Saints, Misfits, and Humbert Humberts

I read S. K. Ali’s novel Saints and Misfits right after reading Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. It was hard to miss the fact that both novels centred around predators and the people they prey on, though each story was told from opposing points of view: one from the predator’s, and the other from the victim’s. Reading... Continue Reading →

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Party like it’s 2018 Book Night

Book Discussion Scheme will be holding their annual Book Night on May 22nd. What is a Book Night you ask? It’s simply a fun way for all of New Zealand to join in and celebrate reading (and go in the draw to win some prizes at the same time). Reading doesn’t have to be a... Continue Reading →

Jane Eyre: The Past and the Present

I'm rereading Jane Eyre, because do I really need a reason? And it's reminding me that the Jane who has taken residence in my head - the calm, passionate, but reasoning, principled Jane - is only a finished product. She was not always so. Revisiting the beginning of her story is highlighting the parallels and... Continue Reading →

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

Finally, finally, finally, I got my hands on a copy of this novel. I’ve been keeping an eye out for it ever since it took the book blogging world by storm. Juliet Takes a Breath stars the titular character, Juliet, a queer, latina college student on a journey that involves discovery of herself, and the... Continue Reading →

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