Being English, I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving myself, but I like the idea of going around the table and saying things you’re thankful for. We often take things for granted. So, in no particular order, here’s a list of bookish things I’m really grateful to have in my life.
I adore ebooks. I love their portability and the fact that I can buy as many as I like without having to find the space. I also prefer reading ebooks, because I can read in whatever position I like without my neck aching. Sure, they have their cons as well, and they’re not everybody’s cup of tea, but I’m a big fan.
I didn’t manage to start reading The Grown-Up last night because I fell asleep really early (while watching old episodes of Pokemon – yay!). I’m just about to start reading Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick.
I’m roughly halfway through Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and am enjoying it but I’m still waiting for the wow factor to hit me. I’ve heard so many good things about this book and I absolutely adored The Silver Linings Playbook – also by Matthew Quick – so had really high hopes for this. Maybe it’s the ending that’s going to cross us over into four- or five-star territory.
Hi all! I’ve been so quiet on here…
You’re probably sick of my excuses about a reading slump, but seriously, it’s really bad! I do think I’m coming out of it a bit though as I’ve picked up Stormbird by Conn Igguldsen and seem to be getting on OK. I thought, though, that I’d participate in this year’s BookTubeAThon to help me kick it.
Also, I’ve been playing Pokemon Go and that doesn’t leave much time for reading.
So, apologies in advance, because this month I have been a piss-poor bookaholic.
I think I was all booked-out after a very successful reading month in May, and for most of this month I’ve been avoiding books completely (except I’m rereading Deathly Hallows at the mo and LOVING it). (They’ve just come back from Godric’s Hollow. It was AWESOME.)
So in June, I read a meagre total of… 4 books!
1. Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness.
May was a good month for me for reading! I read a lot of books and, for the most part, really enjoyed them.
1. The Confessions of Katherine Howard by Suzannah Dunn.
Premise: The novel explores Katherine Howard’s before and during her marriage to the notorious Henry VIII.
Dunn is quickly becoming a new favourite historical author of mine. Her writing has a very modern tone without taking away from the Tudor setting. I didn’t enjoy this as much as I enjoyed The Lady of Misrule and I was disappointed by the ending, as I wanted to see how she handled Katherine’s execution.
You won’t catch me, Karma, I think. I won’t do anything bad!
Paper Butterflies is a heart-wrenching tale of child abuse and how downright unfair life can be. I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Hey fellow bookworms! So I turned old a couple of weeks ago, and therefore have new books to show you, courtesy of my lovely family and friends!
I also ordered some books for myself in April, but they didn’t arrive until May so I’m including them in this book haul, hence why it’s humongous. I decided not to put descriptions for all of them as you’d probably get a bit bored of my rambling.
Now on to ALL THE BOOKS.