There’s nothing better than purchasing a fresh copy of a novel. It smells nice, looks glossy, and feels smooth. If you’re like me, when you go to bookstores you search for the book that has absolutely zero creases or annoying stray paper sticking out at the bottom of the bridge. But used/ secondhand books aren’t … More Charity and Secondhand Bookstores
When I think of realistic fiction my mind thinks about scenes from books such as Thomas Hardy’s Jude The Obscure, George Eliot’s Middlemarch and Virginia’s Woolf’s Miss Dalloway and its use of stream of consciousness. The books mentioned above can fit into the literary concept of realism. But what exactly is realism? I understand … More Discussion: What is realistic fiction?
Alice Peterson’s By My Side is a poignant and heartwarming novel about Cassandra Brooks. Cass’ life is perfect to being with: she’s a fourth year medical student who has a loving boyfriend and family. Everything goes well for her until she gets hit by a truck, which leaves her paralysed. As the novel unfolds, … More Book Review: By My Side By Alice Peterson
Kindles, Ipads, smartphones and computers: these technological advances have made it possible for people to read books on electronic devices, and thus the e-book is born. I think that e-books have a number of advantages, which include: If you’re an avid reader there is little need to worry about not having enough baggage space for … More E-books or Printed books?