Giving up on a classic

In recent months I've become much more cutthroat with putting down books that I'm not completely invested in. Mostly it's books that I don't feel bad about leaving unfinished - Carry On and Prep being recent examples of this - and due to what I can only describe as genre snobbery I gave myself a free pass for … Continue reading Giving up on a classic

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Books I read for school: the ones I hated

While scrolling through my 'read' shelf on Goodreads it struck me that some of the books I have given the highest and lowest ratings are books that were required readings for school. I feel that having to constantly pick apart the piece and revisit it week after week for discussion amplifies any strong feelings that … Continue reading Books I read for school: the ones I hated

Review: His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Star rating: 3/5 Synopsis: This book consists of fictional documents relating to the triple homicide committed by Roderick Macrae, a 19th century crofter from the Scottish highlands. Through witness accounts, Macrae's own memoir and a transcript of the trial, the story unfolds with unanswered questions and a slew of unreliable narrators. Review: Although there was nothing particularly … Continue reading Review: His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet