Page Turner: The Song of Achilles

Oh man, my heart. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller is a retelling of the Illiad, focusing on the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus. As a matter of fact, the tale is told from Patroclus' perspective. We follow the pair as they grow up together and bond, knowing only hints of what the fates have... Continue Reading →

Page Turner: Ariadne

Ariadne by Jennifer Saint is a retelling of the epic of Theseus and the Minotaur but from the perspective of the two princesses of Crete, Ariadne mostly but also her younger sister Phaedra. In case you haven't brush up on your mythological studies, Ariadne was the one who helped Theseus escape the labyrinth with the help... Continue Reading →

Summer Reading List 2021

How the hell is it summer already? Time has truly been flying by these last couple of months. Maybe it's because things are finally opening up and looking brighter. My hometown is finally getting into Level 2 restrictions, meaning we can now visit each other indoors and drink inside at pubs. Things truly are looking... Continue Reading →

Reading Recap: May

I'm not sold on the title, if you have any suggestions please let me know! Ten books in one month. Man, I was on a reading roll this month! I don't know why, but I am not complaining. Also, I hit the first half of my reading goal! My main goal is to read at... Continue Reading →

Page Turner: Circe

As a fiend for all things related to Greek mythology, it was only a matter of time before I read this book. I was a bit worried as I have been stung by overhyped books before. Thankfully, Circe was not only able to live up to the hype, but I thought it was better than promised. Circe by... Continue Reading →

Page Turner: Gateway

I noticed recently that despite my claims of loving SciFi, I haven't read any in a while outside of a Doctor Who tie-in novel. So I had a look in my little library for an SF Masterworks book I haven't read yet. At this point, I have admitted to myself that buying/collecting books is a different hobby... Continue Reading →

Comedy Book Recommendations

Happy April Fools Day! To celebrate this humorous holiday, I thought it might be fun to share some hilarious novels. I did my best to try had pick books from several different genres on top of being comedic reading experiences. That way, hopefully, everyone will find a book that suits them.  Popular Hits of the... Continue Reading →

Isolation Book Club: March

This is the penultimate instalment of the Isolation Book Club. With lockdown restrictions easing up in the UK I'm planning on doing just one more of these. I might continue them, but I am retiring the title. If you have any ideas for the new name, please let me know.  With that out of the... Continue Reading →

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