Let’s talk about D.H. Lawrence.

D.H. Lawrence is well-known for writing about sex but that isn't the only thing he wrote about. Although when you ask people about Lawrence they usually say, "Ah yes, Lady Chatterley's Lover, a bit steamy that" and some of even describe Lawrence's works as "a bit naughty" and  say he's the man who "wrote those rude books". His work was… Continue reading Let’s talk about D.H. Lawrence.

Random thoughts about reading.

Reading a book can change the way you think about everyday things. It can help you grow as a person, improve your grammar, spelling and even help you think about every day relationships. They can be quite thought provoking, make you cry, laugh and smile. So why not read? You can immerse yourself completely into… Continue reading Random thoughts about reading.

The Women of The Cousins’ War

The Women of the Cousins' War is described as , "The extraordinary true stories of three women who until now have been largely forgotten by history". It focuses on Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret Beaufort. In the last couple of years people have become more aware of Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret Beaufort thanks to… Continue reading The Women of The Cousins’ War

Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

"Conrad's narrator Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz: dying, insane, and guilty of unspeakable atrocities. Travelling upriver to the heart of the African continent, he gradually becomes obsessed by this enigmatic, wraith-like figure. Marlow's discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position… Continue reading Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf

    What has taken me so long to read this? I was multi-tasking, reading Joyce's Ulysses as well as this. Reading Ulysses in chunks is better than reading it all in one go because it's quite exhausting. Back to Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse, I'm going to keep this review short and sweet. The book… Continue reading To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf

Book recommendations

Hi everyone, In this post just going to recommend a couple of books that I've read in the last couple of years that I really enjoyed (in no particular order): 1984 -George Orwell (Published by Penguin Books Ltd)   I recently reread this book and I can tell you that it will give you the creeps and… Continue reading Book recommendations

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

Hey everyone. If you didn't already know The Raven is a poem.  I personally didn't particularly like this poem. I was a little disappointed that I didn't like it mainly because I'd heard so many good things about Poe and his work. I think the only reason I disliked it so much is because it reminded me… Continue reading The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway.

This was fourth on my reading list. Now after reading Katherine Mansfield's Prelude I thought a good follow up read would be Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf even though I've read Mrs Dalloway before.  For some reason I hadn't finished it so for this reason it's on my reading list. Virginia Woolf talks about mental health issues… Continue reading Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway.

Katherine Mansfield, Prelude

Katherine Mansfield's story 'Prelude' is seventh on my reading list but I decided to read it first because it's a short story. Now for those of you who haven't read it, what have you been doing? I first came across Katherine Mansfield while I was trying to find books by Virginia Woolf on Google. Google… Continue reading Katherine Mansfield, Prelude