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Book Review: ‘The Underground Railroad’ by Colson Whitehead

  My rating: 4.5 / 5 (Minus half a star because it did take me two attempts to get into. The beginning isn’t particularly riveting in my opinion, but perhaps that was just me). Note: All opinions stated are my own. It took me two attempts to get into this book. The first time I… Continue reading Book Review: ‘The Underground Railroad’ by Colson Whitehead

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Book Review: ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers’ by Katherine Boo

My rating: 5 / 5 Where to even begin with this book! It’s difficult to know exactly how to express my views on it because I can’t yet separate the writing itself from my feelings whilst reading it. This non-fiction narrative about life in Annawadi, a Mumbai slum next to an airport, is… unbelievable. Unbelievable… Continue reading Book Review: ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers’ by Katherine Boo

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Travel Book Reviews: Girly Travel Fiction

After finishing my Big Read –  'Walking the Himalayas' by Levison Wood, I decided I needed something lighter to devour during my spare time while working a busy week. I thought I’d find a book to leisurely read over the course of the week, but what actually happened is that I finished two books in two… Continue reading Travel Book Reviews: Girly Travel Fiction

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Travel Book Review: Walking the Himalayas by Levison Wood

My rating: 5/5 😍🌟 Living in China means being mostly out of touch with the goings on of the Western world. Bar big events, I don’t hear very much that goes on at home these days. I’ve no clue which artist or band is at the top of the music charts; I have no idea… Continue reading Travel Book Review: Walking the Himalayas by Levison Wood

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Travel Book Review: Holy Cow! by Sarah Macdonald

  Please note: All opinions stated in this post are my own. My rating: 4.5 / 5 Since going to Nepal back in 2012 after graduating from university, I have fascinated by the sub-Indian continent. I read a lot of travel books based in India and one day I would absolutely love to get myself… Continue reading Travel Book Review: Holy Cow! by Sarah Macdonald

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Book Review: ‘Tales of Buddhas and Bandits’ by Billy Kerr

  Please note: All opinions stated here are my own. My rating: 4 / 5 I love travel books. I love all books, but travel books are my favourite to devour, especially when I’m getting a little bored of daily routine. I love to sink comfortably into other people’s travel experiences and daydream about myself… Continue reading Book Review: ‘Tales of Buddhas and Bandits’ by Billy Kerr

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Book Review: ‘The Alchemist’ by Paul Coelho

Please note that the opinions stated here are all my own.  My rating: 3.5 / 5 This is another book that began life on my to To Read shelf for a very long time, and I have read mixed reviews about it so left it on its designated shelf. However, a recent trip to Beijing… Continue reading Book Review: ‘The Alchemist’ by Paul Coelho