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There’s A New Sheriff In Town // Text Book Centre CBD

Hey, Reader. From the title you can already guess what I want to talk about today. Text Book Centre is coming to town and I'm here for it! If you're new here or by chance you don't have any idea as to what I'm talking about, then pull a seat! I'll tell you all about… Continue reading There’s A New Sheriff In Town // Text Book Centre CBD

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Review: The Dragons, The Giant, The Women by Wayétu Moore

"During wartime, a man will not only find the person he hates to kill him, but he will find and kill anyone whom he thinks the person he hates loves or knows or once did business with." Genre: Biography/Autobiography Published: March 2021 Publisher: Pushkin Press Pages: 248 Rate: 4.5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis An engrossing memoir… Continue reading Review: The Dragons, The Giant, The Women by Wayétu Moore

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Review: The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

"It's never the changes we want that change everything." Genre: Fiction Pages: 335 Published: September 6th, 2007 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar… Continue reading Review: The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

From My Bookshelf

FromMyBookshelf: The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank

I knew after the first 5 pages I won't be reviewing this book. How can you critic one's diary? I remember I had to keep on putting this book down, not because I wasn't enjoying it, no, but because it's so heavy and tackles really heavy things and when you know it's all real and… Continue reading FromMyBookshelf: The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank

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Review: Crime And Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

"We always imagine eternity as something beyond our conception, something vast, Vast! But why must it be vast?" Genre: Classic Fiction Pages: 485 Published: 1866 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines… Continue reading Review: Crime And Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Review: Cat Step by Alison Irvine

"Joy returned like a downpour of fresh rain, clearing the shooting stars from my head." Genre: Fiction Published: 5th November, 2020 Publisher: Deadinkbooks Pages: 324 Rate: 2 ⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis One mistake can unravel everything.... She only left her daughter in the car for a minute; just a quick minute whilst she ran into the… Continue reading Review: Cat Step by Alison Irvine

Books · Reading Challenges

The Women’s Prize For Fiction Reading Project

Hey Reader, I'm not one for literary prizes and for the longest I didn't care for them until I came across The Women's Prize For Fiction back in 2017. Going through the their long and short lists I realised that it's something I'm quite interested in and I wanted to read them all. Here's the… Continue reading The Women’s Prize For Fiction Reading Project

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Review: There There by Tommy Orange

"The thing we most don't want has a way of landing right on top of us." Genre: Fiction Published: 5th June, 2018 Pages: 290 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Tommy Orange's wondrous and shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways… Continue reading Review: There There by Tommy Orange

Coffee With Fay

Coffee With Fay: Michelle of Empressofbookingham

Hey there, Reader. Today on the blog I have the pleasure of having Michelle. A free spirit, a writer, a poet and all round great friend. I had so much fun with this interview and I hope you do too, as you read it. 1. Tell me a little bit about yourself.  Hiya... Omeno Michelle… Continue reading Coffee With Fay: Michelle of Empressofbookingham