Anne of Green Gables

July 6, 2017

Impressions // Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

‘isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?’

It’s been quite a while since I last wrote anything here, but I couldn’t think of a more wonderful book to review for my return post. It’s been a relatively difficult few weeks for me, and it wasn’t too long before I realised that I needed to step back from everything I was doing and re-evaluate a few things. After a few days of dragging my feet, feeling sorry for myself, and not reading very much at all, I borrowed my grandmother’s copy of Anne of Green Gables in the hope of cheering myself up with a book. My aim here was to pick something that would hopefully prove more light-hearted and uplifting than The Handmaid’s Tale, which, admittedly, is a pretty low bar for a jolly read.

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The Girls // Marlena

Marlena // The Girls

June 8, 2017

Impressions // Marlena by Julie Buntin and The Girls by Emma Cline Reading books in really quick succession can sometimes be a pretty disorientating experience. Characters get muddled, plots seem to bleed in to one another…


Paradise Lost // Idolatry

May 29, 2017

Expressions // Idolatry in Paradise Lost Milton wrote Paradise Lost in 1667, and, as with much of his prose, it is driven by what has been referred to as an ‘obsession with idolatry.’[1] Idolatry had long been…

The Story of a Modern Woman

The Story of a Modern Woman

May 18, 2017

Impressions // The Story of a Modern Woman by Ella Hepworth Dixon ‘All we modern women mean to help each other now.’ If I were rich enough to buy a million copies of this book and…

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Jane Eyre // Wide Sargasso Sea

May 17, 2017

Expressions // Thoughts on feminism in Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea I was originally going to write a piece about Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel entitled ‘Why Jane Eyre will always be relevant’ but upon reflection decided that such…