Why I’m going back to University…

"Why are you going back to university? What does that get you?" I'll be honest when people ask me this question, I do draw a bit of a blank. After three years out of the bubble that university creates, why would I go back? Instead of being concerned with getting certain grades and impressing people… Continue reading Why I’m going back to University…

Rachel Reads: Summer, Fireworks and My Corpse by Otsuichi

Back again to Horror but it's certainly in a different vein from my usual choices. I say that because it's Japanese horror and its subject matter is not something I would usually enjoy. As always, basic blurb: Two short novels, including the title story and Black Fairy Tale, plus a bonus short story. Summer is… Continue reading Rachel Reads: Summer, Fireworks and My Corpse by Otsuichi

World Book Day – Rachel Reads: Killing the Dead by Marcus Sedgwick

 If I'm brutally honest - I'm nearly broke. Yet I couldn't help myself when I was in Waterstones today to purchase the £1 book by Marcus Sedgwick called Killing the Dead. C'mon it was a £1! How could I resist? While I did spend another £4 on 2 other books in the Waterstones sale section,… Continue reading World Book Day – Rachel Reads: Killing the Dead by Marcus Sedgwick

The problem with Writing

First I'm going to apologize for being away for nearly 2 months, but I did have a lot of assignments and exams for university thus my absence. Now, I thought I would get a few things off my chest on the subject of writing. Journalistic Writing: features and such... I enjoy writing for this blog.… Continue reading The problem with Writing

Don’t Look Now – Rachel Reads

It was only a few weeks ago when I posted about the marvels of Daphne Du Maurier and how I was surprised that I had never heard of her. So after my praise of her work, I purchased the next acclaimed 'chilling' short fiction compilation called Don't Look Now.  It arrived only last week but… Continue reading Don’t Look Now – Rachel Reads

The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Rachel Reads (plus Fragile Things)

 Okay as you can see from previous postings, I have not been that busy on here mainly due to my exciting trip to Croatia and Venice (which I will be posting about in a few days once I've scanned the instax shots from Venice). So I thought I would do a longer post today covering… Continue reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Rachel Reads (plus Fragile Things)

Why have I never heard of Daphne Du Maurier?

 It was but a mere few months ago, I eagerly awaited a copy of Du Maurier's The Birds which would arrive via the mail. I got it then left it in a pile of other discarded books before finally reading it last week during my holiday in Croatia.  I didn't expect much from the used… Continue reading Why have I never heard of Daphne Du Maurier?