No Posts This Week

Hi, guys.

So, this week’s been a bit weird, and a bit difficult. With what’s happened, there will be no Friday post and no posts on Sunday or Monday (although that’s for two other reasons –

A) I have been in a mini reading slump this week, so I have no reviews to post anyway…

B) I’m going on a mini break over the bank holiday so I’ll be reading a lot but probably not blogging! Sorry!).

I hope you guys have a good weekend and enjoy the Bank Holiday! I’ll be back posting on Wednesday (when I’m also getting my meningitis jab… ouch!).

PS – I’m still looking for guest posts!🙂

Book Talk | People Who Choose Not To Read

38c7235e741a8650e6756a7c5d2e219fSometimes, I see people in life who choose not to read. And I think, “WHY?!”

This quote from Mark Twain made me think:

The man who does not read [good books] has no advantage over the man who cannot read [them].

(The square brackets are if I’m not sure about the actual quote.)

Is it true?  Continue reading

Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

throne of glass.jpgThrone of Glass is the first in a series by Sarah J Maas following the assassin Celaena Sardothien (I think that’s a pretty great surname to be honest). Celaena has been doing her time in the salt mines after being caught doing her assassin thing (doing what precisely, we don’t know). It’s a horrendous place – basically a death camp – but she is “rescued” by Captain Westfall and Dorian Havillard, aka the Crown Prince. Dorian and Chaol Westfall take Celaena back to the city of Adarlan to perform in a series of tests in order to become the King’s Champion. If she wins, after four years of work for the king, she will be set free. Continue reading

Mini Reviews! | Ms Marvel and The Host

I did actually read three books this week (*gasp*) but a review from one of those will be up tomorrow! Anyway. Here we are.

Ms Marvel vol 1 by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

ms marvelIn the comic that introduces Marvel’s first Muslim superhero, Kamala is given the powers of Captain Marvel and has to learn to control them. But is she ready to be able to wield these powers? Is she going to go down before she stands up? Continue reading

It’s Okay to Say No-kay

thank-you-but-noSometimes, it’s okay to say no (kay. Geddit?). If you’ve had a long day, you’re not very well, something’s gone wrong and you just want to curl up under a blanket and watch a movie, you may not want to write. I don’t know about you, but when I’m tired I don’t want to write. And that’s okay!

Not wanting to write every day is normal. So what do you do?  Continue reading

Book Talk | Readathons!

bt ; readathons.jpgAt the moment, I’m four days into the ReadThemAllThon (which I talked about here on my other blog). Over the course of July and August, I’ve participated in two other readathons, reading, so far, around 12 – 13 books.

Readathons are events organised by book lovers (all around the globe too!) where you may have to pick books to fulfil certain challenges (eg, a book with yellow on the cover, a book by an author older than you, a book written in the year you were born) and you aim to read a set number of books in a week. Some readathons, like the booktubeathon, maybe be accompanied by other challenges (in this case, video challenges on YouTube/booktube), some are just reading. Most are great for social (media) interaction!  Continue reading

Book Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

y648From Goodreads: Destined to destroy empires, Mia Covere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death. Six years later, the child raised in shadows takes her first steps towards keeping the promise she made on the day that she lost everything. But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, so if she is to have her revenge, Mia must become a weapon without equal. She must prove herself against the deadliest of friends and enemies, and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and demons at the heart of a murder cult.  The Red Church is no Hogwarts, but Mia is no ordinary student.

The shadows love her. And they drink her fear. Continue reading

Mini Reviews! | Reasons to Stay Alive, Death Comes to Pemberley & The Teenage Guide to Stress

Today is my first day of mini book reviews! Please let me know if you guys like this feature, if there’s anything that you’d like me to improve on as well!🙂

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

reasons to stay aliveWhat is Reasons to Stay Alive? A “memoir or a self-help book or an overview”? Or, perhaps… all three. Reasons to Stay Alive is a little book about Matt Haig’s huge experience with depression and anxiety – from his lowest points, to how he is getting better. Continue reading

Just Write It!

uust do it .jpgYesterday, I started writing my second novel.

I’d been umming and ahhing over starting to write this novel for ages. I planned the entire thing on the plane on the way home from my holiday, but when I was sat in front of my computer I procrastinated – heading to Twitter or YouTube, even Instagram and other websites to distract myself from not starting to write this second novel which I have been looking forward to for ages. Continue reading

Book Talk | Writing Book Reviews!

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I’m still experimenting with these cover pictures so let me know if you like it or not!

When I took my blogging hiatus, book reviews were one of the main reasons why. I felt under an enormous pressure to get them written, and I also started falling into a repetitive structure of writing them, and this was getting me down because the reviews weren’t turning out how I wanted them to; I wanted them to be different and varied between the books, not monotonous so people were reading my reviews and they could be interchangeable with each book.  Continue reading