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Love Story

We are surrounded by love stories before we even learn to read; fairy tales and Disney princesses condition our expectations of true love. It’s an emotion that influences every tale, evert text and narrative as we try to define this complex emotion. Erich Segal’s Love Story is an American classic, Jenny and Oliver are an… Continue reading Love Story

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September Book Haul

September is in full swing, and unlike the rest of the working world I’m only starting to admit that summer is over. My third and final year has arrived, so here’s a selection of what I’ll be reading across my first semester.  My first module focuses on the First World War – the literature from… Continue reading September Book Haul

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An ever-growing collection of books…

Now it may not come as too much of a surprise that I like to read, and I read a lot. As such even my bookshelves are starting to overflow, piles of books are appearing around my bedroom and even I feel the books around my bed may soon become a tripping hazard. Yet I… Continue reading An ever-growing collection of books…

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The Handmaid’s Tale

  To continue the dystopian literature of 1984, The Handmaid’s Tale is another incredible story of resilience and hope in a new world. We follow Offred in the religious land of Gilead, living the life of a handmaid. Offred has the rare ability to bear a child and must attempt to conceive with her commander. She… Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

This morning I grabbed one of the first books my hand came across as I headed out the door. It’s been at least a couple of years since I’d last read Orwell’s masterpiece, and I’d quite forgotten the treat I was in for. Nineteen Eighty-Four is now a much-loved modern classic, it contains ideas and… Continue reading Nineteen Eighty-Four

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100 Greatest Novels of All Time

The guardian has a long established list depicting the 100 greatest novels of all time. Although the list is in its 13th year, it continues to be regarded with high esteem so I thought I’d see how many I’ve managed to get through in my twenty years. I’ve placed a little heart ♥ by the books… Continue reading 100 Greatest Novels of All Time