So, as a number of you know, I have been set some challenges to complete for charity over the 12 Days of Christmas. Sally set me a challenge to post two book reviews: one of my favourite book I’ve read this year, and one of my least favourite.
As an English Literature student, I really appreciate this challenge: firstly because it forces me to review all of the books I’ve read this year (which is a lot, but still not enough) and secondly gives me an excuse to write about novels in a non-academic style. I haven’t done this in a while, so forgive me if they’re not very well-written… Anyway, here goes.
Continue reading Book reviews for 2014
This is one ‘challenge’ that actually, I was pretty excited to be nominated for! I didn’t really want to clog up everyone’s Facebook feeds with the ramblings of a Literature student, so I thought it would be a great excuse for a blog post.
Continue reading The top ten books which have stayed with me
About a year ago, I would have answered yes to the question I have proposed above, grabbed the aforementioned Kindle and thrown it back at Amazon in complete disgust. Fast-forward to present day and in fact, I would answer no, but interestingly enough would lovingly embrace the Kindle offered to me. I do believe that as a result of electronic books the popularity of the printed book is declining; but not altogether, and for some reasons I actually believe it is a good sacrifice to make.
Continue reading Does the Kindle spell the end for books in print?