Are you ever in a reading slump, or not particularly enjoying the book you're currently reading? Whenever I'm in either situation I find the best remedy is to pick up a short story! This gives me a quick burst of entertainment and usually encourages me to pick up my current read or a new book. … Continue reading Short stories worth reading when you have 10 minutes to spare – with mini-reviews!
Guys, I did it! I completed my first ever 25 in Five challenge with a healthy time of 25hrs, 7minutes and 2 seconds! I started this challenge thinking it would be a breeze, but it isn't called a challenge for no reason! As much as I love reading, reading, on average, 5 hours a day is … Continue reading #25inFive wrap-up
A few of you lovely people fedback that you thought this first impressions idea was a good one, so I'm at it again with my next book! This is my first impression of Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent. Synopsis: Oliver Ryan, handsome, charismatic, and successful, has long been married to his devoted wife, … Continue reading First impression review: Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent
When me and Matt were in Malta, we somehow got into a discussion of judging a book purely on reading it's synopsis. The more I thought about this idea, the more I liked it, but I also realised that of course the books I'm going to judge will be ones I actively want … Continue reading First impression review: The Visitors by Catherine Burns
Synopsis: Young Connie is beautiful and wants to be free from the burdens of her mother and sensible, boring sister. Sneaking around to meet boys when she has told her family she's going shopping, Connie catches the unwanted attention of Arnold Friend, who knows instantly, that he has to have her. Mini-review: Be nice to … Continue reading Mini-review: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates