REVIEW // The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

Published: 1922 My Edition: Rating: 3/5 Reading Agatha Christie has always been a nostalgic act for me. Although we weren’t very close, it reminds of the quiet afternoons I would spend with my grandparents as my Grandmother would indulge in her latest Christie acquisition. This became where my love for the classic crime fiction author…

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REVIEW // East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Published: 1952 My Edition: Here Rating: 5/5 East of Eden was one of the more daunting books waiting to be read in my flat, and after putting it off for what felt like – and literally turned out to be – years, I have finally ticked it off my list. Steinbeck’s tomb is a retelling of…

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REVIEW // Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Published: 1987 My Edition: Here Rating: 3/5 When going in to Murakami’s most well-known work, I was prepared for some overwhelmingly beautiful prose and intricate insights into the characters that inhabit his magical realism world. Having read two of his works before – The Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage and The Strange…

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Leather-Bound Reads: The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

Published: September 2016, Faber & Faber My Rating: 4/5 Goodreads Book Depository   “for all the world’s an empty stage if he’s not standing in it.” – The Lesser Bohemians, pg. 265   When a young Irish actress finds herself training in London, all she dreams of is the West End and a flourishing cinema…

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Leather-Bound Travels: St. Andrews, Scotland

Lewis and I were so lucky as to be invited to his aunts wedding in St. Andrews just a couple of weeks ago – somewhere I had never been to before, but Lewis had basically grown up there – so I took the opportunity to make this my first post in a series of city…

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WALKING THE LIGHTS by Deborah Andrews

Published: Freight Books, 2016 My Rating: 3.5/5 Goodreads Book Depository ‘She moved to the sofa and wiped her tears with the end of her sleeve, scratchy against her face. The vinegary smell from the fish supper Mike had reeled home with spiked the back of her nose. She bundled it up and hurled it across…

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IN COLD BLOOD by Truman Capote

Published: Penguin Classis, 2000 (Original: Random House, 1966) My Rating: 5/5 Goodreads Book Depository ‘But, no, he was imagining too much. Dick would never do that – ‘spill his guts’. Think of how often he had heard him say, ‘They can beat me blind, I’ll never tell them anything.’ Of course, Dick was a ‘blowhard’;…

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