Book Reviews

Book Review: The Lost Continent

The Lost Continent is full of tales from small town America, the heart of America that doens’t get much attention, especially from travel writers! However, Bill Bryson takes it upon himself to share stories from America’s little towns.  What The Lost Continent is about: While an American native (Des Moines, Iowa to be exact), Bryon… Continue reading Book Review: The Lost Continent

Book Reviews · Mental Health

Book Review: Me and my Mate Jeffery

After reading Me and my Mate Jeffrey book I feel like Niall Breslin (Bressie) is a close friend of mine; that’s how open and raw it is. I also felt like I was reading my own life story. Obviously the events of my own life are worlds apart from Bressie’s but the feelings were similar.… Continue reading Book Review: Me and my Mate Jeffery

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Book Review: Procession of the Dead

Renowned children’s author Darren Shan, offers books for grown-ups under the name Darren Dash. If you grew up with Shan, you’ll be happy to know that you can still read his books today. Procession of the Dead being on of his books aimed at older readers. I was beyond happy to stumble across a copy… Continue reading Book Review: Procession of the Dead

Book Reviews · Travel

Book Review: Notes from a Big Country

Notes from a Big Country sees Bill Bryson take on his homeland of America after living in England for 20 years. After such a long time away Bryson feels like a stranger in his own country. What Notes From a Big Country is about: Notes From a Big Country was adapted from weekly columns for… Continue reading Book Review: Notes from a Big Country

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Book Review: A Walk in the Woods

My uncle let me borrow a few Bill Bryson books because I’m interested in travel so I started with A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail. Of course the title doesn’t sound all that interesting. Nor does an entire novel about two middle aged men hiking sound exciting but that’s where… Continue reading Book Review: A Walk in the Woods

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Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs was a book I was eager to get my hands on and review. What Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is about: The story follows sixteen-year-old Jacob Portman, who following the death of his grandfather, is determined to find meaning in his last words. What he uncovers… Continue reading Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Book Reviews · Mental Health

Book Review: Girl, Interrupted

Based on the authors 2 year incarceration in McLean’s psychiatric hospital, “Girl, Interrupted” establishes itself as an unnerving yet brilliant memoir of Susanna Kaysen’s. What Girl, Interrupted is about: The novel details Kaysen’s introduction to the hospital at just 18 years old for what she believed to be “a rest”.  She explores her life before… Continue reading Book Review: Girl, Interrupted