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The Casual Vacancy

Little Brown Book Group have released the cover for The Casual Vacancy today, have a look and see what you think.

I like the title font and also the reference to the ballot box with the cross, but the colours are too bright, almost garish. Saying that though, it has only increased my excitement for the book, it doesn’t matter what it looks like, only what it reads like.

Any One Book: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

You know, before I started reading this book, before I had even opened it and sniffed at the heavenly scent that wafted from its pages, I told myself that I would take my time reading it.

Well, the fact that I’m posting this a mere two days after announcing it you can probably tell that I didn’t listen.

You see, The Perks of Being a Wallflower undermined my resolve by mixing two quite lethal things when it comes to making a book last: firstly, it’s short and secondly it draws you in without you even noticing. Continue reading

Books, Banner and Reviews

It has been an eventful few days, sort of. I’d like to start of by saying thank you to Chattingwithspirit from the Hand in Hand With Spirit blog for nominating me for the Kreativ Blogger and Versatile Blogger awards, however I am ashamed to say that I have encountered the same problem from my first Versatile Blogger nomination, which is that I still do not read enough blogs to be able to pass it on. I am in the process of correcting this though. Continue reading

Wanted: An Honest Opinion.

I was recently reading through stuff that I’ve written for my novel, you know just to make sure it’s up to scratch, and I discovered that I’m a little concerned about my prologue, my earliest piece of writing with regards to Halfbreed.

Of course it might be just that thing where the more I read it the more I find to criticise about it. So I came up with the ingenious solution of posting it on here. Please tell me what you think, whether there’s anyway of improving it and what you think might not work: Continue reading

Any One Book: Inheritance by Christopher Paolini


In My World Money = Books.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. That, my friends, is a sigh of relief for today I wandered over to the nearest cash point and checked my account whilst not holding out much hope. But somehow, two days before it was due, my student grant lay before me shining from beneath the dirty screen. Continue reading

Any One Book

So I brought this up a while ago but I’ve finally finished the book I was reading and can now focus on this.

Any One Book will be a sort of reading corner, every month a book will be chosen and in that month I’ll read it and review it once I’m finished. I also invite you to take part so that when we’re done we can discuss it, you know, a bit like a book club.

As of next week I will be ordering some books, probably River God, One Day and the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and I already have Castle Of The Carpathians which I have been meaning to read for a while.

Either way, if you want to join in and have an idea of a book you might want to start with, it could be one of the ones mentioned above or one of your own suggestions, feel free to comment below.

The first Any One Book will be starting on October 3 which naturally means that whatever book we choose we aim to finish November 3.

Harry Potter Versus Twilight.

They're a bit battered, but it means they're well read.

Ok, so I wrote this a couple of years ago so it is a little bit out of date, which is why it says ‘wait for the next Harry Potter film’ at the end. I wrote it for a university assignment and got quite a good mark for it. I hope you enjoy! Continue reading