MonthMarch 2016

My big book haul

This past weekend I was privileged to go to the Trafford Centre with three of my favourite people in the world. We all went down for Lisa’s birthday and let’s just say by the time we were done, bank balances were broken and our feet were aching. I thought it would be a cool blog post if I showed which books I bought and why. The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani This book series was a total […]

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The Iron Trial | Book Review

Who should read this: Fans of Cassandra Clare If you want a half-decent story with no obvious love interest Or a different take on Magic Who shouldn’t read this: If you don’t enjoy cliché endings If you like you characters to be three dimensional If you want a well-explained magic system. I went into The Iron Trial with low expectations, as the people who know me will tell you, I really dislike The Mortal Instruments purely because of Clary and […]

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The Martian by Andy Weir

Who should read this book: Anyone who loves reading about space and science Anyone who enjoys space travel and a suspenseful journey type story Anyone who likes a comedic narrator with a different way of talking to the reader. Who shouldn’t read this book: If you struggle with science chatter and dislike constant talk about that. Long rambling journey quests Unlikely scenarios. So I listened to this book on a spur of the moment buy on Audible and after hearing […]

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My novel writing (if you can call it that) | Writing

I’m back to writing. It’s not going to fast but it’s trundling along. I’m trying a new approach. I’ve done NaNoWriMo the past couple of years, won once and wrote a decent amount the other and then tried to write from that but it seems to be the way I write needs more planning than speed. I need to have the time to reread and plan as I go along, otherwise I end up missing out subplot and the whole […]

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My library | Book Talk

My local library was refurbished. I walk past it every day on the way to work. Every time I think I should go in there and have a look and each day I put it off but this afternoon. I had some spare time and we went in. I adore the atmosphere in our library, I love watching people choosing their next read and looking through the shelves and all the books that they could possibly want. I went in […]

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March TBR

I can’t believe that it’s March already! Where is this year going?? I blink and the month is gone, I had a super reading month last month, which I talk more about here. I’ve kept my tbr low again this month because of all the reasons mentioned here and because I can see this following month being a busy one with a trip away and whatnot. A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2) by George R.R. Martin […]

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