Waterstones Book of the Year 2018 Shortlist

As the year comes to a close, it is time for people of the book world to make their choice of the best books of the year. While we await for the winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards, we get to see other literary institutions celebrate another great year of reading. Since 2012, Waterstones BookContinue reading “Waterstones Book of the Year 2018 Shortlist”

Book Review: A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin

Format:  Paperback Pages: 56 pages Published: February 26, 2015 Publisher: Penguin Classics Genre: Fiction, Short Stories, Classics       Synopsis: A short story by Kate Chopin. The story takes place in an unnamed city–a city large enough to have a department store, a fashionable restaurant, a theater, and a cable car–probably in the early 1890s. Kate Chopin was aContinue reading “Book Review: A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin”

Book Review: Matilda by Mary Shelley

Format:  Paperback Pages: 110 pages Published: March 3, 2016 (first published 1819) Publisher: Penguin Little Black Classics Genre: Classics, Fiction Synopsis: Mary Shelley’s dark story of a bereaved man’s disturbing passion for his daughter was suppressed by her own father, and not published for over a century. The only book I read from Mary Shelley was Frankenstein. So whenContinue reading “Book Review: Matilda by Mary Shelley”

Book Review: Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover by Paul Buckley & Audrey Niffenegger

Format:  Paperback Pages: 287 pages Published: 2016 Publisher: Penguin Books Genre: Nonfiction, Classics, Art       Synopsis: In Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover, Paul Buckley showcases more than ten years of stunning cover designs from Penguin Classics. This curated tour begins with the now-iconic redesign of the signature Penguin Classics black-spine series in 2003 and moves through award-winning seriesContinue reading “Book Review: Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover by Paul Buckley & Audrey Niffenegger”