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The Reviewing Reel: The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger Hold on! (Hah hah... Get it?) But seriously. Hold on. This is about to get good. Holden Caulfield is probably one of the most quintessential unreliable narrators of all time, along with Humbert Humber from Lolita and the omnipresent overhead voice from the Harry Potter series. He is the phony to end… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: The Catcher in the Rye

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The Reviewing Reel: Pygmalion

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw What a book. What a play. What an everything. I will be honest when I say that I love musicals. I'm not just saying that to sound cool, I genuinely love musicals. So much that I sometimes think that I was born to be a Broadway star, I wasn't. I… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Pygmalion

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YA Book Prize 2017: Paper Butterflies

My college is shadowing the YA Book Prize this year - you can find out more about the shortlist, how you can shadow the event and where it'll be presented here. I'm very lucky in that I live very close by to Hay-On-Wye (which is where the Hay Festival is held in the UK every May)… Continue reading YA Book Prize 2017: Paper Butterflies

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The Reviewing Reel: The Selection

The Selection by Kiera Cass Right, first of all we need some background. I've been getting more and more into the book community over the past few months, I'm subscribed to some really awesome BookTubers, big and small (I'll probably do a recommendations post for them soon - if anyone has any good less well… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: The Selection

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The Reviewing Reel: Only Ever Yours

Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill (eating disorders and body image, here) I reviewed Asking For It by Louise O'Neill a couple of weeks ago, and I think I commented on how I was looking forward to reading this? I'm not sure. Forgive me if I'm wrong. But holy hell. She really does 'write with a scalpel',… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Only Ever Yours

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The Reviewing Reel: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

No Spoilers! I'm very lucky to be a part of a group that sends advance copies of books you want to read - that is if you email back quickly enough. So, in November 2016, I was sent a copy of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman, which looks really nice from the 'uncorrected proof' copy… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

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The Reviewing Reel: Noteworthy

Noteworthy by Riley Redgate - finally, a spoiler free review! When I first saw the cover of this book, I immediately recognised the title as being a pun. As an aficionado of that brand of humour myself, it immediately endeared me to the story, without even having turned the first page. That doesn't often happen, so… Continue reading The Reviewing Reel: Noteworthy

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The LGBTQuibble: Unboxed

This review will contain spoilers (as usual). This is so much more than just a book about a LGBT+ character, before I even begin to try and review this novel. It's way more than that - it's multi faceted and well written and simply amazing. It's got so many layers to it, but I chose… Continue reading The LGBTQuibble: Unboxed