Sunday, 3 December 2017

LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI | BOOK REVIEW



As I scroll through my Goodreads to glance at my friends' reviews for Looking for Alibrandi I see a recurring theme, it is rated five stars. This goes for quite a lot of Melina Marchetta's novels, myself and my Goodreads friends praise them and mark them with the highest rating, and there is a reason for this. 

Melina Marchetta is an incredible writer. 

I have read four of her books and one novella, and I already know if I could write like anyone, it would be her. 

When I wrote my review for The Piper's Son over two and half years ago, I wrote: 

What I admire the most in authors is how they take a subject--like grief, depression and heartache--and write about it with so much eloquence and emotion that you, yourself, feel along with the characters, and Melina Marchetta is one of those. 
And over two years, two books, and a novella later, I still stand by what I said.

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.