Category: Books

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Reading in Lockdown!

First of all, how is everyone doing in these uncertain times? I found a lot of comfort in books and films whilst in lock-down. I can happily say that I have read more books this year than I have done last year. I am very happy that I have taken part in the Goodreads challenge and targeted myself a goal of 20 books to … Read More Reading in Lockdown!

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Music I Listen To When Writing!

Most people can only read or write while it is deathly silent, in a library or at home. Not me, I like noise. Not deafening heavy metal blasting at top volume, but nice quiet, peaceful music or the TV on a low volume. The best place is to be in a coffee shop, that has the gentle hum of people who had the same … Read More Music I Listen To When Writing!

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Mini Book Haul!

Knowing that with the impending lockdown of the UK due to the Covid-19 pandemic that I would be very much inside for the foreseeable future, and having recently started a dream job at Waterstones (Gah! So happy.) I took advantage of being at work and acquired some reading material during my dinner break.   LETTERS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD – SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE So, … Read More Mini Book Haul!

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The Coffee Book Tag

I had a look on Pinterest to give me some ideas on what to write as a blog post, I found so many of these book tags so I thought I would give it a bash…  Black-  Name a series that’s tough to get into but has a hardcore following. For me I think it would be the Game of Thrones series. I still … Read More The Coffee Book Tag

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Book Club!

***** May be some spoilers ***** I have always thought it would be nice for me to join a book club. I don’t have many people I speak frequently too, to be able to talk about books with. I usually just bore people as I go on and on and on. My partner is a good egg and he tries to listen and fair … Read More Book Club!

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Sapphire and Steel – Review!

As a reader, I love many genres one in particular is historical fantasy. I love the stories where good triumphs over evil, especially ones with a little twist to add suspense. Sapphire and Steel written by Violet Froste was not a disappointment. Following the young Aster, Captain of the Princess-guard, as she does all that she can to protect her best friend, the Princess … Read More Sapphire and Steel – Review!

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Childhood Libraries

The summers of my childhood were usually spent in wild abandonment, spending every other night at a friends, or roaming the town looking for an adventure. I never found a more adventurous place than the local library. The best part of my day, would be the long winded pleading with my mum to take me, just to get a new book so that I … Read More Childhood Libraries

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Top Five Heroines

I love reading all different types of books, with all different types of characters, but most of all, I love to read books with a strong female heroine. One, that I can mould in my minds eye to see as myself. Here are just a few that really stand out to me and have become some of the most inspirational women in my life… … Read More Top Five Heroines

Books I would like to see as Feature Films!

Books are usually the foundation for any screenplay that will cross the desk of a producer. There are some books that I read which I know should be and would be amazing on the big screen. But unfortunately, they may never be known to most of the population who may not read many books. Which is sad, there are many books out there which … Read More Books I would like to see as Feature Films!

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Review – Whale Rider

Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera is a novel about a Maori tribe who used to hunt whales until an ancestor of the tribe experienced something that made him change the tribes ways to protect the giants of the sea instead. The story is told by the son of the current leader following his niece Kahu from birth and through her childhood, being rejected by … Read More Review – Whale Rider

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Books VS Kindle

Like a lot of other readers i’m sure, I love a good book. I like to hold something physical in my hands and to watch the bookmark make its way further and further until it reaches the satisfying end. It is one of the best feelings to see it, the feeling of accomplishment. Kindle’s, however, are admittedly much better for the environment as we … Read More Books VS Kindle

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Books I would like to read – JUNE!

Unread books are an epidemic in my house. I would like to maybe get my teeth into them and then I can feels a sense of accomplishment when they are finally finished. Here are some of them: HEIR OF FIRE – This is the book that is currently on my bedside table and the book I take everywhere. I am loving the story of … Read More Books I would like to read – JUNE!