Fiction · Historical

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

  I picked up a copy of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (henceforth to be referred to as Guernsey) because I felt like it was haunting me. Every time I went in a bookshop it caught my eye, the ad for the new movie adaption (starring Lily James) seemed to forever be… Continue reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Classics · Drama · Fiction

Lady Susan by Jane Austen

  When people think of Jane Austen, they most likely and blamelessly think of beautiful yet prim genteel young women, grand houses, formal balls (just formality in general, perhaps), and a rather soggy Colin Firth coming out of a lake. I might be generalising here, but I think that most casual observers think of Austen… Continue reading Lady Susan by Jane Austen

Drama · Fiction · Translations

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (translated into English by Ginny Tapley Takemori)

Everyone has a ‘manual of life’ readily ingrained in their head, instinctively following unspoken rules and unsignposted paths – at least, that’s what Keiko Furukura thinks. What she knows, however, is that she was born without said manual, and has to look to friends and family to figure out what exactly it is that a… Continue reading Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (translated into English by Ginny Tapley Takemori)