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

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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

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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

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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


High Street Dissertation Survey

Hello!

I’m afraid I need help again.

I am currently working on my dissertation (which means I can see the light at the end of the tunnel for this Masters) and I need to get as many respondents to my survey as possible.

I’m researching the corporate reputation of the UK High Street and focusing on three case studies, and I basically want to know what you, the consumers, feel about them.

Now, unfortunately, because it’s based on the UK High Street only people living in the UK can answer as they (hopefully) visit often.

So, below you will find the link to my survey (if you have the time to answer can you make sure every question has been answered, people have had trouble submitting and I believe it’s because a question has been missed) and only do it once! So if you happen to get the link to this a second time please disregard!

Here’s the link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dzj_btciLJPrXJkq_R02hAhZGB3S1CzjZw727iMQ3pw/viewform

Finally, one last plea, I need as many responses as possible, so if you could reblog this or send the link to family and friends or share it on Twitter or Facebook I would be forever grateful for your help!


The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

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Well that was a brilliant book.

Yes, I admit I had not heard of this book before all the news coverage and the mystery that unfolded via the media, and yes I admit that I’ve not been particularly interested in crime novels. That was until JK Rowling fulfilled her dream of writing a crime book.

I think everyone knows what this book is supposed to be about, but I’ll just refresh your memory. It follows Cormoran Strike, a veteran soldier turned private detective who has fallen on hard times. His financial situation means that his business is on the brink of failure and with the recent split from his fiance his only refuge is a camp bed in his office. Then in comes Robin Ellacott, a bright, intuitive temp who’s been assigned to Strike’s office for a week. Thus starts a tentative friendship and a blossoming professional partnership. Continue reading


Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

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Yep, I found the first one that satisfying that I moved straight onto the second. It was a good sequel and remained just as entertaining as its predecessor, neither worsening or improving. So far, it seems that this is a very consistent series.

Beautiful Darkness follows in the aftermath of Lena’s birthday. She and Ethan are trying to come to terms with a loss and Lena is still freaking out about whether she’ll turn light or dark. She starts pulling away from Ethan, who doesn’t entirely understand the events that unfolded on her birthday. With Lena’s coldness he is left to figure things out on his own, which becomes that bit more difficult when Liv arrives in town. Continue reading


Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

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I stayed away from this because it seemed a bit too much like Twilight. but then on one dull Sunday morning, I popped over to Blockbuster and decided to rent the film out simply because Emma Thompson playing the baddie intrigued me. Once it had finished I was pleasantly surprised, it didn’t seem that much like Twilight, so perhaps it would be worth my time.

So I bought the book and began reading it. The story follows Ethan Wate who lives in Gatlin County, a town in which nothing happens and nothing changes. That is, of course, until Lena Duchannes comes to town. She and Ethan have a strange connection where they share the same dreams and start kelting with each other. All of a sudden, Gatlin has become unrecognisable. Continue reading


Loki’s Wolves by Kelley Armstrong and Melissa Marr

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Hello!!!

I know, I know. It’s been a while. Some of you might even see this pop up in your email and think ‘what the hell is Anyonething?’ I may not have been posting much, but I have been reading, so you can expect a few more reviews.

The first of which is Kelley Armstrong’s collaboration with Melissa Marr. You all know I love Armstrong’s books, she’s a very strong writer and usually comes equipped with very strong characters. You might also remember I love mythology, so immediately I thought this would be a brilliant combination….I even said so on Goodreads. Unfortunately it proved to be disappointing. Continue reading