‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’ by Becky Albertalli [Book Review]

I didn’t expect to read another book in January, but I devoured almost 200 pages of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda yesterday and finished it in the early hours of this morning – it was that good – making it my 5th book of the 2016 Reading Challenge. Title: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Author: … More ‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’ by Becky Albertalli [Book Review]

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Most Dislikeable Characters

January 26: Top Ten Most Dislikeable Characters Today we have a freebie, so I thought I’d discuss some thoroughly unpleasant literary characters, because those nasty, creepy, psychologically damaged individuals never get enough attention. 1. Professor Umbridge (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling) There are a number of characters I dislike in … More Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Most Dislikeable Characters

‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ by Jean Rhys [Book Review]

Today, after a little over a week battling with Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, I finally finished it, and with it my 4th book of the 2016 Reading Challenge. Despite its meagre size, I found it decidedly difficult to get into. Title: Wide Sargasso Sea Author: Jean Rhys Released: 1966 Pages: 171 Favourite character: Mr. Rochester … More ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ by Jean Rhys [Book Review]

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR

January 19: Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR Adding books to my TBR pile happens on a weekly basis, if not daily. I’m forever scouring Goodreads to find the next big thing, and adding them to my virtual TBR. Despite this, my true TBR is books I’ve purchased and are on my … More Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’ve Recently Added To My TBR

‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Brontë [Book Review]

Although I had intended to write a blog post in September about my decision to continue with further education (a rather significant detour from Management with Marketing (my undergraduate degree) to English (my current postgraduate subject)), it never materialised. As a result I’ve made infrequent references to my MA over the last couple of months, … More ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Brontë [Book Review]