Review, Uncategorized

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Rarely have I connected so quickly with or so desperately wanted happiness for someone as I did with Eleanor Oliphant. Despite her odd manner and the many funny (laugh out loud whilst reading on the bus funny) interactions she has with people around her, it was easy see through the odd quirks and behaviours to… Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine


Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

November seems to have been the month of Shakespeare retellings in my reading list. Whilst reading Ian McEwan's 'Nutshell' (a retelling of Hamlet from the POV of a foetus) I have also been listening to Hag-Seed, Margaret Atwood's imaginative retelling of the Tempest. I decided to jump in with little-to-no knowledge of the story other… Continue reading Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

Ramblings, Review, Uncategorized

Attempting Austen

I first tried reading Pride and Prejudice as a thoroughly unromantic teen, it did not go well. As an avid reader of mysteries (I've been Agatha Christie's biggest fan since age 12), I was much more drawn to darker stories and therefore decided that Jane Austen was definitely not for me. Oh how time changes… Continue reading Attempting Austen