Just recently I've been writing a new novel and it is a complete change to the way I usually write. I'm a character person, my characters have life before they reach the page, I need them to write my story. This time, things have changed. So, when I wrote All I Left Behind, I had … Continue reading A change to the plan…
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?
Whether or not you enjoy a book can depends on the protagonist, the character with whom you journey through the story, however sometimes they can be just plain annoying. In some cases I have loved a book but, in general, the main character drives me nuts. And sometimes they ruin the enjoyment of the book … Continue reading 5 Books with an annoying protagonist
Maybe it's because I'll soon be turning twenty eight (yes, twenty eight!) or because I read too much, but lately I've been having an issue with YA books. Looking back over the books I've read this year I realised how few of them are Young Adult, especially compared to previous years. So, is it age? … Continue reading Do I still like YA?
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
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
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
Hmm...where to start? After reading 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
I'd love to start a new feature on my blog, sort of a Q&A for writers, in the hope that it might be of interest or help to others. If you would like to get involved I would love to hear from you or if you know someone who might be interested then please pass … Continue reading Calling all writers!
I'm quite ashamed of this list, mostly because I'm a big advocate for seeing something through to the end, even if its quality declines. There has been many a TV series that I have stuck with, feeling some obligation to stay on the train once I have boarded. As you can imagine though, this can … Continue reading 5 Book series’ I still haven’t finished