The Nix by Nathan Hill

The Nix by Nathan Hill

SPOILER-FREE Nathan Hill’s 600-page debut is a novel about life; the decisions we make and consequences. It asks the big questions. The Nix often left me thinking about what I had just read for the rest of the day making my senses and perception of life heightened – I was so actively conscious of everyone […]

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

Finished reading on 05/02/18 SPOILERS! TRIGGER WARNING! Before reviewing this text, I wanted to watch the Globe On Screen’s Production from 2015 … so I bought the DVD! I’ve watched it twice now (I know, I’m crazy!); the first time I watched it without the text and the second time I watched it I made […]

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Finished reading on 10/02/18 iSPOILERS! Like A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night is one of those Shakespeare plays that has influenced Rom-coms centuries after its first performance. Although I found keeping track of who was dressed in disguise a little difficult this element of the play is so perfectly comedically timed and paced.  After watching a performance, […]

The Shoemaker’s Holiday by Thomas Dekker

Read on 03/02/18 iSPOILERS! After reading Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, I wanted to re-read all of the other books for my Shakespeare, Jonson and Co. module, especially since I last read most of them in summer, which was a while ago now. The Shoemaker’s Holiday is my first Dekker text and I really enjoyed […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

  Read on 31/01/2018 iSPOILERS! The last book I read in January was Shakespeare’s comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This is one of the easiest Shakespeare texts I’ve read. The characters are quirky and the bawdy humour shines without reading it in a contemporary accent. Although I’m searching for the comic discourse because I’m reading […]

January Wrap-up

January Wrap-up

iSPOILERS! In January I read a total of five fiction books! I’m really happy I managed to sail through each of the texts I’ve read so far this year and not had to put a book down because it was so boring. The books I read in January were: The Power, by Naomi Alderman 6.5/10. […]

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

read on 30/01/18 Spoiler-free I was sceptical going into this book because of the huge hype around it. Honestly, it deserves the hype it’s getting. So much so that I hear there’s a film in production. This is a book like Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda that I think everyone should read. It won […]

Painting Assessment

Painting Assessment

Today I received my Painting 1 Module feedback, and it’s incredibly good news! I got a first! But, that aside, I wanted to talk about my assessment experience and overall perception of my work. When I arrived outside the room of my assessment, naturally I was really nervous, getting the sweats and shaking, you know. […]

Simon VS The Homo Sapiens Agenda

read 23/01/18 iSPOILERS! Today I finished reading Simon VS. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, after starting it yesterday. If anything, this proves it was a page-turner. The use of electronic Epistolary meant that I just couldn’t wait for more clues about Blue. An enlightening and delightful read if you’re looking for something high spirited that delves […]