Saturday, 31 March 2012

Book Review: 'Before I Go To Sleep' by S. J Watson


Before I Go To Sleep
by S.J Watson

Published: 28th April, 2011
Publisher: Doubleday
Genre: Thriller
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368



Friday, 30 March 2012

Follow Friday!



Description

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison at Alison Can Read. It's where mega-super cool people meet other megatrons of cool. JOINN USSS. 



Thursday, 29 March 2012

Book Review: 'When She Woke' by Hillary Jordan


When She Woke
By Hillary Jordan

Published: 30th August, 2012
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre: Dystopian, Re-Telling, Feminist
Format: Paperback
Pages: 344




Wednesday, 28 March 2012

'Waiting On' Wednesday #2!




Description

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My "Waiting On" Wednesday selection this week  is...

Monday, 26 March 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Playing Hooky With Books!


Description

Top Ten Tuesday is a weakly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week a different topic comes up and bloggers list their top ten books in that category. I love a good list...I've always said that. That's practically my catchphrase.


Top Ten Books You Would Play Hooky With


These are are books that I got addicted to and had to read in one sitting- ones I really did play hooky with!


Musing Monday



Description

'Musing Mondays' is a weekly event where MizB from Should Be Reading will ask a book/reading-related question, and you answer with your own thoughts on the topic. 


Today's Musing: 


Sunday, 25 March 2012

In My Mailbox!

Description

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme created by Kristi at The Story Siren. It is a great way to put a spotlight on books received during the past week. 

Friday, 23 March 2012

My Friday Find!

Description

'Friday Finds' is a weekly feature hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Here, you share the book titles you discovered or heard about during the past week. These can be books you were told about, books you discovered while browsing blogs/bookstores online, or books that you actually purchased. 

My Find!

Follow Friday!


Description

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison at Alison Can Read. If you want to participate, it's easy. To learn more and enter, check out: Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Join the fun and make some new friends! 

Q: What is the longest book you've read? What are your favorite 600+ page reads?


Thursday, 22 March 2012

Book Review: 'The Woman in Black' by Susan Hill



The Woman in Black

By Susan Hill

Published: October 10th, 1983
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Genre: Ghost Story/ Horror Novel 
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192




Wednesday, 21 March 2012

'Waiting On' Wednesday #1!




Description

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My "Waiting On" Wednesday selection this week  is...

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Want to Read this Spring!



Description

Top Ten Tuesday is a weakly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week a different topic comes up and bloggers list their top ten books in that category. I love a good list...I've always said that. That's practically my catchphrase.


Top Ten Books on Your 'To Be Read' List for Spring

A couple of mine have yet to be released but most are ones which have been out for AGGGGESSS and I just haven't got round to them! Sorry lonely neglected books.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Book Discussion: Buzz Words and Deal Breakers

Buzz Words and Deal Breakers

Description
This book discussion was started by Misty at The Book Rat on her Youtube channel. Buzz words are elements and words which really make you want to read a book, may they be in the title, plot summary, cover or blurb. Deal breakers are elements which really turn you off a book and make you not want to read it and go bleurgh and put down the book and step away...or maybe not even pick it up at all! Here are mine:


Buzz Words

There are a lot of themes/settings/plot elements which make me want to read a book. If any of the following are involved I'm almost guaranteed to pick it up...and probably enjoy it.


1. Collections and Collectors
For some reason I really love the idea of somebody who is obsessed with collecting something...particularly if it's something creepy or sinister.

Examples: 'The Collector' by John Fowles in which the main character collects butterflies (which is also something that intrigues me for some reason), 'The Bone Collector' by Jeffery Deaver, 'Crash' by J.G Ballard.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak



The Book Thief
BY MARKUS ZUSAK


Published: 14th March, 2006
Publisher: Picador
Genre: Historical Fiction
Format: Paperback
Pages: 574

Friday, 16 March 2012

Book Review: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke



JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL


BY Susanna Clarke


Published: 8th September, 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Genre: Fantasy/Historical Novel/Alternative History
Format: Hardback
Pages: 782

YA Book Review: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld




Uglies

By Scott Westerfeld


Published: Febuary 8th, 2005
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre: Young Adult
Series: First Book in the 'Uglies' series 
Format: Paperback
Pages: 425

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Book Review: The Underground Man by Mick Jackson



THE UNDERGROUND MAN


By Mick Jackson

Published: 1 April, 2005
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Genre: Contemporary Novel
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Book Haul: March 2012

Book Haul: March 2012
Adult Fiction

Title: The Penelopiad
AUTHOR: Margaret Atwood
WHY I GOT IT: I love the cover! It is beautiful. I LOVE the handwritten-esque font and the little stars and funny dandelioney flowery majiggy (so eloquent) at the bottom there. Pure book loveliness. I also got it because it is a myth retelling of the Odyssey but from Penelope's (Odysseus's wife) point of view which sounds really awesome! According to Homer's original epic poems, Odysseus was away for 20 years so I would be interested to see how the supposedly faithful Penelope conducted herself in that time!



Book Review: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer



EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE 
BY JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER

Published: 1 April, 2005
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Limited
Genre: Contemporary Novel
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368