*SPOILERS AHEAD* 'The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry' is one of my favourite books and so I've been meaning to read 'The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennesey' for a long time. It wasn't as good as the story of Harold Fry but it gave me a whole new different take on the original story. … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennesey’ by Rachel Joyce
*SPOILERS AHEAD.* I'm currently reading my way through a list of books my parent's recommended and after 'All The Light We Cannot See' and 'Perfect', this one didn't grip me very much at first. I couldn't understand why the main chapter didn't start with the central character; Olive. Instead, it was randomly about her … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
I've just finished reading 'All the Light we cannot see' and I'm speechless. I don't know how to describe it in a few words. It's definitely the best book I've read this year. There's no doubt about it. It's beautiful, relentless, crashing like the ocean that surrounds Saint Malo. By the end of it, we've … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: All the light we cannot see
I've just finished this book and I'm in shock at the ending. As with all of Rachel's Joyce's stories, they capture just a glimpse into human life but that glimpse is just as vivid as your own. Her characters in particular no matter what role they play in the story are so well rounded and memorable they … Continue reading ‘Perfect’ book review: Rachel Joyce
Addison Jones is the pen name of a dear friend of mine; Cynthia Rogerson who mentored me last summer after I won the Moniack Mhor Young Writers Award. Cynthia mentored me for three months and after I went to her book launch in January, I knew I just had to read her book. And it … Continue reading Book review of Wait for Me Jack by Addison Jones.
So last night, I attended a talk by Anna Pasternak as part of my volunteering at the Aye Write Festival which is being held in Glasgow inThe Mitchell Library. I came into the talk about 20 minutes in and to be honest, I really had no idea what's she was talking about. I could tell … Continue reading Discovering what is meant by ‘The Russian Soul’