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
14/04/2020 Have you ever just had the urge to be good at something that you are simply horrible at? Well, for me that is baking. I cannot bake, like, at all. I am nervous every time I come to try it, it is an art, and I am not an artist. I am too heavy … More Learning how to bake: Packet Cookies?
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
Maurice by E .M. Forster This book was ahead of its time (in fact E. M. Forster thought he wouldn’t see the book published in his lifetime). Forster wrote a compelling novel about the inner turmoils of finding yourself. He wrestles with the issues of homosexuality within the early 20th century, for those that do not … More Book Review: Maurice
15th February 2020 As always if you are interested feel free to read but a reminder that this is a diary that I am enjoying writing to keep me on track. I’ve kinda struggled these past couple of weeks with logging everything I eat and making sure I am keeping myself accountable, so I have … More Week 8: I will exercise more!
Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Norris I want to start off by saying, gosh Norris we go through pretty much all a person can experience in this book…thanks for that. It can be heavy at times but Fiver Rivers is written with outstanding beauty. Norris intertwines five lives in one stunning … More Book Review: Five Rivers met on a Wooded Plain