Top 10 Books to Read During Revision

The time of year that brings a feeling of dread to all of those doing exams has arrived. It can often seem as though there’s no break from endless hours of revision, but whilst you may feel as though you should spend every waking minute revising, it really does make a difference to your ability to concentrate if you have short breaks during the day – it’s recommended that you take 5 or 10 minutes for every hour that you revise. Following a hard day of work, it’s good to get away from your desk, get comfortable and unwind. We like to take our breaks, and our end-of-day relaxation with a cup of tea and a good book. Reading helps you to temporarily escape from your current reality of revision-induced insanity, and enter into another filled with other lives and other worlds. Continue reading

‘The Song of Achilles’ by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles

A gay Greek extravaganza.

The Song of Achilles is a story of love, battle and heartbreak, set during the time of the Trojan War in Ancient Greece. It follows the story of Prince Achilles and his beloved comrade Patroclus through their childhood and into a war that threatens to end their intimate companionship forever. What Madeline Miller has essentially done is taken the original myth of Achilles and elaborated on certain aspects of it to create her story. And it’s a good one… Continue reading