I recently had a revelation: I CAN listen to audiobooks without nodding off (or getting incredibly frustrated). Sophie (from the wonderful ‘So Many Books, So Little Time’) gave me a push in the right direction.
By listening to an audiobook whilst doing work, I can hit two birds with one stone! But let’s not forget one simple fact: I’m broke. So how do I listen to pricey audiobooks? Continue reading “Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen: Was Marianne always so mean?”
It’s not often that a book completely grips me. I think it’s more to do with right place and right time, you know? Like, all the planets must be aligned or some crap. It’s a bit of careful choosing and a lot of luck. But I was kinda digging Peadar O’Guilin’s ‘The Call’ from the moment I heard about it.
In fact, I think I almost begged my friend Sophie for her proof copy. HA! I’m not beneath begging when I get a feeling about a book. Continue reading “‘The Call’ is hands down one of the best books of the year”
What am I?
A small fissure? A crack
in the floorboards, a knot-hole
expanding into a yawning gap.
This is my life in dirt.
agitated ash. And I dig deep
to find nothing but desperate sighs.
I see it in him too. Blurring the edges;
the boy with fruit in his pockets
and apples in his eyes.
He wants me to stay visible.
Is this the last time I shall write this?
He is coming, not the boy, the man,
even though he’s got his pound of flesh
(rolls it with a sickening stickiness
along the grooves in my fractured forehead)
he wants more. Creeper.
His fingers in my throat and I can’t eat.
I gag. And wait for remembrance.
I’m so BEYOND excited to have the wonderful Jen Williams here on my blog this week. And it’s even better that she’s talking about that writing thing. About the creative writing thing and what exactly goes into making that kick-ass leading lady.
Continue reading “Writing kick-ass women – Guest Post by kick-ass author Jen Williams”
If you’re a fan of shows like ‘Good Morning Call’, or manga like ‘Nana’, then this might just be the perfect match for you. Think ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, but set in Japan.
Are you picturing it? Good. Continue reading “Atelier might be the best thing I’ve found on Netflix since forever.”
I wasn’t even in a reading slump though, was I?
Was I in a slump without even realising it? Is that possible? Continue reading “So, apparently I only finished one book in July. WTF?”
It seemed almost a crime that I was heading towards YALC and I still hadn’t read a Maggie Stiefvater book. I know. It’s disgusting, isn’t it?
But it’s ok! I sorted my life out and made a start on The Raven Cycle to see what all the fuss was about. Continue reading “In which I FINALLY started reading ‘The Raven Cycle’ by Maggie Stiefvater”
Well hot damn, I got myself tagged (“nominated” always feels too weird for me to say… look, I have my ticks, so do you. Let’s just leave it at that) by Grace @ quirkyandperculiar and I am SO BEHIND on these things that I thought I’d better start doing them.
Also, because I don’t want people to think I don’t give a crumb for being
nominated tagged. ‘Cause I do. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. *hugs* Continue reading “the “Blogger Recognition Award” plus the usual chitter chatter”
This one is almost too easy for me being UK based. I read a lot of UKYA, so whereas I will be including some of my UKYA faves on this list, I’ll try and feature some quirkier settings too. Let’s go travelling!
Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books set outside of the US”
Welp, the shizz soon hits the fan with this one, doesn’t it? It goes from ‘oh, ok’, to ‘holy snackajacks!’ in a matter of moments.
I really wasn’t convinced at first, but boy oh boy… Continue reading “‘The Outliers’ by Kimberly McCreight; things get real shifty, real fast!”