What if we found another planet--pristine and habitable, like our own, before we took it to the edge of destruction? Would we start all over again or repeat the same mistakes? In The Stone Gods, Jeanette Winterson takes us on an imaginary journey to find the answer. The Stone Gods is comprised of three different … Continue reading “A repeating world–same old story:” The Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson
If you're an avid reader, writing book reviews is a wonderful way to discuss your reading experience with a larger audience. Whether this is on Goodreads, Instagram or your book blog, many platforms allow you to share your thoughts and discuss them with others. If you've ever written (or attempted to write) a book review … Continue reading How to Write an Engaging Book Review
Fall is reading season! As the days grow shorter and it gets colder, there's nothing more comforting than a warm drink, a cosy blanket and a good book. If you're still thinking about which books to add to your fall TBR, I've collected a few of my recent favourites you shouldn't miss out on during this reading season. … Continue reading Fall Book Recommendations
American Dirt tells the story of a Mexican mother and her son who are forced to flee their home in Mexico for the U.S. after their whole family is murdered by a drug cartel. Because the cartel is looking for the two everywhere, even among the police and public officials, Lydia and Luca can't risk … Continue reading What’s the Problem with American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins?
"My name is Kathy H." Sometimes, great literature can start as simple as that. Never Let Me Go is the sixth novel of Kazuo Ishiguro, who's not only been awarded the Booker Prize but also won the Nobel Prize in Literature. As is customary with Ishiguro, the language of the narrator is simple, almost innocent, … Continue reading A Modern Dystopia: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
What do the movies The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Minority Report have in common? Right, they're both based on short stories! Frequently overlooked, short stories come in all shapes and forms. They can be serious or funny, realistic or symbolic, timeless or timely. Just as there are all kinds of different novels, there's … Continue reading Why You Should Read Short Stories