Saturday, 25 March 2017

IS IT TIME TO LEAVE YA BEHIND? | BOOK TALK



Young adult books are what brought me back to reading after numerous years of absence from the world of written stories. Yet lately, I've started to drift from the young adult novels. No longer do I find myself gravitating to the young adult section in Waterstones, and if I do it's a simple glance at a blurb or the new releases. 

Being twenty-one I find it difficult to relate to a character that is around the age of sixteen—despite being able to emphasize with their teenage struggles—I have to mentally vision them older to be able to relate to them or even read on. This doesn't happen with every book, but at least 75 percent of them it does.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

JUST A FEW | PHYSICAL TBR



I have quite the habit of purchasing books, leaving them on my shelf and then purchasing more, it's a never-ending pattern that has been occurring for such a long time, I've owned books for years yet never opened them. This is something I hope to lay to rest this year, these are just a few of the piles of unread books I intend to read.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

THE HATING GAME | BOOK REVIEW



The Hating Game is a book that so suddenly crept up on the book community and spiraled from there. I hadn't previously heard about Sally Thorne nor had I seen any publicity or promotion for The Hating Game, one day it was just unexpectedly there making such a big impact and made its way onto so many people's favourites shelf. 

Sally Thorne's first novel captured my undivided attention within the first few minutes of reading, having spent the past year in a severe slump with a pitiful attempt at reading, I could have only wished the have found this book sooner. The Hating Game reminded me why I love and choose to spend my time reading; I'd be at work or my time would be occupied and I would be like I just want to go home and read, and it has been so long since I felt that way, so thank you, Sally Thorne, for that.