Mia Black (@mia_keren_black) — Mia. English and history teacher. Fic writer, actress, bookstagrammer and fangirl. Always ready to gush over books, period drama and musical theatre.
I haven't actually read The Iliad...But The Song Of Achilles, by Madeline Miller, is an accessible, beautifully written and powerful way to discover the legendary love story of Achilles and Patroclus. Spoiler alert: you won't find a happy ending here. But the rarity of reading such a gorgeous same-sex love story makes it worth the tears. #thesongofachilles#madelinemiller#theiliad#achillesandpatroclus#samesexlove#lgbtbooks#bookstagram
So I was already feeling immensely lucky to be able to see the incredible @jordan_waller__ perform his one-man show, Son of Dyke, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (which is absolutely phenomenal and everyone should go and see it if get a chance). I would never have imagined, though, that I would be lucky enough to ALSO catch the gorgeous, also-incredibly-talented @leo.suter at the show. Both of you have inspired me so much over the past months, and I honestly can't explain how grateful I am to have spent time with BOTH of you on the SAME EVENING. I just want to say a HUGE thank you for being SO sweet and lovely and making this evening one of the best ones I can remember 😍😍😍😍 (And an extra thank you to @leo.suter for basically crouching to reach my height 😆😆) SO MUCH LOVE and wishing you both the absolute best ♥️♥️♥️ xxxx
I'm a bit embarassed to admit that it took me so long to get around to reading an original Sherlock story - but I absolutely LOVED The Hound of the Baskervilles! Classic gothic horror tropes meet Sherlock (and Watson) and their rational deductions! Genuinely as suspenseful, intriguing and beautifully atmospheric today as it ever was - and now I'm thinking I may have been converted into a Sherlock fangirl. What do they call that? A Holmes-head? 🤔🕵️🏻♀️ #sherlockholmes#arthurconandoyle#thehoundofthebaskervilles#classicliterature#victorian#gothichorror#whodunnit#bookstagram
It's not a vampire cliche if it invented the cliches! A bit melodramatic, but then this is Victorian gothic! I was honestly surprised by how engaging and easy to read this is - the atmosphere draws you in, even if you already know what's gonna happen. The plot does slow down a little after the midway point - but still a great read! #dracula#bramstoker#vampires#victorians#gothicliterature#classicliterature#bookstagram
Finally trying to catch up with my book posts! 'The Way of All Flesh' by Ambrose Parry, a good old-fashioned murder mystery set in Edinburgh in 1847. The writing style is beautiful, and the world is fabulously crafted, making you feel as though you're really there. Ending was a little predictable, but overall a wonderful read! #ambroseparry#thewayofallflesh#edinburgh#historynerd#bookstagram
The latest Cormoran Strike novel by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling)...a little bit of a slow start, but in the end it was a fantastically crafted, good old-fashioned murder mystery that kept me guessing until the last few pages! I may have been neglecting my work a bit because I couldn't put it down.... #lethalwhite#cormoranstrike#robertgalbraith#jkrowling#murdermystery#whodunnit#robinellacott#numberfour#bookstagram
Inspired by the wonderful @tinkerbook I have decided to start my own bookstagram! First up, 'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak. No exaggeration, this is one of the most powerful and haunting books I've ever read, and it made me feel incredibly connected to my heritage (hence the Chanukiah). Markus Zusak's writing style is incredibly poetic. Do yourselves a favour and READ IT... But keep a box of tissues with you! #bookstagram#thebookthief#markuszusak#stories#judaism#wwii#nazigermany#incrediblebooks