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Reviewing Ariadnis by Josh Martin

I wanted to get this review out sooner. But you know how life goes. It likes to wrap you in a web of crap and stamp on any plans you might have had.

That said, I’m here now. Look at me mum, I’m doing it! No hands!

Obviously lies because I’m not typing this with my face. Continue reading “Reviewing Ariadnis by Josh Martin”

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Review and stuff: Following Ophelia by Sophia Bennett

Soz about the slang. It’s getting worse. I just don’t fight it anymore. It’s just part of me. Enjoy.

ANYWAY! I requested ‘Following Ophelia’ after my friend Sophie spotted it on NetGalley (and I know at this point you’re ┬áprobably think can this girl do anything without her friend Sophie’s suggestion? Short answer.. No.) Continue reading “Review and stuff: Following Ophelia by Sophia Bennett”

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding made me fall asleep?

I listened to this book as audio because I’ve been really struggling to get enough reading in lately. And audio books have been keeping me going at work. Hitting two birds with one stone and all that jazz!

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Ahh, Lord of the Flies. I literally had no preconceptions about this book other than I knew it was often on the school curriculum and it had something to do with boys on a beach. Continue reading “Lord of the Flies by William Golding made me fall asleep?”

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The One Memory of Flora Banks will get truly stuck in your head!

This was both an easy and difficult review to write. You ever read a book that fills you with so many thoughts and feels that it would be impossible to get them all down? Yeah. It was one of those…

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Continue reading “The One Memory of Flora Banks will get truly stuck in your head!”

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New Year, New Me (barf) and the books that will get me there!

I literally hate the phrase “New Year, New Me”. I hate how it pops up on everyone’s timeline on every kind of social media account from mid-November through to February of the offending year. It makes me cringe. Especially when it’s coupled with the “this year is my year” status. DOUBLE VOM!

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But I do like the theory and the practice of it. Forget the phrase, I love that feeling that January brings of hitting a big reset button and starting fresh. An annual do-over. It’s comforting as much as it is liberating. So yeah, new year. Yay! New me? Maybe. Prolly not. But I do have goals and wishes and ambitions for this year. It’s only natural I have a TBR to go with that. Continue reading “New Year, New Me (barf) and the books that will get me there!”

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My top ten books of 2016

Ok then, let’s do this! It took me a little while to compile this list, as I’m sure it does for most of us, right? It’s HARD to say for certain which are the top of the top. Especially when I feel like 2016 has been on fleek when it comes to literature.

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I’ve only included 2016 releases in this list. I’m including “backlist honourable mentions” at the bottom for those books that were new-to-me this year. If you’ve made a similar list link it to me in the comments! Continue reading “My top ten books of 2016”

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Maresi will give you life.

I tried to think of something witty for the title of this review. But as I’m writing this I’m half way to a food coma on Christmas Day and I just… *sigh* I HAVE NO PUNS! So let’s just imagine I thought of a really witty, fierce and storm-related title. Just close your eyes and pretend.

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Cool, we there? Then I’ll begin. Maresi is life changing. Continue reading “Maresi will give you life.”

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On finally reading The Hunger Games – What took me so long?!

Yep, I’m one of THOSE people. The ones that are a little bit embarrassed and often resort to being very non committal in conversations about the big fandoms… because we haven’t read them.

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And not having read something as HUGE as The Hunger Games feels like it’s probably a crime in the world of YA. So first of I’m legitimately sorry it has taken me this long to read this book (oh yes, because I still have 2 books to go… I’m getting there, ok?) Secondly, I need to talk about Katniss, and Peeta, k? Continue reading “On finally reading The Hunger Games – What took me so long?!”

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How a couple of middle-of-the-road books can seriously break your stride

Reading slumps are real, yo. And sure, when you’re riding high after finishing with a five star read, it’s hard to imagine you’ll EVER have trouble picking up a book ever again.

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Well. You’re wrong. All it takes is for that whim of a book you’ve picked up (hey look, jaunty cover, cool concept, a little out of my normal comfort zone, what could go wrong?) to be an absolute fail and suddenly the mere thought of trying to dig through your TBR to find the right read fills you with a kind of sickness.

READING SLUMPS SUCK! Continue reading “How a couple of middle-of-the-road books can seriously break your stride”

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show Remake Makes Me Sad

Let me give you my stats: I’ve watched the original film more times than I can count. I have been to see the stage version 6 times. And the soundtrack is on ALL of my Spotify playlists. Basically, I’m a Rocky Horror nut.

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So hearing that there was going to be a remake… I was worried. Why fix something that isn’t broke? The fact that the original is a little dusty, it didn’t have the biggest budget, and it feels a bit cobbled is all part of its charm. The CAST however were perfection. How can anyone EVER fill Tim Curry’s shoes? Continue reading “The Rocky Horror Picture Show Remake Makes Me Sad”