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Palindrome Poppet Literature

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

You know when you hear book are *GREAT*, and it kind of puts you off reading them in case they’re disappointing? I kind of had that with The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I knew it was going to be good, I wanted it to be a good read. As a result, it sat on…

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The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht

Now I’m going to be honest with you. The Tiger’s Wife  by Téa Obreht and I didn’t originally get on. It took me several attempts at picking this book up and reading a few pages for me to actually get past the first few chapters. It was only when I finished my English degree did I…

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The Casual Vacancy by J.K.Rowling

Sharing thoughts on a novel by J.K.Rowling is invariably hard if you’re not going to bring up a certain wizard. After producing such a prestigious collection of children  (and adult’s) novels, it becomes impossible not to draw comparisons. I will, however, resist. The Casual Vacancy is so far removed from Hogwarts that it’d be foolish…

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The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

The Paris WIfr is a great book set in the 1920’s;  those of you that have gone crazy for the recent Great Gatsby film will hopefully find this book of interest. Paula McLain goes way to giving a voice to Ernest Hemingway’s first wife, as both her and Ernest explore the various literary scenes that Ernest…

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The Bone People by Keri Hulme

The Bone People by Keri Hulme is a piece of literature recommended at university for a module called ‘Postcolonial Fiction and Film’. I rarely share the books I read at University on my blog, mainly because a lot of them aren’t exactly casual reads. Middle English anyone?! However, occasionally I get to do modules where…