October TBR

So, October is upon us. YAY! October is probably my favourite month, I hope I’m still saying that by the end of it!

With uni having started up again, October is probably going to be a slower month on the reading front, so I wasn’t going to set myself any enormous targets. That turned out to be a silly thing to say as I’ve got a pile of ‘spooky’ books that I planned to read this month. I didn’t…

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September Wrap-Up

Just a brief overview of what I’ve read this month and where I’m standing with my reading challenge!

September has been a profitable month on the page-count. I’ve read 2734 pages this month, 7 books (one of which was a re-read of Rebecca). But that’s surpassed even my expectations!

So this month I read:

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Bronte
Notes on a Scandal - Zoe Heller
Kafka on the Shore–…

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The Book Haul to End All Book Hauls || Book Haul III

I may have gone a little crazy this month. Between meeting Sar, going on holiday and discovering a couple of beautiful little bookshops, I may have bought too many books. 39 actually. Or 41 if I include the two textbooks I bought and nearly 50 if you include the few cook books I picked up. Oops? So this is a post in which I go through them quickly. I’m not going to include too many pictures as I…

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Review: I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith

i-capture-the-castleThis book opens with the line ‘I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.  That is, my feet are in it; the rest of me is on the draining board…’ and I thought to myself “yes, I’m going to like this”, I just wish I could say that the book as a whole matched up to that. To be honest, that opening line was my favourite part of the whole book!

The premise is good but the book itself wasn’t what I was…

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Review: Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier

RebeccaWords can never quite express the love I feel for this book. I first discovered du Maurier when I was 16, one of my best friends suggested it to me after she loved it. It’s since been one of my favourite books. I genuinely cannot put in to words how much I adore this book. It’s now one of those books that I read more slowly to just savour, to find new things in because I just don’t want to let it…

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Review: Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami

Review: Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami

kafkashoreThis book is quite different. I’m always surprised whenever I read a Murakami book, even though a general rule is expect the unexpected. I’ve struggled for a long time to get in to Murakami, I know so many people who love his writing and I just didn’tand that bothered me. In hindsight I realise I started in the wrong place and I’m now a lifelong convert and intending to devour as much of his work…

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Review: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Brontë

WildfellHallI can’t quite put this book in to words. It’s a book I have longed to read for a long while – I love Jane Eyre and, while not one of my favourites, I also appreciate Wuthering Heights (truthfully I prefer the 1978 song by Kate Bush to the book). Having read something by both her sisters, I felt a while ago that it would only be fair to finally read something by Anne.

I often go on about binding…

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Books With Friends | Book Haul II

Books With Friends | Book Haul II

The last 3 days have been amazing. For those who don’t know, one of my dearest friends and I finally met after 10 years. It was the loveliest 3 days and it was just sad that it had to end so early. I cannot put in to words how amazing it was to finally give the girl who has stood by me for half of my life, through everything, a hug! But alas, it had to end sometime and it was just amazing that it…

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Books With Friends | Book Haul II

Books With Friends | Book Haul II

The last 3 days have been amazing. For those who don’t know, one of my dearest friends and I finally met after 10 years. It was the loveliest 3 days and it was just sad that it had to end so early. I cannot put in to words how amazing it was to finally give the girl who has stood by me for half of my life, through everything, a hug! But alas, it had to end sometime and it was just amazing that it…

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