Do I really write reviews?

It seems an odd question to ponder, especially as I write reviews on this blog and have a whole page dedicated to my book reviews...yet it has been on my mind. Why? I guess because what I write doesn't necessarily constitute a review. Do I do a critical breakdown of a novel? Or do I … Continue reading Do I really write reviews?

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Book Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

I picked this novel up countless times in the past year, but finally I decided to read it recently. The idea of the novel is, 'what would you do if you could relive your last day?' The concept is intriguing, if a little too Groundhog Day without the brilliance of Bill Murray. Man, it could … Continue reading Book Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

I bought this book without knowing a thing about it. I saw it on Instagram and was so intrigued by its title that I bought it without even reading the blurb. So, when I found myself in the closing years of WW2, I was more than a little surprised. The story revolves around a young … Continue reading Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Book Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

This book had my attention right from the start because it was set up so well at the end of its predecessor A Court of Mist and Fury, I devoured it quickly. I wasn't going to originally write this review because I try to avoid spoilers and so it was likely that this would be a … Continue reading Book Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Hmm...where to start? After readingĀ A Court of Thorns and Roses I was looking forward to reading its sequel, however in the intervening time I had pondered all the faults with the first book which changed my initial reaction to it. So, ten months ago (Yes, ten months!) I finally picked up A Court of Mist … Continue reading Book Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

I finally did it! After spending the past two weeks shutting my eyes and jamming my fingers in my ears every time the Strike advert came on, I thought it was about time I just read the novel. I haven't been reading a great deal in the past couple of months, little has captured my … Continue reading Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

My favourite posts!

I realised the other day that I've been writing this blog for over two years now. Not always consistently, and not always well! But I've enjoyed having somewhere to write down my thoughts, my ideas, my grievances!  When I began I was unsure whether I would continue with it, I wondered how long I would … Continue reading My favourite posts!

Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I read this novel earlier in the year (as I think many people did!) but as I've been ill, I'm only now taking the time to put down my thoughts on it. Firstly, it was nice to read something that was dystopian before the YA dystopian formula dominated the genre! I started reading the novel … Continue reading Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Book Review: The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

Confession - It has taken me over a decade to start reading the Discworld novels! I wrote a blog post, oh, about two years ago now about starting the Discworld novels (you can read it here!) but I'm only just getting around to it. If you've read the post then you'll know that this isn't … Continue reading Book Review: The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett