book review

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson –Review

The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre. First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar… Continue reading The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson –Review

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The Dangers of Book Blogging

The Dangers of Book Blogging #382

Getting annoyed because the New Microsoft Word  helpfully informs me to be more concise in my writing-- constantly. I understand this would be helpful for scholarly and academic writing, but this is a book blog; I don’t need this computer sass.  I need to be succinct in my writing for classes, I so I like… Continue reading The Dangers of Book Blogging #382

The Dangers of Book Blogging

The Dangers of Book Blogging #0004

Scheduling blog posts weeks in advance and feeling really good about putting out consistent scheduling! Then once the post is published and you start to get comments on the post realising you have completely forgotten the topic of the post, and promptly go to read your own writing to figure out what you said.  … Continue reading The Dangers of Book Blogging #0004

The Dangers of Book Blogging

The Dangers of Book Blogging #73628

Constantly thinking about blogging even when you have things in your life that are slightly more pressing… Should I do my readings for my Master’s program?.... But the blog needs posts! And I’m missing out on reading fun bookish things! So far being a giant nerd has helped me keep my priorities organized, but I… Continue reading The Dangers of Book Blogging #73628

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Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson–Review

There's something nasty in suburbia. In these deliciously dark tales, the daily commute turns into a nightmarish game of hide and seek, the loving wife hides homicidal thoughts and the concerned citizen might just be an infamous serial killer. In the haunting world of Shirley Jackson, nothing is as it seems and nowhere is safe,… Continue reading Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson–Review

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Do You Stop Reading Books You Don’t Enjoy?—Bookish Discussion

Another bookish quirk that I hear people talk about is needing to finish a book regardless of how much they enjoy it. I know a few people who are absolute completionist and must finish a book once they have started, regardless of how much they enjoy it. I once even heard a story about a… Continue reading Do You Stop Reading Books You Don’t Enjoy?—Bookish Discussion

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An Ocean of Minutes –Review

  America is in the grip of a deadly flu. When Frank gets sick, his girlfriend Polly will do whatever it takes to save him. She agrees to a radical plan—time travel has been invented in the future to thwart the virus. If she signs up for a one-way-trip into the future to work as… Continue reading An Ocean of Minutes –Review

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Words of the Month: New words I learned in April

Its that time of the month again! I love learning new words and I often lookup new words I come across in my reading. Unfortunately, I often forget these new words almost immediately. So, I have started to make myself write them all down as I learn them and I thought it might be fun… Continue reading Words of the Month: New words I learned in April

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Five Reasons Why I Love Collections of Short Stories

I was recently sorting through my bookshelf and I realised I have built up quite a few collections of short stories/ anthologies. I feel like I don’t hear about them very often so I thought I’d share my five favourite things about short story collections! The variety This is the most obvious point, but the… Continue reading Five Reasons Why I Love Collections of Short Stories