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The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

July 20, 2020

I'll be honest, I never had any intention of ever reading a book like this. The Salt Path is a biography merged with nature nonfiction. Absolutely not my thing. I would have never picked it up in-store. However, after talking to one of our lovely neighbours about books she told me about this and then leant it to me. Anne, whilst you'll never read this thank you so…

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March Wrap Up

April 6, 2020
March 2020

This month I've had to split my Wrap up into two posts, this one is the books I've read be they fiction, graphic novels etc and then there will be another post of all the manga I've read in March. There was a lot, nine volumes of different series altogether. I feel very pleased with myself for how much I've read over the last month. Found a few…

Books Non-Fiction Reviews

Auschwitz and After by Charlotte Delbo

March 18, 2020
Auschwitz and After by Charlotte Delbo

It's always difficult reviewing books that pertain to the Holocaust. Part of me doesn't feel qualified and part of me wonders if in some way it's disregarding the author's experience. With that in mind, as I mentioned in my 'review' for Night by Elie Wiesel (here) this will be more a discussion.  Auschwitz and After details the experience of Charlotte Delbo who was a French Resistance fighter that…

Books Wrap Ups

January Wrap Up

February 27, 2020
January 2020 Wrap Up

It seems to be a recurring theme that over January I always read a tonne of books. I'm not sure if it's the post assignment joy or the desperation to get ahead on the Goodreads goal. Either way, it works. This month I read a real variety of books both in format, genre and most definitely found some new favourites. I didn't know what to expect from a…

Books Non-Fiction Reviews

Night by Elie Wiesel

February 17, 2020
Night by Elie Wiesel

To say I enjoyed this book is to disregard the subject matter entirely. I think it's difficult to label what reading a piece of non-fiction on the Holocaust makes you feel. Did I enjoy the book? No. But I was totally captured by Wiesel's experience and the way he told his experience. Absolutely. Therefore this is less of a review and more, hey look what I read. This…