A little late, but I’m excited to share with you the cover for Kelly-Marie Pollock’s new novel, Death Bringer.Continue reading “Cover Reveal: Death Bringer by Kelly-Marie Pollock”
Infatuation is often synonymous with teenage crushes and belonging to something unattainable. It’s all consuming and yet, confusing, existence can overcome both the recipient of such infatuation and the one afflicted. In its own way, infatuation is an illness. Born of an uncontrollable desire that blurs the lines between obsession and love.
One important consideration is whether to call infatuation ‘love’. The qualities of such an emotion mimic those we associate with love – strong admiration, deep caring for another, in romantic ways, a physical attraction. But infatuation pushes love into deeper waters, where obsession merges with possession and the afflicted becomes consumed with the mere idea of the one they desire. Underneath it all, this is the true nature of infatuation.
Andre Aciman’s Call Me By Your Name encompasses all sides of infatuation, love and, most importantly, desire. It examines the very core of desire and what it means to be intimate.Continue reading “Zwischen Immer und Nie: An Exploration of Infatuation and Desire in Andre Aciman’s ‘Call Me By Your Name’”
World Book Day is held on the first Thursday in March every year. In 2020, it was held on 5th March.
This day was created by the registered charity of the same name, to celebrate stories and encourage reading.Continue reading “Why Should You Read? #WorldBookDay”
What do I know about love?
Admittedly, very little.
I know there are a million different types of love, if not more. There’s familial love, friendship, pets (although some will argue pets count as family). There is romantic love, love you hate to feel, love you long to feel. There’s the love you feel for your favourite character, that ‘soft spot’ you hold for the cute barista in your local coffee shop. There is the love that hides in the furthest corner of your mind for the person you wish you could have, but know you can’t. Or the love that leaps out whenever you’re around them. It is the reflection of yourself in the water as you walk across your favourite beach. It is in the kiss goodbye in the hospital ward before the machines are switched off. It is the laughter with the bartender who ‘just got you’. It is the free fall of a bungee jump, hair wrapped around your face and adrenaline pumping through your veins. It is the silence as you’re immersed in your favourite book.
Love is a million things and more.Continue reading “Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton”
For me, poetry has always been a way of bleeding onto paper. Seeing the raw emotions of the poet, the voice, is what draws me to them in the first place.
I’m even more of a sucker for romantic poetry. Sonnets, villanelles, modern poetry that doesn’t follow any structure; if it’s about love, I’ll read it.
Love is the language of poetry after all.Continue reading “Invitation to Poetry by Mihai Brinas”
Poetic language is certainly hard to master.
You need to be descriptive but not too complicated. Elegant with your words but simple enough for the imagery to flow and dance on the page.
One thing about poetry is just how subjective it can be.
Which makes reviewing it quite a challenge.Continue reading “Chronicles of Chaos and Consonance by Kalybre the Eclectic”
Do you know what it takes to write a book review?
From thinking of formatting to writing style and even to how you should conclude it, reviewing a book takes more effort than you’d think.
It’s a cliche case of “easier said than done.”
Or is it?Continue reading “How To Write A Book Review”
I’m very nostalgic.
Even at 23 years old, I look back at my life quite often and see how different I’ve grown, how far I’ve come (or how far I’ve fallen, in some ways). It’s a bit dramatic, given that I’ve only just started my twenties and have so much ahead of me.
But I feel like everyone goes through this at each stage. Expecting so much from the future and getting to it, only to miss the past. Or at least that’s how I know a lot of people are.
That’s exactly what you get from Anna Hope’s Expectation.
Zombies are my favourite horror creature.
I used to be terrified of everything ghost or spirit related, but as I’ve grown up, I’ve developed more of an appreciation for the undead and the apocalyptic world that comes with them.Continue reading “The Young World by Chris Weitz”