I’ll Give You The Sun: Revisited

A year ago, I wrote a blog post on one of my all time favourite books, I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson. Since writing that post, I’ve re-read this book again and again, so I wanted to revisit some of my original thoughts on the book and see how much they’ve changed since then.  ~~~~~ read my original blog post here: https://thepoweroftheprintedwordsite.wordpress.com/2017/01/14/ill-give-you-the-sun/ ~~~~~ The first thing that I’d like to address is how my feelings have changed towards what I found most important and enjoyable to read in the book. Previously, what made the book particularly special for me was the love … Continue reading I’ll Give You The Sun: Revisited

University Year 2 – Updates and Wrap Ups

Having submitted my last assignment just days ago, this signals a close to my second year at University. A truly terrifying concept. The panic is really setting in now that I’m so close to finishing my literature degree and having to get on with the real world, and ADULTING. Anyway, I digress. The summer is a really great time to reflect on what I’ve enjoyed and learned from the previous semester, and vice versa.   Gothic and Horror Gothic and Horror has definitely been my favourite module of the semester, particularly towards the second half. I’ve genuinely adored some of … Continue reading University Year 2 – Updates and Wrap Ups

The Girl With All The Gifts – A Review

I’ve been reading this book (on and off) for four months at the very least. Although when I was actually reading it I enjoyed it, I had to prioritise other things ahead of it. But because of this, I feel like my experience reading this book is very fragmented and definitely not as smooth as I wanted it to be. It is quite annoying when you’re 300 pages into a book and forget who the main characters are, or whereabouts in the plot you’re up to. Personally, I believe the beginning and the end of the book were the most … Continue reading The Girl With All The Gifts – A Review

Rebecca – A Review

For my Gothic and Horror module, we were instructed to read Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca, which at the time did not really make much of an impression on me because, despite its popularity, I’d never heard of the title or the author. But I am so so glad I did read it, because it turns out I have a love for this book and for Du Maurier’s writing style that I would have never discovered without the reading being a requirement for my course.  I’ve had to read a variety of novels, short stories and poems for this module, and most of … Continue reading Rebecca – A Review