Reading a book is more than seeing a collection of words on a page, and finishing a book is more than turning the final page and starting on the first of a new one. Good novels stay with us, and each book makes us see world in a slightly different way. And that’s why I started this blog: books make us tick, they make us think, and they make us, well, us. And I want to tell you all about them.
The Open Book is here for those who have never truly finished reading. This is a blog for the curious ones, who always want to find out all the details and the subtleties of their favourite novels. This blog is for those who cannot help but wonder at the inventiveness of literature.
Browse, read, and be inspired too… Also, make sure to follow me if you want to receive a notification when I’ve written a new post!
Here are some posts which I think you might like:
One of my students kindly allowed me to borrow Bethan Roberts’ My Policeman. Here’s what I thought of it.
Can you imagine what it would be like to find out you’re gay when you’ve grown up in a strict Christian community? Jeanette Winterson writes about it in her part true/part fictional memoir.
I knew I was going to love Erin Morgenstern’s The Starless Sea – until I started reading it… Want to know why? Read on!
What if we could get rid of painful memories? Bridget Collins explored this notion in her novel The Binding. Want to know what it’s about? Read on!
Are witches evil old women, or can they actually change the world? Alix E. Harrow tries to answer this question in her novel The Once and Future Witches.
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera is a not-so-good-book which makes you think about Big Things. And it doesn’t even mean to.
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