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

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

Virginia Woolf’s Approach to Time in To the Lighthouse: A Shock of Modernity | An Essay

It would be fair to mention that Virginia Woolf left her marks on modernism, a cultural trend that redefined literature in terms of themes, plot and representation of time and space, with her high-class and over-refined writing style. She chose to focus on the development of the characters and their transformations caused by inner conflicts, … Continue reading Virginia Woolf’s Approach to Time in To the Lighthouse: A Shock of Modernity | An Essay

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott | Book Review

Title: Little Women & Good Wives Author: Louisa May Alcott Publication Date: 1993 Publisher: Wordsworth Children's Classics Format: Paperback|464 pages Little Women by Louisa May Alcott follows the lives of four young girls detailing both their childhood and the beginning of their womanhood, the two somewhat "overlapping" each other. The March sisters are very different: … Continue reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott | Book Review

The Evening Chorus by Helen Humphreys | Book Review

Title: The Evening Chorus Author: Helen Humphreys Publication Date: 2015 Publisher: Serpent's Tail Format: Hardcover|304 pages The Evening Chorus is by far be the most exquisitely written novel I have read this year. Under normal circumstances I avoid books about World Wars, not because I am not interested in history but war isn’t exactly my … Continue reading The Evening Chorus by Helen Humphreys | Book Review

Hello Mum by Bernardine Evaristo | Book Review

Title: Hello Mum Author: Bernardine Evaristo Publication Date: 2010 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Format: Paperback|96 pages Hello Mum is the letter of 14 year old Jerome to his mum. In this letter he attempts to outline what life growing up as a black teenager on a council estate in London is like. Although the book … Continue reading Hello Mum by Bernardine Evaristo | Book Review

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt | Book Review

Title: Tuck Everlasting Author: Natalie Babbitt Publication Date: 2020 (first published in 1975) Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books Format: Paperback|224 pages Tuck Everlasting is the timeless story of an eleven years old girl, Winnie Foster, who finds herself involved with a family who have mistakenly drank water from a spring and became immortal eighty-seven years ago. … Continue reading Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt | Book Review

Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnès Martin-Lugand | Book Review

Title: Happy People Read and Drink Coffee Author: Agnès Martin-Lugand Publication Date: 2016 Publisher: Hachette Books Format: Kindle Edition|256pages Autumn was slowly arriving and a fine rain had been falling the day I finally decided to read Happy People Read and Drink Coffee. Naturally, what I am looking for during these months is a cosy … Continue reading Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnès Martin-Lugand | Book Review

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery | Book Review

Title: Anne of Green Gables & Anne of Avonlea Author: L.M. Montgomery Publication Date: 1994 Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Format: Paperback|528 pages Anne of Green Gables, the first book in the series, is my favourite book of all times; regardless of how many books I’ve read and loved I love this one the most. The novel … Continue reading Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery | Book Review