Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood

We all have that one author we can always go to when we do not know what to read, or when we need some quality comfort reading. For me, that author is Margaret Atwood. I fell in love with her novels when I found Alias Grace, and although I have had some trouble with some […]

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East of Eden by John Steinbeck

I had long wanted to read East of Eden by John Steinbeck, for several reasons, the most important one being that you all love it. I read some Steinbeck back in college, some selected chapters from The Grapes of Wrath and although I thought the writing was really good – I could almost feel sand […]

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Nada by Carmen Laforet

As many of you know, I am Spanish, but I am not a huge fan of Spanish literature. However, I had to take a subject on national identity and one of the professors teaches Spanish literature. That is how I discovered Nada by Carmen Laforet, a very inspiring, complex and overlooked book in 20th century […]

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The Cazalet Chronicles: The Light Years by Elizabeth Jane Howard

I had never heard of The Cazalet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard, but after seeing Sophie’s tweets and everyone recommending the saga, I asked her for a review copy and she kindly sent me the first installment. Then, as I was immerse in the Cazalet world, Elizabeth Jane Howard passed away and despite her wonderful […]

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Summer In February by Jonathan Smith

I first heard of Summer in February ([1995] 2013) by Jonathan Smith as a movie, thanks to a suggested trailer at IMDB starring the lovely Dan Stevens (from Downton Abbey) and Dominic Cooper who I had previously seen in the film Tamara Drewe. So, seeing that it was based on the acclaimed novel by Jonathan […]

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Behind The Scenes At The Museum by Kate Atkinson

Behind The Scenes At The Museum is Kate Atkinson’s first novel – originally published in 1995 – and winner the 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year. The following is a SPOILER FREE review. Enjoy! From Book Depository: Ruby Lennox was conceived grudgingly by Bunty and born while her father, George, was in the Dog and […]

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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

I have long wanted to read Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, mainly because one of the bloggers I trust the most, Leah from Books Speak Volumes, loves it so, so much. It’s very easy to find a quote from Plath’s novel on her Quotable Fridays. So, when this week I attended a congress at my […]

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Howards End (Film)

One of the reasons I was first attracted to E.M Forster’s Howards End was the movie. While spending an evening at IMDB, they suggested me, according to my recently visited pages, the 1992 movie by James Ivory. I must admit I am a huge fan of Mr. Ivory: when I was 12 I used to […]

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