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Series Review – Percy Jackson
October 14, 2015
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To my great shame, I only started reading the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan recently. Given that I’m currently doing an MA in Classics in UCD, that’s pretty bad. But better late than never I guess. I have a lot of praise for these books too, which makes it even worse that I didn’t […]
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Series Review – The Chaos Walking Trilogy
October 3, 2015
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The Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness is a very unique creation and deserves all the sales, publicity, awards and praise it has gotten over the years. I only finished the third book recently despite the fact it came out in 2010. In truth, I read the first book years ago, back in 2008. The […]
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Book Review – The Ring of Solomon
September 27, 2015
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Recently I read The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud. The book is part of the Bartimaeus Sequence (formerly the Bartimaeus Trilogy) and was published in 2010. Despite being published after the first three books, the events take place long before them. In my “Must Read Books for Children and Young Adults” post (which you […]
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Darkmouth – Book Review
September 18, 2015
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Darkmouth by Shane Hegarty is a book that I read back in February. I’m trying to avoid putting review of books I haven’t read for a while in here because I know I’ll forget a lot of the story but I think I’m ok with this one. Hegarty was a journalist with the Irish Times […]
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Stardust – 6 Reasons the Movie is Better Than the Book
September 14, 2015
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Now, I know what you might be thinking…don’t tell me he’s one of those people who actually prefers the movies to the books? Well, usually I’m not because I feel that movie adaptations more often than not fail to live up to their literary brethren as they lost much of the original tone and voice. […]
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Must Read Books for Children and Young Adults
September 10, 2015
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  When I was younger I read a lot. And by a lot, I mean night and day. My parents got a light fitted just above my bed just to facilitate my hunger for the written word. This was a really cool thing for them to do and they were delighted that I was reading […]