Book Review: Drinking My Way Through 14 Dating Websites by Tiffany Peon

One of the best things about owning a Kindle is that you can get these cheap little books that otherwise I probably wouldn't stumble across, like this one. Peon is in her early 20s, living in New York and reeling from a recent break up, but decides to buck herself up by starting a social … Continue reading Book Review: Drinking My Way Through 14 Dating Websites by Tiffany Peon

Top 10 Books I Read in 2013

So, it's the end of the year so I'm looking back, here are my top 10 books of the year, divided into fiction and non-fiction. Fiction 5. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald A wonderfully evocative tale of lost love and obsession, written with real lyrical beauty and a pleasantly quick read. Full review. … Continue reading Top 10 Books I Read in 2013

Book Review: Vertigo aka The Living and the Dead by Boileau and Narcejac

I've always found it quite interesting to read a book after you've seen the film adaption and this is the case with this book, which provided the inspiration for the Alfred Hitchcock movie Vertigo, which is a magnificent story of obsession and it's destructive power. Similar to the movie it follows an ex-cop who's resigned … Continue reading Book Review: Vertigo aka The Living and the Dead by Boileau and Narcejac

Book Review: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And other concerns) by Mindy Kaling

One of the shows I've loved recently is The Mindy Project, which follows the exploits of Mindy a New York doctor who's obsessed with romantic comedies and her dating life. The show is extremely funny and cute, like it's protagonist the slightly awkward, ditzy Mindy, played by the actress Mindy Kaling. Kaling writes for the … Continue reading Book Review: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And other concerns) by Mindy Kaling

Book Review: Everyone’s Reading Bastard by Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby's opening brace of novels, High Fidelity and About A Boy, remain among my favourite books, especially High Fidelity which outside of the books I studied at school and Roald Dahl, is the book I've re-read the most. In those two books Hornby did a good job of capturing masculine obsessions and insecurities in … Continue reading Book Review: Everyone’s Reading Bastard by Nick Hornby