Rachel Reads: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

A review of Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons why which follows Clay, a high schooler, who loses his first love after she commits suicide. The book is an enlightening read about suicide and the perception of teenage mental health.

The dramatic effect of acceptance

I have just finished my undergraduate dissertation. By the time this has been posted, I've probably wasted a good two hours staring at my work and worrying needlessly over things which I logically have no time to change. It's something everyone can't help: worrying.

Rachel Reads: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

After re-reading To Kill a Mockingbird on my holiday in Kos, I was eagerly anticipating the release of Harper Lee's sequel. I loved To Kill a Mockingbird for Lee's original voice and Scout's rebellious nature as well as the interesting dialogue it created about race in America. It's a classic, truly. It is honest and… Continue reading Rachel Reads: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Rachel reads – Rat Queens volume 2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’rygoth

Much of my exam study time was spent pinning for the next volume of the Rat Queens. I love Wiebe's world and the Rat Queens are the ultimate female role models being as badass as possible. The art work is also stunning which is by Roc Upchurch and Stjepan Sejic. If you haven't read my… Continue reading Rachel reads – Rat Queens volume 2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’rygoth

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

Rachel Reads: The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto

Rarely do I come across a book which I know is a translation and, as a fan of Japanese fiction/films, I felt it would be an enlightening experience to read Banana Yoshimoto who is a Japanese author and is critically acclaimed. If you've read my blog before, you'll know I prefer reading fantasy, horror and… Continue reading Rachel Reads: The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto

Rachel Reads: The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

I thought I would try to review another novel I have been unsure about. I bought it on recommendation from Amazon UK's recommended reading page. From the blurb it sounded gritty and it appeared to be in a similar vein to other fantasy books I have read such as the Prince of Thorns. I also… Continue reading Rachel Reads: The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

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