The Late Night Books

Favorite Character Tropes from Books I’ve Read

Found Family – Brotherhood/Sisterhood – Bildungsroman – Team of Misfits – Dragons – Thieves and so on… These are all some of my favorite tropes out there, among many, many more, but listing them all is probably an undertaking I’ll leave for another less busy time. For this fun post I decided to list some … More

Music and Song in Books !

Ever sit and think how musical most of us are ? I don’t necessarily mean that we know how to play an instrument – which is also awesome – but if we’re not listening to music, we might be absentmindedly humming or whistling, if we’re bored, we might start tapping a little tempo on whichever … More

Mythology, where to start? (Part 2)

Good morning everyone! This is a second part, an add on if I may, to the first post I did some time ago on how to introduce yourself (and others) to specific types of mythology (aka. Greek, Norse and Egyptian). If you have not read it, feel free to read it here. Or conversely, click … More

The Greatcoats Tetralogy by Sebastien De Castell: A Review

5/5 for the series as a whole From the Goodreads plot summary of book I: Falcio is the first Cantor of the Greatcoats. Trained in the fighting arts and the laws of Tristia, the Greatcoats are travelling Magisters upholding King’s Law. They are heroes. Or at least they were, until they stood aside while the … More

Raven’s Shadow Trilogy by Anthony Ryan: A Review

4.5/5 for this series as a whole I’m using the US edition covers for my review since these are the ones I own, but know that there are a few different versions out there – they all have one thing in common though: they are all *Bad Ass*. A friend of mine sent me this … More

Buddy-reading, where to start?

Reading, although it can be perceived as quite the solitary vice, works phenomenally when shared. Now, where does this come from? Given the complicated times we are living in, lockdown has changed, in some form, the way I read. In my case, this has benefitted from being in lockdown with my partner and spending together such long periods of … More

The Guns of Ivrea by Clifford Beal : A Review

2/5 stars In my last review I promised something in the lower ratings tier, if only to give a reasonable benchmark to what works and what doesn’t for me when reading. I am not here to take pleasure in bashing anyone’s hard work though, it is neither my place nor intent, in fact I doubt … More

Spanish theatre, where to start?

As a passionate reader of theatre I can wholeheartedly recommend the following plays, not only because of their historical and cultural relevance in Spanish tradition but also because of how genuinely entretaining they are. I personally read plenty of theatre in my free time and although many people wouldn’t think about the experience of reading … More

The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale : A Review

5/5 Stars, earned  by every single chapter of this book (No, really). It seems like all my reviews are in the higher ratings, and it has occured to me how that would perhaps make it seem that I have no strict criticism, or a discerning spirit, in me. That is not *entirely* untrue. I do … More

Mary Beard, a love letter

This summer, as every summer, I’ve retaken my personal readings, as university has monopolized every second of my existence reading academia (but I’m not complaining). One of the books I’ve come across has been ‘Confronting the Classics’ by Mary Beard, and oh boy was I in for a ride. Dame Winifred Mary Beard is a … More

Asunder by L. Steinworth : A Review, and Interview with the Author

5/5 stars for the first book in The King’s Renegade As per the book’s back cover: Mayli’s world shattered when her mother, the queen of Ammos, was assassinated. The heir to the throne of Brimley—Mayli’s fiancé at the time—was accused of the crime. The resulting war between the two kingdoms destroyed Brimley and refugees fled … More

Mythology, where to start?

Mythology, our old friend. If you feel interested in learning about mythology, here I present you with some reading suggestions. Some are meant for younger audiences, some for older ones, some are more relaxed or more detailed. With this post I hope to bring to you a short guide on where to start or expand … More

The Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett A Review : Part 1

3/5 Stars for the first three books in the series. Let me start by saying that I would advise reader discretion for the following review, but mainly for the book series itself due to mature and sensitive content. ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ Unlike with my previous review, I decided to break this series in two parts, for a … More

An Essay on the Psychoanalysis of ”Death of a Salesman” and ”Mr. Bolfry”

Theatre is one of the most interesting fine arts when it comes to psychoanalysis.  Actors have to portray the character’s emotions. It allows the audience to engage with the characters from a more sensorial perspective, by involving more of the senses simultaneously; more so than the other arts,  with a complete control of the emotional … More

A God Writing About Gods (Neil Gaiman praise)

Neil Gaiman, does this man even need a presentation? He’s the author of best-sellers such as American Gods, Norse Mythology and Good Omens (although this last one is a wonderful collaboration with Terry Pratchett). My personal journey with Gaiman started with American Gods, an amazing Bible-sized fiction story that follows a war between gods the … More

The Faithful And The Fallen by John Gwynne : A Review

5/5 Stars for this series as a whole. A few months ago, a certain redhead and I, found ourselves in our favorite bookstore after one of our classes. I wasn’t there with a particular purpose in mind other than to enjoy the smell of freshly printed books, which works wonders for my inner peace. Misha … More

Applying Murphy’s Law in Fiction

Note: this post was originally written and published in 2018 so I’ll add an update at the very end of it to see how my thought has grown since then! ****************************************************************** You might have heard of what is colloquially known as Murphy’s Law before. To those of you who’ve seen Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, and are … More

Sonnets and Shakespeare, a rant

Let’s make it clear from the start, shall we? This is my biased opinion. I don’t like Shakespeare much, I might find some of his plays entertaining, however, his poetry has never resonated with me.   Now, that aside, I’m personally, passionately, driven by sonnets. Ah, sonnets, what a wonderful composition… For those not familiar with them, … More

Time to start this bad boy off!

Welcome readers to our (not always humble) blog! First things first, introductions are due: Misha and Eleni are two literature students currently enjoying university and, most of the time, life. As our blog name suggests we love to read, often until the very late hours of the night; or early in the morning if you … More