Review: Night by Elie Wiesel

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This is his account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity, … Continue reading Review: Night by Elie Wiesel

Mini-review: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: They are an unlikely pair: George is “small and quick and dark of face”; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a “family,” clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation. Laborers in California’s dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they … Continue reading Mini-review: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Short stories worth reading when you have 10 minutes to spare – with mini-reviews!

Are you ever in a reading slump, or not particularly enjoying the book you're currently reading? Whenever I'm in either situation I find the best remedy is to pick up a short story! This gives me a quick burst of entertainment and usually encourages me to pick up my current read or a new book. … Continue reading Short stories worth reading when you have 10 minutes to spare – with mini-reviews!

My Favourite Bloggers

I've seen a few of these Favourite Bloggers posts recently and I wanted to jump on the bandwagon! There are so many bloggers that I absolutely love because they're the loveliest people (Bridget & Books, Jenna @ Bookmark Your Thoughts, Marija @ Inside My Library Mind etc) but I wanted this post to feature bloggers … Continue reading My Favourite Bloggers

Review: Fellside by M. R. Carey

⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. It's not the kind of place you'd want to end up. But it's where Jess Moulson could be spending the rest of her life. It's a place where even the walls whisper. And one voice belongs to a little boy … Continue reading Review: Fellside by M. R. Carey

10 times Goodreads got the rating wrong

So I'm totally stealing this blog idea from Trang at Bookidote! I thought it was a really fun idea - I find myself in the minority for rating books a lot, so I thought it would be fun to see how my own ratings and the general public's differ. So today, I'm looking at the … Continue reading 10 times Goodreads got the rating wrong

Cliche phrases in blurbs that make me avoid the book

We all have our likes and dislikes in books, be it themes, settings, or tropes. Recently, I've caught myself rolling my eyes at cliche phrases that appear in a lot of blurbs for mystery thriller books. I never, ever pick these books up because I find the synopses infuriating! Here are a few examples of … Continue reading Cliche phrases in blurbs that make me avoid the book