Foreword: I am soooo so sorry for not updating my blog as often as I had been before. I work in a tax & accountancy firm (not as an accountant, mind you) and end of financial year is always a savage, brutal time. The stress, long hours and deadlines can put quite a strain on … Continue reading Nightbird – Alice Hoffman
I love a bit of reflection and this year has passed way too quickly for my liking. So what better way to force myself into the present then to do a little exercise! Question 1 – The best book you’ve read so far in 2017 A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman. I honestly didn't … Continue reading The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag
Rating: 7/10 Review: When I checked this book out of my local library, I wasn't sure of what to expect. The library doesn't have a young adult section (it's... small. Very, very small). So I genuinely didn't know what style of book this would be. For the first time in a long time, I also … Continue reading The Ghost Hunters – Neil Spring
Rating: 8.5/10 Review: I have been wanting to read this novel for a very long time. Everyime I would look at the library stocks, inevitably the book would be out for loan. It is one of those novels that still, despite the years that have passed since it was released, inspires a kind of morbid … Continue reading In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
Rating: 5/10 Review: I have really high expectations for war novels. Since my first ever war book, Schindler's Ark, I have steadily become more and more disappointed in the niche. My theory is that people become sloppy. They do their research about the amazing events, scenery and people that are in involved. They blow everyones … Continue reading Land of Hidden Fires – Kirk Kjeldsen
Rating: 8/10 Review: This was a welcome breath of relief from the previous book I read. This relatively short novel felt easy and quick which was exactly what I was hoping it would be. Eve is born with the heart and the looks of a lion. She is kept away from the public by her … Continue reading The Palace of Curiosities – Rosie Garland
This well worth the time to read!
This article by the Guardian came up on my Facebook feed a few days ago. It is really interesting and it says a lot of things that make a lot of sense. Have a read of it if you are a reader or know people who should be reading more:
One of the things this article states is that people who read, we live for 2 whole years longer than people who don’t read. Well there are a lot of people I know who don’t read, so it’s comforting to know I might live longer than them in the end.
So the more you read, the longer you will get to read. How cool is that? Well that’s if the research is true and right.