2018/01/16

BOOKSTAGRAM SPOTLIGHT:
@POETRISTOMA

It's time for the first bookstagram spotlight of 2018 and today I want to share with you the lovely and minimalistic feed of @poetristoma.

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2018/01/15

BOOK REVIEW:
SUGAR MONEY BY JANE HARRIS

Title: Sugar Money
Author: Jane Harris
Published: 2017
Language: English
Pages: 400
Rating: 5/5


Summary:
Set in the Caribbean in 1765, this is the story of two brothers who are charged by their French master to travel back to the island they were born on to smuggle back a group of slaves currently claimed by the English.


Review:
What an excellent novel to start off the new year with! I thoroughly enjoyed immersing myself in this world and letting it carry me away.

I think one of the reasons I liked this book so much is that I already love reading books that include slave narratives (both real and fictional) and I love reading books set in this time period, especially when they're set somewhere else than England or the US. So, before I even started this, it had checked a lot of boxes and while I was reading it, it didn't disappoint. It was gripping, absorbing and heartbreaking.

I was fascinated by the main character and his relationship with his brother; both the tension and love was captured brilliantly. You also never forget that the main character is really young and you can't help but feel for him, and there's something quite emotional about watching the story unfold through his eyes. The book is also really engrossing and manages to keep the tension up; it's a very hard book to put down.

I think this is an incredibly well written historical fiction novel that deals wonderfully with family and humanity, but also a very important part of our history. I would highly, highly recommend it.
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2018/01/13

BOOK REVIEW:
PENGUIN MODERN POETS 4

Title: Penguin Modern Poets 4
Author: Kathleen Jamie, Nick Laird, Don Paterson
Published: 2017
Language: English
Pages: 125
Rating: 2/5


Summary:
This is a poetry collection that features the work of poets Kathleen Jamie, Nick Laird and Don Paterson.


Review:
This is the fourth book in this poetry series that I've read and what I like about them so much is that you get to try a little of three different poets and see what you think; this time though, I didn't really resonate with any of the poetry in here.

Because of that, I find I don't have much to say about it. There were a few poems from each poet that I enjoyed, but I don't think I'll be rushing anywhere to pick up a book by any of them.
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