Welcome back to Classic’s Corner, today we’re going to be talking about conch shells, beasts and non existent cannibalism. Where did this shared hallucination come from, that Lord of the Flies is about a group of kids who end up killing and eating each other? Literally everyone I’ve told I was reading Lord of the… Continue reading Classic’s Corner: Lord of the Flies
Hello and welcome back to Classic’s Corner, the blog in which we read classic, ‘must read’ books and attempt to raise our IQ! If along the way we discover there is such a thing as over-hype then that’s just a dandy coinkidink. Jekyll and Hyde: It’s so ingrained in our popular culture, has permeated the… Continue reading The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
First up in my new series of book reviews and attempts to broaden my horizons: Far From The Madding Crowd! I wasn’t sure what to expect from Far From the Madding Crowd (or Ffmc, pronounced Faffumk, for short), I’d never actually heard anything about it, other than that it’s one of those books you… Continue reading Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
Welcome to Classic’s Corner! Yep that’s the cheesy name I’ve gone for, that’s happening now. My new year’s resolution was to read one ‘Classic’ novel a month this year, so hopefully I will have read twelve of the most revered and beloved books by the end of the year.I’m not necessarily sticking to classical era… Continue reading Classic’s Corner
Hello boys and girls, today I want to talk to you about spooooooooky Halloween reeeeaaaaaads! Mwahahahahahahah!! (did you read that in the spooky voice? Good) It’s the time of year when everyone dusts off their cat ears, digs out the pumpkin carving kit and rips holes in their nice white sheets. Yes Halloween is here… Continue reading Top 5 Halloween Reads!
Sorry folks, I’m stepping down my review schedule. As I would hope you are aware, to review books, you have to read them. I was reviewing books once a week because I had a backlog of books to write about. Every time I read a book I take notes so I can reference them and… Continue reading The 3 R’s: Reading, Rambling and Reviewing
Urgh! Getting fed up of generic YA plot now. Not sure I can count this as a review if all I’m doing is moaning about YA tropes. ‘Nix Song is a time-traveller. She and her father use maps to navigate not just the globe but time itself. Their glorious old pirate ship, manned by a… Continue reading Book Review: The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig.