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…

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A collated review | recently read

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Hannah Kent’s writing style is engaging from the very first page. The characters she writes on and explores are intriguing and at times heartbreaking. I cannot recommend this book enough to anyone, and I mean anyone. I knew nothing about this except that it is set in Iceland around 1820…

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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…

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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…

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Landline by Rainbow Rowell | recently read

– What is it about? – An exciting opportunity to create and write a TV sitcom arises for Georgie just before the Christmas holidays. A family trip with her husband Neal and two young children is all planned, yet Georgie chooses to stay for the job, with Neal deciding to take the children on holiday…

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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…

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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…

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The power of the author | JK Rowling

An author’s words on the pages of a novel create such impact and joy for the reader to consume. Some novels bring a simple sense of pleasure, others will challenge the thought or opinion process, and a few will make the reader doubt ever considering to pick it up to begin with. The power of…

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The nine to five

  Today I want to talk about my first month of experiences with working full time. It came to mind one week into my new job. I wanted it to be a way for me to look back on how it was and the things I found helped and hindered my experience. I hope someone…

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