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I’m Taking part in #NaNoWriMo (!!) [SEND HELP]

I’ve recently become quite fond of being unreasonably busy; I periodically wonder if I’m losing my mind but, honestly, that’s fine by me. Madness in life (or busyness I suppose, more than madness) can be oddly grounding. NaNoWriMo, on the other hand, is a whole different kettle of fish: NaNoWriMo might be a step too far. For those of you that haven’t heard of it or are unsure of the ins and outs, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and is a month long writing event for anyone mad enough to sign up. It is, essentially, a public self-challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days (That’s…

Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine: Review

The second book in the ‘The Great Library’ trilogy did not disappoint. As predicted everything went topsy-turvy and I thoroughly enjoyed being along for the ride… Title: Paper and fire Author: Rachel Caine Publication date: 5 July 2016 Pages: 368 Blurb:  With an iron fist, The Great Library controls the knowledge of the world, ruthlessly stamping out all rebellion, forbidding the personal ownership of books in the name of the greater good. Jess Brightwell has survived his introduction to the sinister, seductive world of the Library, but serving in its army is nothing like he envisioned. His life and the lives of those he cares for have been altered forever. His best friend is lost, and…

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine: Review

I read this book, if I’m honest, because I read PaperFury’s review/ expo on it and was completely sold on it. The girl was DAMN excited about this series, and rightfully so! This book was everything I wanted and more and please can I have the next one now? Please? Title: Ink and Bone Author: Rachel Caine Publication date: July 7th 2015 Pages: 352 Blurb:  Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden. Jess Brightwell believes in…

Rook by AC Andrijeski: Review

Rook is a little treasure I got my hands on by way of a book tour (my first one! *pulls party popper*). Welcome, one and all, to a fabulous tale you won’t yet have heard of. The tour itself is hosted by the wonderful Xpresso Book Tours (INSIDER TIP: they’ve got a Rafflecopter giveaway going on right now! – You’re welcome!) and culminates in this review; I am *so* excited to share it with you guys! Title: Rook (Bridge & Sword: Awakenings #1) Author: J.C. Andrijeski Publication date: April 22nd 2017 Genres: Adult, Post-Apocalyptic, Romance, Science Fiction Summary: From USA TODAY bestselling author, a psychic warfare alternative history set in a gritty…

Yesterday by Felicia Yap: Review

Man, I’ve had a hard time reading lately. I am an incorrigible mess of a person but moving back from BC to England threw me out of my routine far more than I ever could have imagined. I am however beginning to get back into the swing of things and this book was the first I finished since arriving back on the 1st September. It’s fast paced, engaging and unique and, for me has earned its Observer commendation of: “The Thriller of the Summer” Title: Yesterday Author: Felicia Yap Publication date: August 1st 2017 Pages: 352 Blurb:  There are two types of people in the world: those who can only remember yesterday, and those…

A Masculine Bookshelf

It’s raining testosterone right now and, as with everything, they’ve got a book for that. Check out my top 6 masculine books…

Book Vs. Film: Maze Runner

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Probably not. The Maze Runner franchise seemed to both blossom and wilt in a very short season of success; but maybe I only think that because this fabled third film is taking so long and I’d forgotten about it? That being said the first film grossed over $348  worldwide and was a massive success so who am I to judge its popularity? Fans of the series, or ‘gladers’ will already have read all the books and seen the first two films but as we are still waiting on the third instalment I thought it was about time we started talking about it again. I didn&#8217…