REVIEW // Hot Milk by Deborah Levy

Published: 2016 My Edition:Β Here Rating: 2/5 Deborah Levy’s Hot Milk follows Sofia – in her early twenties, recently graduated anthropologist, and carer of her mother Rose. In an attempt to cure Rose’s mysterious illness, they both travel to Spain and meet Dr. Gomez – an unconventional doctor whose treatments only further the confusion of what…

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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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June Reading

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt My Edition: Abacus, 2014 **THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW** The Goldfinch was a book I Β had on my shelves for very long time but was always too intimidated and scared to read. After my overly successful read of The Secret History, I was, naturally, afraid that The Goldfinch wouldn’t…

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Chapter 1 // ESCAPISM

I’ve always had one true way of escapism. Something that has never failed to transform the world around me and allow a few short minutes – sometimes even hours – of blissful distraction. I read. Having spent so much of my childhood and teenage years in hospital, there was, realistically, very little I could do…

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Looking Forward: 2017

I figure as it is still early January I can get away with a post about my hopes for the new year, right? Well, here it goes… Seeing as the last year has been mostly about my life getting some perspective, I think for 2017 I would like to put that perspective into action. With…

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2016, In Memoriam

With the slew of blog posts, videos, and overall discussions going around recalling the tumultuous year that was 2016, I thought I might share my experience in my little corner of the world – or, as it seems, the internet. While there is no denying that 2016 was a year of loss – my most…

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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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