I know that for many of us this World Book Day will be different, some of us will still be in school teaching whilst others will be distance learning. However, World Book Day will still go on and it is something that can still be enjoyed and what better time to enjoy it! This year … More Is there Room on the Broom this World Book Day?
I have decided that I am making this a tradition. I am going to create a book list for the year. That’s not to say that I will actually read these books by the end of the year, but doing things like this has reignited my love of reading and I can’t wait to get … More 21 Books for 2021
Hello there Graceless Living readers. This guest post is a bit of a change from the usual schedule on the blog, but I hope you’ll enjoy my brief article below about something a bit different that Jess and I decided to do one lazy weekend. This involved venturing outside the house, so I’d like to … More Guest Post: Blind Book Date
The Colour Purple by Alice Walker This is a beautiful, entrancing novel, that takes place around the 12th century in rural Georgia. The book engages explicitly with complex situations and mature content, therefore, it is in no way light reading. The Colour Purple depicts the life of Celie; a poor, Southern, yet resilient African American … More Book Review: The Colour Purple
Melmoth by Sarah Perry Sarah Perry’s novel explores the themes of guilt and loneliness. There is a mythical being called Melmoth; a woman with bloody feet who stalks and terrifies guilty souls, waiting for her opportunity to offer them an escape from their eternal punishment to join her torment. Melmoth is a woman that witnessed Jesus’ resurrection … More Book Review: Melmoth
The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells The Invisible Man is a classic that I had not read and when I was given it as a part of a blind book date that I participated in. I was very grateful as it was short and could easily be read in a weekend, however by the end I … More Book Review: The Invisible Man
Lord of the Flies by William Golding Ok let’s start with, does anyone else relate to Piggy? No? Ok, I guess it is just me then… I have the conch so everyone should listen! I have had this book on my shelf for what seems to be a lifetime and I am finally happy to … More Book Review: Lord of the Flies
The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster When I must say it took me 100 pages or so to get into the story, I found it a little mundane and quite quirky in places but as it was a book club book I persevered and it wasn’t so bad. There was definitely an interlock themes … More Book Review: The New York Trilogy
Ok so I love dressing up and I take every chance I get to, but I wanted to do something subtle for World Book Day and here is my nod to Paddington Bear.
World Book day is a very important day for me as I am a massive geek when it comes to literature. I have art in my house that is connected with my favourite book, I studied English literature as an MA just for fun, and the reason why I am with my partner all stems … More Why world book day is not just for kids…