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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern | Book Review

"When the final bulb pops alight, and the smoke and sparks dissipate, it is finally legible, this elaborate incandescent sign. Leaning to your left to gain a better view, you can see that it reads: Le Cirque des Rêves Some in the crowd smile knowingly, while other frown and look questioningly at their neighbors. A… Continue reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern | Book Review

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Agatha Christie Birthday Special – The Ultimate Reading List

"I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing." Today, 15th of September, is a beautiful day. It marks the 129th birth anniversary of the 'Queen of Crime', Dame Agatha Christie. An actual queen of… Continue reading Agatha Christie Birthday Special – The Ultimate Reading List

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1984 by George Orwell | Book Review

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” This was probably the most haunting book I've ever read.  I have read a few dystopian books, but 1984 is unquestionably the most disturbing vision of a world gone utterly psycho. From the very first sentence to the unforgettable last one, this… Continue reading 1984 by George Orwell | Book Review

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Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien | Book Review

“In a single year, my father left us twice. The first time, to end his marriage, and the second, when he took his own life. I was ten years old.” Madeleine Thien's Do Not Say we Have Nothing had me totally captivated right from beginning and even now, more than a couple of weeks later, many of… Continue reading Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien | Book Review

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Nefertiti by Michelle Moran | Book Review

This is the first book I have read about Queen Nefertiti. I knew next to nothing about her prior to reading this book. So I cannot judge the historical accuracy of the book. The only thing I need when I am reading a historical fiction is the feeling that I am there. I need the… Continue reading Nefertiti by Michelle Moran | Book Review

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

PUBLISHER: Smith, Elder and Co. PUBLISHED ON: 16th October 1847 AUTHOR: Charlotte Brontë (under the pen name "Currer Bell") GENRES: Gothic fiction, Bildungsroman, Romance MY RATINGS : 5/5 I don't know why it took me so many years to finally read this book! Paraphrasing the most iconic lines of this novel, and possibly the whole… Continue reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

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The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood | Book Review

Publisher: Viragro Press Limited Published: 2 September 2000 Genre: Mystery, Historical Fiction This was a difficult book to put down. I had to stop taking this book with me to college, not because its heavy, but because I couldn't stop reading it, even during lectures. This is the first Margaret Atwood book I've read, and… Continue reading The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood | Book Review