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Third year is kicking my butt

Really and truly. There’s my reading for university which involves 3-4 books a week (I don’t usually manage to get it done in time though sigh), there’s essay deadlines, there’s my dissertation, there’s all the books I need to read for my dissertation, there’s the

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The Luthier’s Apprentice by Mayra Calvani #BookReview & Excerpt

The Luthier’s Apprentice is short and sweet. The writing is snappy and the plot is action packed. But despite all of this, The Luthier’s Apprentice isn’t very memorable. The plot is predictable so there isn’t much suspense or thrill whilst reading. Fortunately since it’s well written and a fairly quick read, it’s easy to set these issues aside and get absorbed in the moment.

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The Vagrants by Yiyun Li #BookReview

I expected some of the heartbreak that came whilst reading The Vagrants. But I honestly didn’t expect to feel so much empathy for the characters. Their stories are tremendously moving. The Vagrants is one of those books that never really leaves you. I definitely recommend it if you’re looking for something with depth to read.