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Bite-Size Corner -‘Anthem’ by Ayn Rand

ANTHEM is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in England. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age. Technological advancement is now carefully planned and the concept of individuality has been eliminated. Equality 7-2521, writing by candlelight in a… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner -‘Anthem’ by Ayn Rand

Book Reviews 2016 · Contemporary Books · Young Adult Book Reviews

‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’ by Becky Albertalli

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become… Continue reading ‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’ by Becky Albertalli

Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Hate

Happy Tuesday! It is time for Top Ten Tuesday, as ever created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is ‘Ten Characters Everyone Loves But You Do Not Get’. As a rather hateful person (I joke…) this topic is right up my street. I am known for having some unconventional views, especially on… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Hate

Wrap-Ups and Readathons

February 2016 – My Reading Month in Review

It’s March! Well, it has been for 8 days, it’s just that I’ve had laryngitis and have spent a week and a half curled up in a ball doing nothing and forgetting the world existed, so I’ve barely noticed time passing. Anyway, I’m back in the game now (croaky voice and all) and I’ve been… Continue reading February 2016 – My Reading Month in Review

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Bite-Size Corner – ‘The Reason I Jump’ by Naoki Higashida

Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, ‘The Reason I Jump’ is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner – ‘The Reason I Jump’ by Naoki Higashida