#SundaySnap – 16/03/14

Hello there, fellow fragrance fanatics and literature lovers… We’re back (sort of)!

So whilst we haven’t posted any new reviews in over three months(!), our university workload is slowly starting to ease off a little and we should be writing very soon! In the meantime though, here’s a sneaky little preview pic of the reviews we’ll be posting when we finally put pen to paper… Continue reading

‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ by Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident

Curiosity killed the cat dog.

Christopher Boone is a fifteen year old with Asperger’s Syndrome. He’s a detective too, investigating a murder mystery after finding his neighbour’s dog, Wellington, with a fork stabbed through his abdomen. But that’s not the only curiosity in this novel, because as Christopher investigates the case he also uncovers some shocking secrets that result in him running away from home and taking an adventurous trip to London. The resulting story is funny and sad, but ultimately heart-warming. Continue reading

New Bridget Jones Novel to be Released in October

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Some very exciting books news has been released today! Vintage Books have revealed that the next Bridget Jones novel will be released on 10th October 2013. Titled ‘Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy’, the novel by Helen Fielding is said to represent a new phase in an older Bridget’s life. Fielding says that “life has moved on” for unlucky-in-love Bridget; she’s still writing her diaries, but has also taken to social media – we’re sure the book will feature some hilarious tweets! Continue reading

‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

Decadence, lust and decay in 1920s New York.

Considered ‘The Great American Novel’, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald transports you to a world where the people are wealthy, the parties are extravagant and the night is always young. Written in 1925 and set in the glorious Jazz age, this novel holds a weighty place in literature and is widely considered one of the best works of American fiction. Continue reading

‘Trainspotting’ by Irvine Welsh

Trainspotting

It’s not just about heroin.

Trainspotting. It’s just about a group of rough Scottish heroin addicts, right? Wrong! Well I mean that is part of it, but that’s definitely not all of it. I’ll admit that I bought the book mainly for the lovely Vintage Classics bright orange pages and cover, and the fact that I just wanted to say I’d read it due to its reputation and supposed greatness… Continue reading