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Review: Seven Days of You by Cecelia Vinesse

I ❤ Japan.

Ok, so I’ve never been so I cannot know for sure. But I love what I’ve seen and heard about it, and one day (hopefully sooner rather than later) I will go there. So this ingrained adoration of Japan, and especially Tokyo, was what drew me to this book. Was it everything I hoped for? Continue reading “Review: Seven Days of You by Cecelia Vinesse”

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Villette deserves the DNF I gave it

What the hell,  ‘Villette’? I trusted you. You were written by the woman who penned my all-time fave Classic.

People said you were the best of the Brontes. Those people are liars. Continue reading “Villette deserves the DNF I gave it”

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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  probably 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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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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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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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen: Was Marianne always so mean?

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.

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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?”

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‘The Call’ is hands down one of the best books of the year

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.

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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”