwab | Book Review |

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Minus the rain, my weekend was good.


A Conjuring of Light by V.E.Schwab

Witness the fate of beloved heroes - and enemies.

THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED...

The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.

WHO WILL CRUMBLE?
Kell - once assumed to be the last surviving Antari - begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. And in the wake of tragedy, can Arnes survive?

WHO WILL RISE?
Lila Bard, once a commonplace - but never common - thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible.

WHO WILL TAKE CONTROL?
And an ancient enemy returns to claim a …

Book Haul No. 21

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Last week I had a week off from work and my first shift back was the 1st of March, so I had an extra couple days off. I don't genuinely talk about work, mostly it is because there isn't much to talk about. But recently I had my hours cut, I didn't get into trouble if you were thinking about it, but it is because they wanted the hours. I work in the Stockroom of a retail store in my hometown, but I also had hours on the shop floor although I ended up doing something else instead.

I also got myself a new Bullet Journal, I wasn't enjoying my previous one and decided to get a new one and start fresh. I have been watching Boho Berry's One Month Bullet Journaling videos on Youtube (First video here) and I became obsessed with it. Once I am satisfied with my Bullet Journal I will give an in-depth look at my Bullet Journal.

So instead of talking about what has been going on and move onto the books.

I have 8 to share with you...

Endagine Aerie by B…