Book Reviews

Book Review: A Short History of Nearly Everything

I haven't read a Bill Bryson book in a really long time, so when I came across one of his in a secondhand hand shop I knew I had to get it. A Short History of Nearly Everything is very different from Bryson's usual work, as he tends to primarily write travel novels. What's different… Continue reading Book Review: A Short History of Nearly Everything

Book Reviews · Music

Book Review: The True Lives of My Chemical Romance

Today marks 6 years since my favourite band broke up, and it both feels like yesterday and a lifetime ago, and I feel very old that I was 16 at the time and now I'm nearly 23! I felt a good way to pay tribute to them would be to review the biography by Tom… Continue reading Book Review: The True Lives of My Chemical Romance

Opinion

Should the Boy Who Lived finally die?

I adore Harry Potter, and so far I've been enjoying the Fantastic Beasts series, but I have concerns about the franchise. When Deathly Hallows Part 2 came out, I thought that was the last bit of Harry Potter content until the inevitable remake. I was sad at the thought of no longer having it to… Continue reading Should the Boy Who Lived finally die?

Book Reviews

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

I actually have a piece about this on Oxgyen.ie but thought I would share my opinion on Cursed Child here too because I haven't blogged in awhile and I don't want any of you to think I stopped reading because I'm always reading something. I'm actually re-reading the original series at the moment, I'm currently on… Continue reading Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Book Reviews

Book Review: Animal Farm

I have wanted to read George Orwell's Animal Farm for the longest time, despite the entire plot and it's meaning being spoiled for me. It's quickly become one of my favourite books, and one I believe is very important. An old boar, Old Major, on the Manor Farm predicts the Rebellion of animals against humans… Continue reading Book Review: Animal Farm

Book Reviews

Book Review: The Lost Continent

Once again I'm gonna be reviewing Bill Bryson. This isn't a sponsored blog post (nothing is) but a part of me wishes it was, because man, this is free advertisement and I'm a student. I'm joking, of course, if I was writing for money I wouldn't be writing at all. While an American native (Des… Continue reading Book Review: The Lost Continent

Book Reviews

Book Review: Go Set a Watchman

I'm not sure how to start this because this is a difficult book to review. Since its release Go Set a Watchman has faced a slew of disappointment and criticism, so when reading it for myself I tried to set all judgement aside and go into it with an open mind . However,  I found… Continue reading Book Review: Go Set a Watchman

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Book Review:Inferno

Dan Brown’s Inferno was a book I should have read a long time ago; in a literal sense I mean it’s actually been sitting on my bookshelf since July waiting for me to pick it up, but I also mean that I was wondering where it was all my life. Ordinarily, I don’t like investigation/mystery… Continue reading Book Review:Inferno

Book Reviews · Mental Health

Book Review: Me and my Mate Jeffery

Warning: this book and review discusses depression, anxiety, suicide, and self-harm.  After reading this 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… Continue reading Book Review: Me and my Mate Jeffery

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Book Review: Procession of the Dead

I adored Darren Shan in my teenage years, to say I was obsessed with the Saga of Darren Shan would be an understatement and over 5 years later I don't believe I've recovered from The Demonata series. Unfortunately, as most of Shan's work is aimed at younger readers, I came to out grow it. However, all… Continue reading Book Review: Procession of the Dead