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Reading Corner: House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

It has been a while since a book swallowed me up whole. House of Hollow did just that, opening wide into a dark, sweetly perfumed world of rot, decay, and sharp beauty. Krystal Sutherland’s novel tells the story of three sisters, each angular and devastatingly enchanting, with crescent silver scars stitched into their necks, black eyes, and strange white hair. However, they weren’t always that … Continue reading Reading Corner: House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

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Reading Corner: American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

Recently, I finished reading American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld, and I never imagined this day would come for two reasons: one, I forgot I had this book, and two it was 640 pages long. Was it worth it? Yes. I think I’m somewhat sentimental about this book because I found it in a little independent bookshop in London. The name of said shop eludes me … Continue reading Reading Corner: American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

Discovering New Books in 2021

2021 was a difficult year for everyone, as it carried the weight of lockdown. I was extremely lucky to be able to spend the time at home with my family, a great opportunity considering that we haven’t all lived in the same house for years. Since I didn’t have to physically go to class, I had more time for myself and started getting back into … Continue reading Discovering New Books in 2021

Reading Corner: Eat, Pray, Love: To Burn or Not to Burn?

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert: the cliché, the sensation, the purported tale of white privilege. This Christmas, I picked it up. What could be more intriguing than a book loved and widely hated in equal measure? This book is the memoir of freshly divorced 34-year-old Elizabeth Gilbert who sets out on a year of travel to rediscover herself and escape depression. Now, I’ve watched … Continue reading Reading Corner: Eat, Pray, Love: To Burn or Not to Burn?

Reading Corner: Milkweed

Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli is a difficult book to describe to someone who has never read it. Perhaps “haunting” is the most appropriate adjective. This book follows the life of a young boy known as Misha, orphaned and living on the streets of Warsaw, Poland when World War II strikes. The story is told from Misha’s perspective, which is one of extraordinary innocence due to … Continue reading Reading Corner: Milkweed

Bookstore Politics: Sally Rooney’s Translation Trouble

You’ve probably heard of Sally Rooney, the mastermind behind Normal People, Conversations with Friendsand most recently, Beautiful World, Where Are You. At just thirty years of age, Rooney has gathered much critical acclaim and success, along with a lot of publicity and people have been eagerly awaiting her latest book and whilst it has been met with significant praise, discussion has also turned toward her decision not to translate the book into Hebrew.  Continue reading Bookstore Politics: Sally Rooney’s Translation Trouble

Reading Corner: The Chronicles of Narnia – A Children’s Classic to Help Me Through Adulthood

“Isn’t that a children’s book?” If you see a young woman in a café, sipping a latte with her nose in a book, a children’s story may seem an unlikely choice of reading material. And yet, that is exactly what I’ve been doing. The classic The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis is a seven-book series, telling tales of the magical land of Narnia and … Continue reading Reading Corner: The Chronicles of Narnia – A Children’s Classic to Help Me Through Adulthood

Roomania

After the success of her first two novels, Sally Rooney published her latest novel Beautiful World, where are you, to critical acclaim. RAZZ writer Elinor Wallis discusses how and why Rooney has become so popular in recent years. Wallis suggest how Rooney is able to standout from the rest while noting how accurately she is able to capture the zeitgeists of young people growing up in an ever changing world? Continue reading Roomania

Reading Corner: Read-A-Thons

I was stuck in a reading slump lately. Even though exams are long gone, I still want to finish the books that I started during university and never got around to finishing. I was excited to get them over and start with something fresh, but somehow it always takes too long to finish them, and I lose motivation in the process. In one of Ruby Granger’s latest videos, she offered me the solution: dedicating a day to a read-a-thon to re-gain perspective on the beauty of reading. Continue reading Reading Corner: Read-A-Thons