Mini Reviews – June 2020 (Make Your MythTaker)

It’s almost getting boring saying this each month, but I had yet another great reading month in June! I participated in the Make Your MythTaker readathon, so if you want to know more about that, I recommend watching my TBR video (click here). I ended up reading five books for the readathon and then two […]

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Mini Reviews – May 2020 (My Friends Choose What I Read)

I had an amazing reading month in May! Not only did I manage to read nine books, but I also loved or at least liked most of them. I also read quite a few books I probably wouldn’t have read normally, which has everything to do with a little project I did during the month […]

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A Different Drummer: the Best Book You’ll Read All Year

June 1957. One hot afternoon, in a backwater town in the American South, a young black farmer named Tucker Caliban throws salt on his field, shoots his horse and livestock, sets fire to his house and departs the state. And thereafter, the entire African-American population leave with him. The reaction to this mass exodus comes […]

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Mini Reviews: April 2020 (OWLs Readathon)

Last month, I told you about the great reading month I had, but April has been even better! I took part in the O.W.L.s Magical Readathon, which is a readathon based on Harry Potter and the exams the students at Hogwarts have to sit. Basically, for every one of the twelve subjects you can take […]

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Why Circe by Madeline Miller Is Worth the Hype

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. Circe is strange – not powerful and terrible, like her father, nor gorgeous and mercenary like her mother. But she has a dark power of her own: witchcraft. When Circe’s gift threatens the gods, she is banished […]

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Mini Reviews: February 2020

We’re almost halfway through March already, but what with all of the corona consternation (and me begin hooked on The Sims 2 again) I just hadn’t gotten around to writing my monthly mini reviews yet. Speaking of the coronavirus: I hope everyone’s doing alright! Please take the necessary precautions and stay at home as much […]

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Reading the Oldest Book on My TBR: Everything Is Illuminated

With only a yellowing photograph in hand, a young man — also named Jonathan Safran Foer — sets out to find the woman who may or may not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Accompanied by an old man haunted by memories of the war; an amorous dog named Sammy Davis, Junior, Junior; and […]

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Mini Reviews: January 2020

The first month of 2020 is over! I was looking forward to starting a brand new reading year in January and although I didn’t have a set TBR at the start of the month, I did end up sort of participating in a readathon halfway through. It’s called the Backlist Bookathon and it’s all about […]

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Why Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop Wasn’t What I Expected

In her comfy cottage nestled in the Derbyshire hills, Rosie Hopkins has good reason to feel a warm blush in her cheeks. With Christmas weeks away, the holiday is being ushered in with England’s first glorious snowfall of the season. Her boyfriend, Stephen, is starting his new job as a teacher in the village school. […]

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Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill: How Toxic Is Too Toxic?

Freida and Isabel have been best friends their whole lives. Now, aged sixteen and in their final year at the School, they expect to be selected as companions—wives to wealthy and powerful men. The alternative—life as a concubine—is too horrible to contemplate. But as the intensity of the final year takes hold, the pressure to […]

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