I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion of the book. Quotes below may differ in the final published version of the book.
I love me a bit of Labyrinth, so when I saw this book was available for immediate download, obviously I had to give it a go.
The book follows the story of the Jim Henson film, with each ‘chapter’ in the form of a sonnet (14 lines with an ABAB rhyme scheme, including a rhyming couplet at the end). If you’ve read a lot of traditional poetry, this may be a bit unsophisticated for you, but if it’s your first foray into poetry you might find it a fun read.
I finished another book last night!
I finally decided to pick up The Grownup by Gilliam Glynn, and it’s super short so I read it in one sitting. That’s the ‘only read this book after sunset’ challenge ticked off too!
It was OK, but it didn’t properly hook me at any point. Like, you know when you’re properly into a book and you kind of forget that you’re looking at pages? When you’re totally engrossed? That didn’t happen. It was good, though. I got quite freaked out reading it in the middle of the night.
GUYS GUYS GUYS THERE’S A POKEMON GO BOOK TAG. LOOK HERE IT IS.
If you’ve read my last few posts, you might have noticed I’m a little obsessed with Pokemon at the moment. I mean, I’ve always been obsessed with Pokemon – it was all-encompassing in my childhood, even more so than Harry Potter – but right now, with Pokemon Go taking over the world, my obsession has come back with a vengeance.
I haven’t been tagged for this but when I saw it on Nazahet’s blog, Read Diverse Books, I obviously had to do it! It was originally created by Aentee at Read at Midnight (she also created the awesome graphics for this tag!).
Eeeek, I’m behind!
I should be on my fourth book today but nope! I’m definitely including Children of the Corn XD At least that way, I’ll have finished three books soon.
I’m nearly done with Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and it’s at a very emotional point. You know what I’m like with emotional books – but I can’t say this book has made me tear up even a little bit yet. I’m sad to say that I think I probably won’t love this book as much as everyone else does!
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.
Ahahahahaha I was fighting this gym at the train station and I could see someone else was fighting it at the same time and when we beat it some guy sauntered over, leaned in like he was offering me drugs and went, ‘So what team are you on?’
I love how Pokemon has just completely taken over again like it did when I was a kid. But this is a book blog, Emma, not a Pokemon Go blog. Keep your Sandshrews to yourself.
I read and re-read the one-and-a-half-page-long prologue to Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty on the train this morning, because someone’s six kids were screaming too loud for me to concentrate. I’m not being funny but it’s seven o’clock inthe morning: I have a Monday headache; my eyelids are sticking together and I’ve got to go to bloody work. Can’t you bring your clan out a bit later on?
So obviously I gave up reading and played Pokemon Go instead.
Over the last couple of days, I’ve been thinking about what books to read next week, when BookTubeAThon starts: a challenge where you attempt to read 7 books in 7 days (PAH, not gonna happen). Despite my pessimism, I am going to give it a shot, and here are some books I’m going to try out for the additional challenges Ariel Bissett has set us.
REALITY BOY BY A. S. KING.
This is for the ‘Read a book with yellow on the cover’ challenge, as you can see.
I wanted to use this week to try and get through the books I was really excited about when I got them, and Reality Boy is one of them. It’s about a boy who was on a reality TV show as a toddler and what his dysfunctional life is like now.
I haven’t been tagged for this but saw Jessica at The Awkward Book Blogger‘s post and decided to join in the fun.
1. BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2016?
Wonder by R. J. Palacio.
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.