Monthly Archives: January 2014

How do you organise your bookshelves?

I love looking at bookshelves. Beautifully calming book-nerdery. I have a sort of organisation system. I split my books into short stories, graphic novels, non-fiction, children’s/YA, poetry/plays and fiction. Within that, I just keep the same author’s books together (but … Continue reading

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The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton

The book begins after it comes out that Victoria, a teenager at high school, has been having an affair with her music teacher Mr Saladin. However, it’s not really about their relationship, but the aftermath for everyone else. What actually … Continue reading

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A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

I loved this book. The chapters alternate between Nao’s diary and Ruth. Nao is a teenage girl living in Japan. She grew up in America, so is struggling to fit into a culture that is both her own and completely … Continue reading

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The Gigantic Beard that was Evil by Stephen Collins

This is a beautiful graphic novel that’s a Roald Dahl-esque fairy tale. On the island of Here, everything is perfectly ordered. The people are well-groomed, as are the trees, and even the island itself is a perfect oval. But beyond … Continue reading

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