The Book Thief by Markus Zusak | recently read

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak | recently read

'They say that war is death's best friend, but I must offer you a different point of view on that one. To me, war is like the new boss who expects the impossible. He stands over your shoulder repeating one thing incessantly. 'Get it done, get it done.' So you work harder. You get the [...]

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris| recently read

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris| recently read

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris follows the story of Lale, a young Jewish man sent to the Birkenau concentration camp in Poland during the Second World War. The novel not only provides insight into the minds of Lale and his fellow inmates, but the vile and vicious mistreatment of the hundreds of thousands [...]

The power of the author | Alice Sebold

The power of the author | Alice Sebold

Established author Alice Sebold has a way with words; her writing style is unique and captivating. You may know her work from The Lovely Bones (2006), a novel later adapted into a highly successful film (2009) by Director Peter Jackson. I remember watching the film for the first time - it gave me nightmares for [...]

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov | recently read

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov | recently read

The story follows the written diary confessions of Humbert Humbert (H.H.): a thirty-seven-year-old man who falls in love with Lolita, a twelve-year-old girl. The reader gains access to H.H.'s thoughts during the tumultuous events that take place as his lust, obsession and imagination get the better of him. Warning: spoilers ahead My rating: 4.5/5 When starting [...]

Netflix: A Series of Unfortunate Events – Season One | recently viewed

Netflix: A Series of Unfortunate Events – Season One | recently viewed

For many, Netflix brought us joy and excitement through A Series of Unfortunate Events in a refreshingly new way. If you enjoy exploring a fictional tale of action and adventure then you will love this. It was everything I was hoping for from a much loved novel series growing up. It has the perfect mixture of [...]

Netflix: 13 Reasons Why – Season One | recently viewed

Netflix: 13 Reasons Why – Season One | recently viewed

- What is it about? - Seventeen year old student Hannah Baker leaves recorded cassette tapes outlining 13 reasons why she ended her life. The series is a dual narrative of Hannah's past self and Clay Jensen at present, a friend and crush of Hannah's who struggles with knowing he is one of the tapes. The [...]