Different But Ultimately The Same: The ‘Autumn’ Review

Mar 19th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 2 min read

I won’t lie, before I won a copy of Autumn by Ali Smith from my local bookstore, I’d never heard of her. At first, I was simply intrigued by the linen hardback and beautiful fall scenery on its outer slip. When I read the synopsis on Goodreads, I was sold by the assurance of an intricate story spanning generations, interwoven with an unconventional love story,...

Choose Kind: The ‘Wonder’ Review

Mar 5th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 6 min read

I really struggled to write this review. Normally I know exactly what I want to say and from what angle I want to take it, but with Wonder… No, see, even now, as I sit here for the third day in a row trying to catch the words, I find I’m at a loss instead. One draft of this review started with how I saw...

Boxset Indulgence, Bloodsuckers and Book Reviews

Feb 19th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

It’s easy to indulge in a television boxset. You have the option to multitask when and if you want to. With books however, multitasking is a luxury you can’t have. You have to fully invest and do nothing else when you’re reading. It’s no wonder, then, that I struggle to get into series. I usually read the first book and then put the rest of...

Love at First Sight and ‘Our Chemical Hearts’

Jan 8th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

I’ve never been a fan of Romeo and Juliet. I agree, wholeheartedly, that Shakespeare was a genius. His works have moved me to tears, given me butterflies and even sent shivers down my spine. But Romeo and Juliet?! A teenage boy pining over a girl we never actually see, getting forced into going to a party where he forgets the agony he’s just told us...