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Grief and Humour in the Novels of Annabel Pitcher

Before I begin, I’d like to say that there are MAJOR spoilers in this post regarding Annabel Pitcher’s novels My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece… 1,279 more words

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Reluctantly Charmed – #JNGReads

Reluctantly Charmed by Ellie O’Neill is a pleasant, charming read, and was the last book I needed to finish to complete my 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge. 970 more words


Trippin on a Tuesday

I seem to always ask myself in moments of sheer clarity, “Who am I” and try to conjure up as many identities as I could. 165 more words


I think I loved you

I once loved a person.
He was a mysterious book
where every chapter ended with cliffhangers
I was hooked
I read the book and paid attention to details… 139 more words


Robert E. Howard

Well—take Bob Howard. There’s a bird whose basic mentality seems to me to be just about the good respectable citizen’s bank cashier, medium shopkeeper, ordinary lawyer, stockbroker, high school teacher, prosperous farmer, pulp fictionist, skilled mechanic, successful salesman, responsible government clerk, routine army or navy officer up to a colonel, etc. 209 more words


The White Queen – #JNGReads

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory is a novel that I am quite confused about and am finding difficult to review. This is partly because I don’t even know that it should be classified as a novel, and the writing style and structure doesn’t really fit exactly within my knowledge of the genre of historical fiction. 1,258 more words


Review: The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide

The Guest Cat
Takashi Hiraide

Publisher: Picador
Publishing year:
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9781447279402
Language: English
Translator: Eric Selland
Genre: contemporary literature
Rating: 537 more words