A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens: Review & Recommend | CLASSICS CATCHUPS

“Marley was dead: to begin with”.

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

I’m reviewing A Christmas Carol: to begin with. Which is to say, welcome to my first book review of 2020! I’m keeping the Christmas spirit alive just a tiny bit longer, with a review of Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol. I’ve seen some of the adaptations that have been made over the years, but this was my first time actually reading it.

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Funny Weather Olivia Laing eARC review

(ad, gifted) Funny Weather – Olivia Laing (eARC): Review & Recommend | LATEST RELEASES

Thanks to the publishers, and NetGalley, for providing me with a free eARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

It’s not often that I read nonfiction books, let alone review them — in fact, this might be my first non-fiction review, so please bare with me if it’s not quite what you’re used to reading from me. This is a review of Olivia Laing’s upcoming essay collection Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency. It is published by Pan Macmillan, and is due to be released on April 16th. I’ve long been meaning to learn a bit more about art, so when I saw this on NetGalley, I decided it was time to start learning.Read More »

The Strange Adventures of H Sarah Burton REVIEW

(ad, gifted) The Strange Adventures of H – Sarah Burton: Review & Recommend (eARC) | LATEST RELEASES

Thanks to the publishers, and NetGalley, for providing me with a free eARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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I came across The Strange Adventures of H by Sarah Burton on NetGalley, and the first thing that stood out to me was the cover — it’s gorgeous! My black and white kindle really doesn’t do it justice. I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, so I looked at the description, and was intrigued. I enjoy a good historical fiction, so based on the description, I decided to give it a go. I would warn that this book deals with sexual assault, as well as prostitution, and it is very much an adult book. With the story of how I came to this book aside, let’s get right into my thoughts.

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