The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood is a story overflowing with moments of intense description - be it giving words to love or pain. Before you go ahead and read my analysis, I'd strongly recommend reading the book or two things might happen: 1) I might spoil the book for you (gasp) 2) My analysis… Continue reading The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood: Critical Reading
It's week 4 of the summer holidays and we're going back to the classics everyone: here's my review/discussion of the book Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. The synopsis as on Goodreads: The story's heroine is Catherine Morland, an innocent seventeen-year-old woman from a country parsonage. While spending a few weeks in Bath with a family… Continue reading Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen: Book Discussion/Review
I've realised that there's an overabundance of book review blogs around, whereas not many young people do much in the way of critically commenting on literature (not exactly the most popular teenage past-time). Nevertheless, it is worth delving into a book like 'Never Let Me Go' - a work I will remember for how expertly… Continue reading Studying Prose: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Wow. This. Book. (Image credit: Waterstones, goo.gl/gd6vMT) If there ever was a book that stole my heart, then it's The Colour Purple by Alice Walker. Summary This is the story of a woman named Celie, who lives in the Deep South (these include states in the South of America, including Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama etc.) between the… Continue reading Book Review: The Color Purple by Alice Walker (!!!)
Summer has finally arrived in my half of the world, and I've finally gotten a blog started! As I've had a lot of free time recently, I've made this blog so that I have a place to talk about all things reading and writing, sharing my journey with like-minded people in the process. For starters,… Continue reading First Post: Summer and Writing Competitions!