Monthly Archives: September 2013

Voting for the Next Any One Book

I thought I might try a new system for Any One Book, since I have many books on my shelf.

I’m going to leave the decision for the next Any One Book up tp you guys. Below you will find a list of three books, complete with their blurbs and an image, and whichever has the most votes by the 4 October will be revealed the next day as our next book. Feel free to vote for whatever reasons you want, if you’ve read it before and want to see what I think, if you haven’t read it and you want to read along, or simply because you like the look of the cover (despite that old saying), just make sure you leave a comment or click one of the choices in the poll below. Continue reading


Any One Book: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Peter Pan

My only experience with Peter Pan has been the Disney film that everyone knows and loves. Being an avid reader since I was first able to recognise the weird shapes and squiggles that are letters, I’m very ashamed to say that the only Peter Pan reading I did was the Disney book that was published alongside the film.

And now that I’ve read the proper book I look back and lament. I wish I had read the story by J.M. Barrie as a child because it’s a magical book full of wonder and the narration of the story is sheer brilliance. Some of the scenes feel incredibly cinematic and the fact that the narrator invests emotionally in the tale rather than simply standing by and relating the events. Everything about the book makes it so incredible, especially that it seems so unique from anything else I’ve read. Continue reading

Any One Book #13

Yes, you are seeing correctly, you did just read those words.

It is back! And I am excited, I hope you are too.

On Wednesday I handed in my dissertation, which meant that I finished my MA! This means i actually have free time, hence all the reviews you’ve been getting! Since my MA was the reason paused Any One Book I figured I’d start it up again. Continue reading

Heat Wave by Richard Castle

Heat Wave

Not the best book in the world, but I love the TV series Castle, and when I was searching for the DVD release date of season five I chanced upon the books!

Now, if you’re not familiar with the show, it’s about a bestselling crime writer, Richard Castle, who’s following NYPD detective Kate Beckett for inspiration for his next novel…….which just happens to be called Heat Wave. I saw this and thought; ‘whoever decided to actually do this is a PR genius’ and proceeded to buy all four available books. Continue reading

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

do androids dream of electric sheep

I have never read a book by Philip K. Dick before, and after my first foray I am exceedingly glad that I started. Of course, I chose perhaps one of his most famous novels to read first, and not because of Blade Runner ( I haven’t even seen the film). But because the whole concept was intriguing. Continue reading

Omens by Kelley Armstrong


Yep, that’s right, there’s another Kelley Armstrong book out this year, and that’s not it! I believe there are two more to comer this year.

Anyway, onto the actual book. It’s a brand new series from the author, and a very intriguing one at that. before it was released a new app was rolled out (unfortunately not free) which introduces us to the now familiar setting of Cainsville. The app itself has you playing as a private detective and you need to unravel the possible murder of the character’s ex-boyfriend. It also introduces us to Todd and Pamela Larson, and their daughter Eden. Very clever. Continue reading