Sparrow by Brian Kindall | Book Review

I received an advanced reader copy of Brian Kindall’s Sparrow in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley and the publishers, for which I am grateful. Timothy Sperling, or Sparrow as one might come to know him, is one of Candela’s citizens. Left behind by his parents, who underwent a mission to prevent an environmental … Continue reading Sparrow by Brian Kindall | Book Review

Six books I loved reading in 2021

Happy New Year to everyone! I do hope all of you will find happiness, peace and comfort in this new year that, by some bizarre coincidence, is twenty twenty too. Without further ado, here are six books I loved reading last year, in no specific order, except I will leave my favourite book read last … Continue reading Six books I loved reading in 2021

Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig | Book Review

Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig is the third book in the Christmas trilogy and the last book I’ll be reviewing this year. It follows the journey of Amelia Wishart, who is the adoptive child of Father Christmas and his spouse, Mary Christmas (whom you might also know as Mother Christmas); you might remember … Continue reading Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig | Book Review

The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig | Book Review

The Girl Who Saved Christmas is the second book in Matt Haig’s Christmas trilogy and the second book out of the three I will be reviewing this holiday season. The story follows Amelia Wishart, the first child ever to receive a Christmas gift. Although the gifts were delivered by Father Christmas (and they still are), … Continue reading The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig | Book Review

A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig | Book Review

A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig is the first book in the Christmas trilogy, which I will be reviewing and posting about on Instagram during this holiday season. The novel is, and I am one hundred percent honest, the true story of Father Christmas and how Christmas became the jolliest season of all. Beware, … Continue reading A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig | Book Review

Mourning and Melancholy in E.A. Poe’s The Raven | An Essay

Edgar Allen Poe’s poem The Raven is fraught with themes of the tortured soul, the deranged mind and representations of mourning and melancholy that are brought upon by the death of his beloved lady, becoming one of the greatest poems of the Dark Romanticism. In the 19th century Romanticism not only cantered its idea on … Continue reading Mourning and Melancholy in E.A. Poe’s The Raven | An Essay

October, October by Katya Balen | Book Review

Autumn is my favourite season and October, October by Katya Balen comprises everything I love about it. Before properly getting into the review I have to confess I’ve looked for the roots of this passion I have for autumn, specifically for October. Thankfully there is such a thing as a reverse due date calculator, which … Continue reading October, October by Katya Balen | Book Review

In the same breath | A poem

i think of autumn and painin the same breath,but the pain isn't unbearablebut rather slowly fading awayas leaves turn brownand clouds fill the sky;i think of autumn and nostalgiain the same breathbut nostalgia isn't cold anymorebut it rather makes me smilefor all the things i've had and have,for all the moments i've lived.now that summer … Continue reading In the same breath | A poem

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov: Value of Privacy and the American Consumer Culture | An Essay

Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita is a myth in popular culture that uniquely shines through its approach of sensitive subjects such as paedophilia, and, maybe most importantly, through Humbert Humbert’s criticism and irony regarding post-war America and the illusory characteristics of commodities specific to the American consumer culture. Seemingly being a work of erotic and vulgar themes, … Continue reading Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov: Value of Privacy and the American Consumer Culture | An Essay