The Chronicles of Narnia Books are not as Fantastical as I Remembered

The Chronicles of Narnia Books are not as Fantastical as I Remembered

Over the summer I decided to reread The Chronicles of Narnia. I had basically zero recollection of the books beyond my childhood favourite, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (henceforth, LWW) and boy, was I disappointed. But I powered through it and it took enough of my time to earn itself this BUMPER blog [...]

Online Bookshops to Shop at Instead of Amazon: Breaking up with Amazon (Part I)

Are you ready to break from the shackles of Amazon but aren't sure where else to reliably buy books online? Look no further, for I have put together a mini-series on how you too can break up with Amazon. Today is Part 1 - online bookshop alternatives to Amazon. I have been slowly trying to [...]

Spoiler-Free: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is No Hunger Games

Spoiler-Free: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is No Hunger Games

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes | Suzanne Collines ★★★ The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is told through the third-person perspective of Coriolanus Snow whose once-rich family has been devastated due to the war between the Capitol and the Rebels. Ten years after victory, his family are living in relative poverty and their only [...]

Rereading Harry Potter | The Philosopher’s Stone: ‘Harry – yer a wizard’

Rereading Harry Potter | The Philosopher’s Stone: ‘Harry – yer a wizard’

I reread Harry Potter a few months ago and I have finally gotten round to writing down my thoughts. It's been about 10 years since I read the series last Rereading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is an experience that is much like finding an old, comfortable chair to sit in. Although not my introduction [...]