Bookish recommendations are marvellous. There’s even a thing on Goodreads for them. I love getting a recommendation, and then reading and loving the book. It’s also great when you get a recommendation of a person’s favourite/in their top favourite book/s, because when you read it it feels like you’re reading a part of them, like you’re learning about them. Continue reading
In 1865, the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln shocked America. It was an act committed by John Wilkes Booth, the son of an actor and a Covent Garden flower girl. In FATES AND TRAITORS Jennifer Chiaverini looks into the life of Booth through four woman: his mother, Mary Ann, his sister Asia, his lover Lucy and a co-conspirator, Mary Surratt.
Let me say that I gave this book 4/5 overall. I actually really liked reading it. I didn’t know much about Booth before (actually, I didn’t even know his name. Sorry, American people, American history isn’t really taught over here. I obviously knew who Abraham Lincoln was, and about the Civil War, and the assassination, but not much else. It’s just not something we learn. Anyway), so this was a really interesting read. Continue reading
This week I review The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley, a novel about a young boy who acts as a messenger between two lovers set in 1900, and Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, a play I’m not sure anyone really knows what to make of. Continue reading
Hey. I’m not crazy. People watching is a genuine thing writers (and other creative people I guess) do. It’s fun. Try it.
What is people watching? People watching can be as simple as sitting in a cafe with your notebook and a pen and recording interesting things about the people around you. Something like, “elderly lady in a pink jacket with blue jeans and trainers drinks a coffee whilst reading on her smartphone” can be enough to spark off a story. Continue reading
Saga vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Saga is a beautiful comic/graphic novel. Oh my gosh. I loved this. It’s about two lovers who are fighting on opposite sides of an intergalactic war. In the first few pages, their child is born and they are trying to travel across the galaxy to protect her (she is also the narrator, and a good one at that). Continue reading
Free-writing (or automatic writing) is something that you may have done before without really realising what it is, or is something that you might read about in this here article and think, “Huh, that’s pretty cool, I’m going to try it!” Continue reading
About a month ago, I made a postI made a post about audiobooks and said why I didn’t like them. I gave myself the challenge of listening to an audiobook borrowed from the online library (The Immortal Secrets of Nicolas Flamel: The Alchemyst) to see if this could change my mind about audiobooks.
Weeeeeeell… here’s the verdict. Continue reading
The Assassin’s Blade is actually comprised of 5 prequel novellas to the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas. I’ve already read up to Queen of Shadows, but someone told me to read this one before Empire of Storms as apparently stuff in these novellas comes up in the book! I’ll try and review each one separately. Continue reading
You may (or may not) have noticed that I have been terrible at posting on this blog. The reason? I am off to university! …and forgot to schedule posts. (Sorry.)
I will be moving in on Sunday, but I will try to post as much as I can! They might be a bit sporadic for a couple of weeks!😄
If you’re curious, I’m going to the University of East Anglia and studying English Literature with Creative Writing!😀
Anyway, I just thought I’d let y’all know. Good luck to all going off to university as well!
PS I would like to shout out Natalie @ Bookographic – it turns out that we’ve been following each other on Twitter etc (she actually recognised me by Sprinkled With Words!) and it turns out we’re staying in the same accommodation (sadly not the same flat, but one above/below) AND on the same course! Can’t wait to see you there!
PPS If you want to keep up, I’ll be posting lots (hopefully) on hannahbanana.
Stay cool, folks.🙂