‘Constellation Myths: With Aratus’ Phaenomena’ by Eratosthenes and Hyginus – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Athena seized the writhing serpent and hurled it into the sky, and fixed it to the very pole of the heavens. The constellations we recognise today were first mapped by the ancient Greeks, who arranged the stars into patterns for that purpose. In the third century BC Eratosthenes compiled a handbook of … Continue reading ‘Constellation Myths: With Aratus’ Phaenomena’ by Eratosthenes and Hyginus – Book Review

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‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Brontë – Book Review

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you.” I am a girl who is happiest reading classics… I would choose to read a classic over a contemporary novel EVERY TIME!! So why on earth did it take … Continue reading ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Brontë – Book Review

‘The Odyssey’ by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson – Book Review

In 2017 I read Homer's The Iliad and loved the storyline but I was left with a sense that there was something missing from my reading experience. At times the Iliad bored me with its clunky writing style and, at the time, I concluded that this was down to the translation that read. So in … Continue reading ‘The Odyssey’ by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson – Book Review

‘Sense and Sensibility’ by Jane Austen – Book Review

It's a Jane Austen novel so this is obviously brilliant and should be read by everyone!!!! Duhhh!!!!!! "And books!—Thomson, Cowper, Scott—she would buy them all over and over again: she would buy up every copy, I believe, to prevent their falling into unworthy hands; and she would have every book that tells her how to … Continue reading ‘Sense and Sensibility’ by Jane Austen – Book Review

‘Emma’ by Jane Austen – Mini Book Review

The book that started my love affair with all things Austen. It is gossipy brilliance filled with memorable characters, some of whom are downright unlikable which makes this book all the more brilliant! I adore the main character Emma even though she is a much maligned figure in literature. Sure she's spoiled and self-centred but … Continue reading ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen – Mini Book Review

‘The Catcher in the Rye’ by J.D. Salinger – Book Review

ReRead in 2017: I first read 'Catcher' about 20 years ago. I didn't know what it was about; I just knew that it was one of those modern classics that everyone should read. I never knew that it would become my book. The character of Holden Caulfield is one of the most polarising characters out … Continue reading ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ by J.D. Salinger – Book Review