Just a very quick update today to let you know I’ve started another blog. If you’re interested in beauty, skincare and fun things like that, please take a look and follow if you like what you see 🙂
I actually created this blog a couple of years ago but have never written any posts on it! The name comes from a quote from Mulan:
I can’t remember the thinking behind it – I think I wanted to mix my love of Disney and beauty and this quote seemed to fit. Even if it’s a bit vague, I like it!
(I will be carrying on with The Bookish Underdog of course. I did consider just doing a few beauty posts on my book blog, but I felt like it might be annoying for people who aren’t really interested in that sort of thing.)
Thanks for stopping by!
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.
Welcome to my alphabet series! Today’s book is Dan Brown’s controversial Da Vinci Code.
Here’s what people say is wrong with it:
- Bad writing
- Disrespects Christianity
I’ve mentioned The Da Vinci Code a few times on my blog, so it’s probably clear I disagree. In terms of bad writing, I’m not excusing this – however, I would say it’s unskilled writing, not purely bad. E.g., take the opening scene:
Renowned curator Jacques Sauniere staggered through the vaulted archway of the museum’s Grand Gallery. He lunged for the nearest painting he could see, a Caravaggio. Grabbing the gilded frame, the seventy-six-year-old man heaved the masterpiece towards himself until it tore from the wall and Sauniere collapsed backward in a heap beneath the canvas.
As he had anticipated, a thundering iron gate fell nearby, barricading the entrance to the suite. The parquet floor shook. Far off, an alarm began to ring.
WWW Wednesday is a book meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. This is where you have to answer the following questions every Wednesday:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
Technically still reading The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, though I haven’t picked it up for the last couple of nights. I’m not finding it particularly engaging, to be honest.
Many, many thanks to Chocolate n Waffles for tagging me for this! 😀
- Mention the creator of the tag (Ayunda @ Tea and Paperbacks).
- Thank the blogger who tagged you!
- Choose one of the options.
- Tag 10 other people to do this tag to spread the love!
1. Reading on the couch or on the bed?
Hmm, I don’t really have a preference. I tend to fall asleep either way so I suppose bed is better!