I was fortunate enough to read The Hunger Games before I watched the films – I remember seeing the trailers and hearing people talk about it, but the chatter that surrounded the films coming out really did not do The Hunger Games justice for me. While I realise that ‘The movie wasn’t as good asContinue reading “The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins”
Personal Details Age: 25 Occupation/ hobbies: Cardiac nurse, hanging out with my dog, recently gardening Would you describe yourself as ‘a reader’?: Absolutely not Favourite Genre: If factual-morbid-career type books is a genre, then that one! The challenge is finding an author who knows a specialist topic and can write well too – harder toContinue reading “Ask The Reader: Laura”
The Queen’s Fool is one of my favourite Phillipa Gregory books (I have quite a few favourites of hers actually), set after the death of Henry VIII it follows the succession dramas that unfold when childless king Edward VI dies and his two sisters Mary and Elizabeth must fight to be recognised as his heirs.Continue reading “Book Review: The Queen’s Fool, by Phillipa Gregory”
This book has been sat on my bookshelf for so long that I am no longer entirely clear how it got there. All I know is that it has survived many purges of the bookshelves over the years with the premise that when I do read it, I’m sure it’s going to be good. ThisContinue reading “Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini”
Have I ever mentioned to you, my lovely readers, that I quite like Trisha Ashley books? I wasn’t entirely sure if I had, so I thought I had probably better write another review for you, just in case you were interested… (You can find the other two here Book Review: The Christmas Invitation by Trisha AshleyContinue reading “Book Review: The Little Tea Shop Of Lost And Found, by Trisha Ashley”
Handful of personal details Age: 29 Occupation/ hobbies: Work for a health app start-up, hiking, watching tv. Would you describe yourself as ‘a reader’?: Yes, very much so. I just really like books and it is rare that I have a day when I’m not reading something. Favourite Genre: All the books, I’m open toContinue reading “Ask The Reader: Lucy”
Personal Details Age: 44 Earth years. I prefer to use Martian years though, I’m then 23. Suits my maturity level better. Occupation/ hobbies: No occupation. Hobbies include gaming, archery, shooting nerf darts at children (usually my own children) and reading. Would you describe yourself as ‘a reader’?: Yes. Also “A watcher” Favourite Genre: Fantasy. ThrillersContinue reading “Ask The Reader: Matt”
When I started writing about my ‘Book a Week’ challenge on Facebook back in January, one of the reasons I wanted to do it publicly was so that I could find people to talk to about the books that I’m reading – and it worked! People who I wouldn’t even assume were paying any attentionContinue reading “Ask The Reader”
I had this recommended to me years ago by a friend when I was in the middle of a Pride and Prejudice fan girl moment, and I’ve re-read it multiple times over the years. It is one of my go-to bath books, as you might be able to tell by the slight battering this copyContinue reading “Book Review: Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James”
When I got my first proper job after I left school it was working in a nursery. The pre-school teacher there introduced me to her book club after she spotted me reading during the lunch break a few times and that was my first ever book club. I was only 19 at the time, soContinue reading “BBC Top 100 Reads, and the ‘obligated’ read.”
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