Tag Archive: american fiction

The History of Love

“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering” -Nicole Krauss  Such a beautiful quote. Read… Continue reading

Review: May We Be Forgiven- A.M. Homes

‘How can I tell anyone that there has always lived within me a rusty sense of disgust-a dull, brackish water that I suspect is my soul?’ After reading glowing reviews in its first… Continue reading

How do you like your books? Asks a book store in Chicago

Review: Tigers in Red Weather- Liza Klaussmann

Well it’s been a while since I last wrote a post, I’ve been so unbelievably busy that I haven’t had the time to sit down and write. It’s been a hectic few weeks- especially… Continue reading

Review: Water for Elephants- Sara Gruen

I read this book because as a general rule, I like to read a book before seeing the film. What I found was a pacy read exploding with fun and drama and overall,… Continue reading

Blogger Awards

            I have recently been nominated for The Liebster Award and combined Sunshine Award/ Versatile Blogger Award. I was very kindly nominated by mylittlebookblog, so thank you very much… Continue reading

Review: A beautiful rework of a Russian fairy tale

“In my old age, I see that life itself is often more fantastic and terrible than the stories we believed as children, and that perhaps there is no harm in finding magic among… Continue reading

Review: The Kitchen God’s Wife- Amy Tan

The Kitchen God’s Wife is a beautiful tale of hope, tragedy and despair, set against the turbulent backdrop of Shanghai in the 1920s. A plot that is woven with secrets from beginning to… Continue reading

Review: The House on Mango Street- Sandra Cisneros

Told in a wonderful series of simple but very moving vignettes, The House on Mango Street is about a young Chicana girl named Esperanza Cordero, who lives in the Hispanic section of Chicago.… Continue reading

Celebrating Banned Books Week

The annual celebration of Banned Books week in America was held last week from 30th September- 6th October.  The event celebrates the freedom to read, and first materialised in 1982 after various books in the… Continue reading