TW: This book contains a lot of sensitive topics, including cancer, rape/sexual assault (underage and not underage) and various forms of abuse.
As you will have gathered from the above trigger warnings, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing deals with a lot of hard-hitting topics, so I appreciate that it is not for everyone. Absolutely no shame if you don’t want to read this review because of that. The topics listed above may be mentioned in this review, but I won’t go into detail. This debut by Eimear McBride is very impressive. I have read so much great Irish literature in the last year or so and if you haven’t been reading Irish authors, please please change that! Some of the greatest, most forward-thinking, boundary-pushing books I’ve read have been from Irish writers. (A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, Solar Bones, Normal People, Joyce, Boland).
So today I’m doing another tag! I’ve been tagged in quite a few of things like this recently, so if anyone has tagged me then know I will get round to it, but I’m doing them in the order I was tagged, so it might take a little while. Without further ado, let’s get on with the Stay at Home Book Tag!Read More »
Now, I’m not really working from home in the same sense as many people are. I have a few online shifts coming up next week, but I don’t have regular shifts, so it definitely isn’t the same as navigating a full-time job! That said, I still have a few tips and tricks for staying productive at home, and getting everything done.Read More »
Confession time: I call myself a fan of Jane Austen, but I’d never actually read Pride and Prejudice. Sure, I’ve seen many film adaptations, some more faithful to the text than others (hi, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies!) but I’d never read it. I figured if I was doing all this reading, and wanted to call myself an Austen fan, I’d better do something about that.Read More »