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February Reading Wrap-Up:

I’ve been super busy in February, hence the lack of posts (I’m really sorry, OK). I’ve been at work pretty much every day as I head to Krakow next week and Belfast the week after. I did manage to get quite a bit of reading done, though, so let’s chat about that.

Here’s all the nine books I read this month:

– The Binding by Bridget Collins / 4.5 stars

– A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin / 4.5 stars

– The Foundling by Stacey Halls / 4 stars

– Glass Town by Isabel Greenberg / 4 stars

– The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins / 0 stars

– And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou / 0 stars

– No One is Too Small to make a Difference by Greta Thunberg / 3 stars

– A Storm of Swords: Part One by George R.R Martin / 4 stars

– The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker / 2 stars

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February Reading Wrap-Up:


February, ah, what a crap month. Feelings are all over the place. But I managed to get Some Stuff Read and that’s what I’m here to talk about today.

I finished my Masters reading list, which also means I’ve finished with reading lists for good. I never have to read something for a seminar or lecture again. I would say I’m sad about that but I’m not. I hate my Masters. I’m fed up of uni. It’s quite the relief. Anyway, as always, I will have a review for most of the following – if it’s up already it’ll be linked.


Arthur Wing Pinero’s The Second Mrs Tanqueray | 1 star:

A controversial but successful play that reveals the fate of a “notorious woman”, the second Mrs Tanqueray, in Victorian England. That’s all there is too it, I’m afraid.

It was really quite boring, to be honest. Yes, it was an interesting look at how fallen women were treated in late Victorian society, but there isn’t much more that I can say about this play. It was quite dull and boring. No liveliness to it at all. Maybe a live production of it would be more compelling.

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