My Kyrosmagica Review of PorterGirl: First Lady of The Keys by Lucy Brazier

Goodreads Synopsis:  ‘Porters are not the carriers of bags, they are the keepers of keys!’ As one of the most ancient and esteemed establishments of the academic elite, Old College is in for something of a shock when it appoints its very first female Deputy Head Porter. She struggles to get to grips with this eccentric world, far removed from everyday life. PorterGirl, the proverbial square peg in the round hole, begins to wonder quite what she is doing here. PorterGirl – First Lady Of The Keys is a touching, and at times laugh-out-loud funny, glimpse into a world that is usually reserved for the upper echelons of society. Whether she is chasing after naked students, drinking copious amounts of tea or getting embroiled in quaint, polite murders, Deputy Head Porter is never far from adventure.   My review I’ve had PorterGirl on my must read radar for some time. For three reasons, one it’s set in Cambridge, (and I live in Cambridge too,) and two I have enjoyed reading Lucy’s blog Porter Girl and following her. Also, my youngest daughter works part-time as a waitress in one of the colleges in Cambridge so I hear all about college life from her, and all about the sumptuous food…. So my impressions of PorterGirl… I really enjoyed PG. It’s one of those books that lifts your spirits up and puts you in a fantastic mood. It prompts you to put the kettle on and […]

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Mini Reviews, Bookish Photos and my TBR pile.

Instagram I’ve been so busy recently with editing my manuscript, gathering promotional ideas, etc, that I have neglected my much-loved book reviewing. So, to remedy this a little I’m doing a few mini reviews: Starting off with….   More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera Goodreads Synopsis:  In his twisty, gritty, profoundly moving debut—called “mandatory reading” by the New York Times—Adam […]

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YA Books I’ve read the past 2 weeks

Originally posted on Amor Vitam:
Hi there! Thanks to the YouTube account of an awesome girl named Sanne (booksandquills), I’ve been reading quite a lot lately and have totally gotten into reading YA (= Young Adult) books. I’ve kind of got the book virus I suppose, since I have the constant urge to order a bunch of books online all of the time. In this post I will discuss three books which have made an impression on me and which I would love to talk about. Don’t worry by the way, this blog post will be spoiler free! I am quite critical when it comes to stories, books, films, etc, but coincidentally these books were all to my liking. Let’s start (in no specific order).. The Fault in Our Stars John Green I had already read this book but since I went to see the movie last week, I couldn’t resist the urge to read the book again a few days in advance. The fault in our stars is a story about two teenagers that fall in love. Hazel, the main character, is a very average teenage girl except for the fact she has some form of cancer in her lungs. One day she meets a boy, named Augustus, and together they become friends, albeit quite flirtatious friends. Deep in their hearts they know that this will probably be their first and last love, nonetheless the story unfolds in not being a soppy emotional (okay well it…

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