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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

Wool by Hugh Howey

One day, I went into Waterstone’s. Having missed my bus and needing to pass an hour until the next one turned up (as well as needing to take my mind off a seminar I had to give the next day), I wandered innocently into the store anticipating the usual glance over.

I found my way to my usual hangout, the science fiction/fantasy shelves (I fail to see why they’re mixed together, they’re completely different genres) and the orange and black book cover instantly caught my attention. It seemed so enigmatic, there was no clue as to what it was about except the title Wool, and judging by the blurb there were no sheep in it. Continue reading

Any One Book #8

I know I usually do this on the third of every month but I’m going to be busy tomorrow and who knows when I’ll get a chance.

It has been a difficult choice this month. I’ve bought so many books recently that I’m spoiled for choice. What to choose, what to choose? Continue reading

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

Any One Book #5


I swear it feels a lot longer than a month since I announced the last one, but apparently it hasn’t been. Anyway, the book I am choosing this month appears on The Rory Gilmore Book Challenge and has a film adaptation, starring Emma Watson, that will be released later this year.

Yes, that’s right. This month’s Any One Book is Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I’m ready to admit that I hadn’t even heard of it before I found out that Emma Watson had landed the role of Sam, but from talking to my boyfriend and other people I’ve been assured that this is a pretty good read.

I don’t know much about what happens, just a vague sense of it which is difficult to put into words but I’m looking forward to it.

As usual read along and I can’t wait to discuss it with you when it’s done!

Any One Book Begins.

Today is the day that Any One Book gets under way. It was a tough decision but I finally decided upon the book in the same way that anybody else would.

I checked to see which one smelled best. There was a clear winner. So for the next month I shall be reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. The film was confusing but addictive and I feel that the book will probably be the same, even though I know what happens now.

Anyway, feel free to read along and on November 3 I will discuss it with you.

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.