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Book Review // The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell

The Madwoman Upstairs  by Catherine Lowell { Goodreads } Published by Quercus Publishing in 2016 Paperback edition; 416 pages { BookDepository } The Madwoman Upstairs follows Samantha Whipple, the last descendant of the famous Brontë family. Her father is dead and the public believes she has inherited some important pieces of the Brontë’s literary estate, which is not true as long as she’s concerned since she has never seen said estate. When she starts attending Oxford College however, everything changes. She stars receiving books that belonged to her father and the whole situations turns into a scavenger hunt to unfold her family legacy.

Book Review // Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander  by Diana Gabaldon { Goodreads } Published by Delta in 1998 Paperback edition; 627 pages { BookDepository } 1945. Claire Randall is in Scotland, enjoying a second honeymoon with her husband Frank Randall after the Second World War, when she touches some standing stones and finds herself in 18 th century Scotland. She doesn’t understand what happened to her or why for that matter but she knows she has to survive in a very tumultuous period.

Weekend Reads (2)

The weekend is upon us and this is what I’m planning on reading. I started yesterday both The Wilds and The Vegetarian . The former is a tad bizarre but since they are short stories it doesn’t bother me too much and I can always stop reading and jump into another one. The Vegetarian , however, it’s proving to be as amazing as everybody else is claiming and I hope it continues to be so until the very end. I think I might include “Weekend Reads” as a regular post on my blog because it shows you my reading week by week in addition to my monthly wrap ups. Also, I like doing them. They are short and sweet. I hope you enjoy them :) What are you planning on reading this weekend?

Book Review // Reasons She Goes to the Woods by Deborah Kay Davies

Reasons She Goes to the Woods  by Deborah Kay Davies { Goodreads } Published by Oneworld Publications in 2015 Paperback edition; 256 pages { BookDepository } Let me introduce you to Pearl, not your loveable, sweet type of girl. She’s vicious and mean. She has a very dark personality – I felt quite distressed at times – but she’s not the only one with issues, believe me.

Book Review // Ragnarok by A. S. Byatt

Ragnarok  by A. S. Byatt { Goodreads } Published by Canongate Books in 2012 Paperback edition; 179 pages { BookDepository } You go into a bookshop and pick up a book that catches your attention. You know next to nothing about it, you pick it up and read the blurb and you decide to buy it because it seems interesting enough. This is probably my favourite way of buying books but sometimes the result is not what you were expecting. Ragnarok is one of those sad cases.

Weekend Reads

This weekend I'm planning on finishing El día de año nuevo y otros cuentos maravillosos  - a short story collection by Vladímir Odóievski that so far it's simply okay nothing really special- and reading a chunk of Outlander . I'm halfway through the latter and so far, it's a very enjoyable read; I started watching the TV show last year when it premiered but stopped after some episodes because I wanted to read the book. I'm finally caught up with what I saw and from now on I don't know what's going to happen which makes me wanna read even more. What are your plans for the weekend?

Book Review // The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild

The Improbability of Love  by Hannah Rothschild { Goodreads } Published by Bloomsbury in 2016 Paperback edition; 479 pages { BookDepository } The Improbability of Love follows a bunch of different characters all involved in different ways with the art-world scene in London when a very famous painting –which gives name to the novel – is found by Annie, the main protagonist we could say, in a thrift shop. Don’t be fooled by the cover which screams chick-lit through and through; the novel deals with so much more.

Coming Back?

Hello?? It’s me…. And after 4 months I’m back. I hope. You guys know I’ve never been known for my constancy. I feel like I owe you all an explanation for my halt at the beginning of February. The main reason for it was University. This semester has been quite hectic and I had to choose between my hobby and my degree. The latter won, of course. However, University is not the only reason why I stopped blogging and it would be a big fat lie to say otherwise. Long story short, I wasn’t motivated enough. Scratch that. I wasn’t motivated at all. I started this blog as a hobby and when 2016 started, it was as if it was no longer that. I was getting no fun out of it and so what was the point?