HUGE Second Hand Book Haul

A while ago I went to see Harry Potter at Alnwick castle (one of the locations where the films were made). On the way there, we stopped off at one of my favourite places! Barter Books is an old train station which has been turned into an amazing second hand book shop. You can take... Continue Reading →

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REVIEW: Umami by Laia Jufresa

Every so often, a book is so popular that it seems to appear in every magazine I pick up. Vogue, Marie Claire, Nylon and a whole host of newspapers have sung the praises of Umami. Set in Mexico City, Umami is a highly original and eccentric novel which takes a heart felt look at loss and how we experience... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier

When you think of Daphne Du Marier, two novels probably come to mind. Rebecca is perhaps Du Maurier's most famous novel, a sweeping romance come ghost story set in a quintessentially English estate. Then there is Jamaica Inn which was last year adapted by the BBC, a dark tale that looks at the history of Cornwell. This time it... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn received the sort of meteoric success that had many readers assuming it was a debut by a new novelist with a lot of potential. The dark thriller featured a strong but imperfect female protagonist and was adapted for the big screen in 2014. I loved Gone Girl, although found the film somewhat... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

I broke my own rule and watched the film before I read the book. I had heard a lot about Wild, particularly as I am a huge Reese Wetherspoon fan and Elizabeth Gilbert, writer of Eat Pray Love and all round wise owl, had mentioned Wild on social media. I bought the book and it was waiting to... Continue Reading →

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