Book Review: Reading in the Dark by Seamus Deane

Reading in the Dark follows its young, unnamed narrator throughout his life in the Northern Irish city of Derry just before the Troubles. As the son of a working-class Catholic family, he already faces challenges that most boys his age would not usually meet. Soon, though, his life takes a much darker turn when his dying grandfather confesses to a crime committed decades earlier. Little by little, this boy begins to piece together the history that his family has tried for so long to keep hidden.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books from My TBR List

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. As you may know, I keep a long, long, long list of books that I hope to read at some point in the future. And with this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic being “Ten Books I’ve Added To My To-Be-Read ListContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books from My TBR List”

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Autumn Book Haul

It’s that time of year again: our local library’s semi-annual book sale just passed and as usual, I came away with a huge stack of books. Here’s a quick list of them: do let me know if you’ve read any of them and what you thought! Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot –Continue reading “Autumn Book Haul”

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Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Year of First Publication: 2005 Year of Publication for This Edition: 2013 Number of Pages: 576 Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Genre: Fiction Sub-Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult Lit. Subjects: The Holocaust, Nazi Germany, Book Burning, Jews, Young Girls, Foster Families The Book Thief is the story of Liesel Meminger, a young girl trying to surviveContinue reading “Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak”

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