The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov

The Master and Margarita takes place in the same setting where it was written- the USSR at the height of the Stalinist period. During that time, artists had to work under strict censorship and were often subject to imprisonment, exile and sometimes even death. Thus, for Bulgakov, there was never any question of publishing the […]

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The Starless Sea || Book Review

“Strange, isn’t it? To love a book. When the words on the pages become so precious that they feel like part of your own history because they are. It’s nice to finally have someone read stories I know so intimately.” Imagine a place where stories are inscribed on autumn leaves or carved onto rocks. Stories […]

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What books have taught me

There is always something new to learn from a book, be it a life lesson, a personal revelation or a new word to add to your vocabulary. Literature has been my main source of comfort and support throughout my life and I am forever grateful for every book that I’ve read, even the ones that […]

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A Little Life ✻ Book Review

It has been such a long time since I’ve been thoroughly invested in a story, and A Little Life was worth all the angst, tears and hours of lost sleep. Thankfully, this book is over 700 pages long, which meant that I didn’t have to part with it too quickly. During the time it took […]

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Review || An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

A prodigy artist. An Autumn Prince. An adventure across seasons. In a small village called Whimsy, where Summer reigns all year round, there lives a young portrait artist called Isobel. Her Craft gives her life purpose and this is evident in her paintings, so much so that they are highly prized amongst the Fair Folk. […]

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Why you should read: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

TW: Sexual Assault, Physical and Emotional Abuse, Drug Abuse, Murder, Slavery Homegoing is a wonderfully written #ownvoices debut book that follows the story of two half-sisters: Effia and Esi in 18th century Ghana, and their vastly different destinies. One was sold into slavery in the Gold Coast’s blooming slave trade and the other married off to […]

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Review || The Night Circus- Erin Morgenstern

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.  Le Cirque des Rêves offers an experience that is truly unique and remarkable. Every black and white tent holds a mystery, an extraordinary experience that will leave your senses wanting more. However, behind the scenes there is […]

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Review || The Golem and the Djinni – Helene Wecker

Diverse | Whimsical | Enchanting  Legends. Heroes. Magic. Who doesn’t love them in a story, especially in one written by the wonderful Helen Wecker? She has created a very realistic fairy-tale for adults that leaves you wanting more.  The story follows two main characters who appear to be very ordinary but are undeniably extraordinary. Chava […]

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