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This is Going to Hurt

I don’t often find myself straying from my bookshelf full of fiction, However, as soon as I’d heard of Adam Kay’s diary as a junior doctor, I was intrigued. Kay introduces an honest, raw, retelling of life on the inside the NHS: the long shifts, the lack of staff and funding but mostly the emotional… Continue reading This is Going to Hurt

African-American Literature · autobiography · book haul · books · essays · fiction · literature · Shakespeare

February Book Haul

It may have become apparent from this blog that I like books, I love reading them, discussing them and also buying them. So, with the start of a new semester and two literature modules to buy for, I had a most pleasant book buying trip. As I already held the excuse of needing books specifically… Continue reading February Book Haul

Amsterdam · autobiography · books · classics · diary

The Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank’s diary has shaped a generation in its presentation of war, hiding and ultimate betrayal. She’s a girl, no more ordinary but by a range of events become extraordinary. After first reading her diary many years ago, I became enticed by her story, her strength and perseverance. Anne captures the essence of everyday life… Continue reading The Diary of a Young Girl

advice · autobiography · books · manchester · review · signing · young adult

All I Know Now

Alongside many peers of my own age, I’m constantly looking for role models; people who inspire and influence me. Those who appear to have a slightly better grasp on life then I currently do, who can offer advice, recommendations and aid us along our path. Carrie Hope Fletcher’s debut half-autobiographical half-advice book does just that,… Continue reading All I Know Now