Books & Writing

March Book Wrap Up.

March is done! I’m in Australia right now, visiting home for three weeks, so I’m having a little taste of summer before heading back to cold Europe. If you want a taste of my Aussie adventures, I’m always documenting them all over on my Instagram. The flight from Berlin to Brisbane is long anyway (flying […]

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February Book Wrap Up.

BYE February! Nice knowing ya. I read heaps this month, owing to the fact I delved into a few easy young adult novels. I want to continue this trend of reading light fluffy YA, and then mix it up with a few more heavy-hitting lit pieces to round out the month.

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Book Review: Turtles All the Way Down

“The thing about a spiral is, if you follow it inward, it never actually ends. It just keeps tightening, infinitely.” John Green just loves his infinity analogies, doesn’t he? After The Fault in Our Stars’ “some infinities are bigger than other infinities”, he whacks out another ready-for-Tumblr quote, this one about the infinity of an […]

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Book Review: Into the Water

“Some say the women left something of themselves in the water; some say it retains some of their power, for ever since then it has drawn to its shores the unlucky, the desperate, the unhappy, the lost. They come here to swim with their sisters.” I expected this book to be beautifully, hauntingly chilling. It […]

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Book Review: Hag-Seed

“None of them was willing to be a girl,” he said. “You can see why not.” “I know, right? I don’t blame them,” she said with a hard edge to her voice. “Being a girl is the pits, trust me.”

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Book Review: Fangirl

“Just… isn’t giving up allowed sometimes? Isn’t it okay to say, ‘This really hurts, so I’m going to stop trying’?” “It sets a dangerous precedent.” “For avoiding pain?” “For avoiding life.” I’m rocketing through my reading list this year, in part because I am being extra diligent about reading when and where I can, and […]

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January Book Wrap Up.

January is definitely the Monday of the year – one long, cold, dreary Monday. This January has been particularly bleak because of personal reasons, but the one advantage to being newly single is I have more time for reading and writing (scraping for positives, here). This month I made an effort to read more Young […]

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Book Review: White Tears

“Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of radio, believed that sound waves never completely die away, that they persist, fainter and fainter, masked by the day-to-day noise of the world. Marconi thought that if he could only invent a microphone powerful enough, he would be able to listen to ancient times.”

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Book Review: Carry On

“You have to pretend you get an endgame. You have to carry on like you will; otherwise, you can’t carry on at all.” Rainbow Rowell has the ability to write a seemingly fluffy, humourous teen drama and then floor you with staggering, heart wrenching lines. Her characters start as two-dimensional cut-outs (the brawny lead, the […]

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Books & Writing, Life

Books for break ups.

As the title may suggest, I am currently going through a break up. Currently I’m in a very angry (at the world, at myself, but mostly at him) state of mind. So I thought I’d write up a list of novels to read if you’re just angry at the world or men (girl, aren’t we all?) […]

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Book Review: The Power

Why did it take me so long to read this book? I actually started reading it months ago and then put it down because I couldn’t get into it. And why?! It was such a brilliant, exciting novel, that started with a bang and kept me interested the whole way through. I loved and rooted […]

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My favourite books of 2017.

Here’s a glimpse into my favourite books that I read in 2017, in no particular order. I tend to read contemporary literature and literary fiction, with the occasional divergence into young adult fiction or romantic fiction. Wander on…

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