The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

“How easy it was to capitalise on a person’s own bent for self-destruction; how simple to nudge them into non-being, then to stand back and shrug and agree that it had been the inevitable result of a chaotic, catastrophic life.” Lula Landry, a famous model, has fallen to her death from her balcony. The constantlyContinue reading “The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith”

The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling

This post is a little ‘after the fact’, especially considering that I started reading the book about a year ago, right when it came out. It didn’t take me a year to read it, barely a month, actually. I just took a year long break from it (I don’t remember why) until a few daysContinue reading “The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling”

The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling # 1

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett is a fun little book about reading, woven around the simplest idea: What if the Queen discovers the pleasures of reading? As she becomes a passionate reader, Her Majesty arranges a reception to meet and interact with some of the writers she enjoys reading. At the soiree, however, the QueenContinue reading “The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling # 1”

Top Ten Harry Potter “Aww” Moments!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Awww Moments (moments that made you go “awww”)Because there’s exactly one month left for the Deathly Hallows Part 2 to release, I’ve decided to dedicate this week’s TTT to just that! Here are myContinue reading “Top Ten Harry Potter “Aww” Moments!”

Nargles, Wrackspurts and Blibbering Humdingers.

When you think about your favourite novel, where do you really start? There are so many books that can be called memorable, that make you nostalgic of the time when you loved them. There are so many books that you’ll love even years later only because you loved them years ago. I remember when IContinue reading “Nargles, Wrackspurts and Blibbering Humdingers.”