Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw is a gothic novella revolving around an unnamed young governess sent to a country house to take care of Miles and Flora, two orphans, who finds herself entangled in a rather bizarre and unsettling situation. Considered by many the “the greatest ghost story ever written”, James’ novella is … Continue reading The Turn of the Screw by Henry James | Book Review
The Poetry of Louisa May Alcott is an anthology of more than 100 poems from the renowned author many of us celebrate for Little Women, which I have reviewed in the past. This anthology was sent to me by Libris in exchange for a review. Louisa May Alcott is obviously one of my favourite classic … Continue reading The Poetry of Louisa May Alcott | Book Review
The Last Bear by Hannah Gold is by far my favourite middle grade novel I’ve read this year, and that for a variety of reasons. The book follows April’s adventures on Bear Island, where she moves for a couple of months thanks to her father being offered a job to do his research in the Artic Circle. Accordingly, for the 11-year-old girl, it is the perfect occasion to explore more of what she loves - that being, nature and wildlife. On Bear Island she builds a once-in-a-lifetime type of bond with someone just as in need of love and affection as she is, a friendship most people would be jealous of, including myself.
2022 hasn't been as productive as the last year in terms of reading, and that for multiple reasons, which include having to sacrifice my reading time for the sake of writing my dissertation and some personal issues. Regardless, while I haven't read that many books - which is fine - there have been a couple of memorable ones. More specifically, I picked three books I loved reading and will remember for a long time.
Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman has been on my to-read list for years, but after seeing the film I knew I needed some time to forget as many details as possible. Besides, the film was devastating itself, so I needn’t say that I wasn’t emotionally prepared to be ripped apart by the … Continue reading Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman | Book Review
Michael Longley’s poetry collection is very varied and touches on a plethora of subjects, starting with war, history, grief and loss, but mostly nature and the speaker’s relationship with nature. The book was sent to me by Libris, for which I am thankful, and you can find it on Libris.ro. If anything, at points I … Continue reading The Stairwell by Michael Longley | Book Review