Book Review – Twilight and Midnight Sun

It’s been a long time coming but Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer has finally arrived in the world of literacy. It’s been 12 years in the making but the Twilight author has finally given us a story from the point of view of Edward Cullen, the 109-year-old vampire in the body of a 17-year-old boy. When Twilight first came out in the …

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To Die a Queen: The Downfall of Katherine Howard

She's probably one of the least-known of Henry VIII's six wives - but the downfall and death of young Katherine Howard leaves many people asking questions on who she was. A naive child? A common harlot? Or a young woman in love? Katherine Howard as depicted by Hans the Younger (Credit: Wikipedia) The day after …

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A Comparison of the Media Systems of Ireland and Germany

There is no doubt that media systems differ in nearly every single country around the world. It is important to understand how these systems differ and how they construct media research. In this essay, I will be comparing the media systems of Germany and Ireland (my homeland). I will be looking at the media systems …

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Book Review – The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

Here’s a question for you: what is your idea of the ‘perfect woman’? Does she have soft hair, smooth skin, a beautiful smile? Is she devoted, caring, obedient? Does she cater to your every whim? Well, in this book that I’m reviewing, I discovered a community that literally creates their idea of the perfect woman from …

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Book Review – Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Sometimes, when I like to write things, I like to start by asking a question: what if? But this time, I’m not going to, because in a way, we already know. In the time that we all have spent in isolation, trying to cope through this god-forsaken pandemic, we have all had to change. We …

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Book Review – I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

When I was eight years old, my aunt who lives in England would send me books that she thought I would like to read. These books were all children’s classics, books by Hans Christian Anderson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that kind of thing. One of those books is the one I’m reviewing now: I Capture the …

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