Design a site like this with WordPress.com
Get started

Heartstopper

Heartstopper ***** 5 out of 5 stars. Boy meets boy. Heartstopper is a series of graphic novels by Alice Oseman about the teenage love between Charlie Spring and Nick Nelson. It’s a quick and enjoyable read, full of warmth and emotions. It seems impossible not to love those boys. The series allows us to watch theContinue reading “Heartstopper”

Advertisement

Reviving the classics: Mary Barton

Mary Barton tells a story of a young girl living in Manchester in the 1840s. It is a time of a great economic depression, and the novel is concerned with the situation of the working class. Gaskell presents in detail the horrible conditions in which the factory workers lived and appeals for understanding and compassion. TheContinue reading “Reviving the classics: Mary Barton”

Hale: The Rise of the Griffins

This book made me believe that I should change my rating scale. Five stars are for classics and books I absolutely adore, four for very good ones, three for good… But how do you rate a novel that is very good but lacks the charm of the best examples of its genre? Hale is aContinue reading “Hale: The Rise of the Griffins”

The Cruel Prince

The Cruel Prince **** 4 out of 5 stars Jude Duarte’s life is turned upside down when a mysterious man enters her house, kills both of her parents and abducts her, her twin sister Taryn and their older sister Vivienne to a kingdom of Elfhame in Faerie Realm. As it turned out, their mother wasContinue reading “The Cruel Prince”

Reviving the classics: Jane Eyre

‘I am not an angel, […] and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself.’[1] Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë is definitely one of my favourite books. When I read it for the first time, I was around 20-years-old, and I saw it only as a romance novel. After rereading it asContinue reading “Reviving the classics: Jane Eyre”

Flat Top Mountain Ranch: The Beginning

Flat Top Mountain Ranch: The Beginning is a western full of action, adventure, Indians and cowboys. It’s a story of two young man, Ty and Jack, who try to build their future away from the horrors of the war. More at https://forums.onlinebookclub.org/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=205717

The Other Emily

The Other Emily by Dean Koontz 3.5 out of 5 stars The Other Emily was the first Dean Koontz novel that I read. I remember looking through his works in my local library some years ago, as a teenager I think, but I never read one until now. I actually listened to most of it onContinue reading “The Other Emily”

MA Victorian Studies

As I started my MA in Victorian Studies at Birkbeck College this week, I spent the last couple of days preparing. It is a literature course, but they put pressure on understanding the historical and cultural context. That’s why we start the year with French Revolution. As a part of preparation for the course, IContinue reading “MA Victorian Studies”

Reviving the classics: Northanger Abbey

‘No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy, would have supposed her born to be an heroine’[1] Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen is characterised by the young age of the heroine. Catherine Morland is seventeen years old, making her a few years younger than Elisabeth and Jane Bennet and the same age asContinue reading “Reviving the classics: Northanger Abbey”

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good. If you haven’t read the Harry Potter series yet, I will try to convince you that you are missing out on some great novels. The third part is, in my opinion, one of the best, as it is full of action and surprising plot twists.Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”