Portal to the Pages

A quick glimpse into my thoughts on various fiction

The Corpse-Rat King – Lee Battersby

Book cover of "The Corpse-Rat King"

The Corpse-Rat King

I was given this book as a present from my dad with the warning that he had never heard of the author, or The Corpse-Rat King itself, but thought it might be an interesting read. As such, I approached this book with an open mind and no preconceptions about the quality of its content. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guest Post: Heartbreak and Triumph – Shawn Michaels

This week, I have another guest post for you to enjoy. Today’s post is by my boyfriend, Gary Hernon, of The View From The Under Card. In contrast to my usual posts, Gary has chosen to write about an autobiography, a genre of book that I rarely read. The author of the book is also a wrestler, which would be an area that I would not exactly be highly involved in. However, I think that if you read the review below, you may find this an intriguing book, regardless of your interest in the subject area. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below though. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guest Post on The Mixing Bowl

I just wanted to highlight to you all that I currently have a guest post up on the baking blog, The Mixing Bowl. It’s a recipe for some absolutely delicious cookies.

Check it out if you bake!


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Guest Post: Poison Study – Maria V. Snyder

This week, I am pleased to being another guest post to you. Today’s post is by Megan Reilly, of The Mixing Bowl. Megan and I have been in college together for almost five years now but it is only since I started this blog that we have begun discussing books. Megan is currently studying for a Masters in Marketing in DCU and kindly offered to do a guest blog on the provision that I return the favour. As such, keep an eye on The Mixing Bowl for my upcoming post about gluten-free cookies! Read the rest of this entry »


Antony and Cleopatra – Colleen McCullough

Book cover of "Antony and Cleopatra" by Colleen McCullough

Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra is the 7th book in the Masters of Rome series, however I was unaware of this fact until after I finished reading it. Therefore, I will be reviewing Antony and Cleopatra as a standalone novel. Read the rest of this entry »

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