Sunday, 30 October 2016

October Wrap Up // required reading and WORLDS COLLIDE TOUR

I have a lot of required reading for classes, so I thought I would spend October getting the majority out of the way. This mission ended up being a success and I got through 8 of my 9 texts! (Ignoring that I DNFed 2 of them woops).

Friday, 28 October 2016

Classic Mini Reviews: Mrs Dalloway and The Driver's Seat

Time for EVEN MORE mini reviews of classics I have recently read for class. This post will focus on the books I have read that were written in the 20th century.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Spooky and Mysterious Books on my TBR

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
I'm not a big fan of scary stories, but I do love a good mystery and spooky elements in my books. So here are a few books on my TBR listed under Mystery/Horror/Thriller that I'm excited to read.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Top 10 Most Memorable Fictional Pets

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
For this TTT I was going to do bookish things I would name my future pets, but since I'm already pretty decided on naming my future pets after breakfast foods, I decided to list you 10 fictional pets that I personally found very memorable.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Classics Mini Reviews: Frankenstein and Madame Bovary

You may have noticed a lack of reviews on my blog lately. The primary reason: required reading. I love studying books from the past, but often I don't enjoy reviewing them as much as newer releases. It feels a little like writing a sparknotes summary or recapping what we've said in class, so it feels a little counter productive. Nevertheless, I am here today to give a handful of mini reviews for the books I have been studying.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Books That My Friends Encouraged Me to Read

Normally I am the one forcing new books down all of my friend's throats 24/7 and I often ignore books they recommend me (I've got too much to read, okay!). But sometimes I do listen to their recommendations because the books they rave about just sound too good not to read, or they're so passionate about them that I'm sure I'll love them too.

Friday, 7 October 2016

The Problem with Killing Off Minority Characters in Fiction

Characters die in fiction all the time, especially in Fantasy, Crime and Sci-Fi. It's just the nature of the genre. But something that has recently come to my attention is that, for some reason, it seems like the person of colour always dies first.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

The 5 Main Types of Villains

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.
I love a good villain. A lot of the time they're way more complex than our generic heroes, and when a villain is well written it's a beautiful thing. What's great about fictional nasties is that they come in all shapes and sizes, so I've tried to squash the different villain tropes into 5 main categories, with an example of my favourite villains that falls into that trope.