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Book Review: ‘Her’ by Harriet Lane

Hello, people of the internet. Today’s post will be a book review. There will be no spoilers, so no spoiler alert needed. Anyway, enough about me and my lack of spoilers, I’ll let you lot know what I thought about this book.

This psychological thriller is about two women in their early-forties called Nina and Emma, who lead different lives (Nina is a successful artist with a teenage daughter and Emma is a busy, struggling mother of two young children), but become friends. However, it turns out Nina and Emma has met before and only Nina remembers what Emma did. What follows is a toxic friendship, leading to the revenge Nina has prepared for Emma.

What drew me to this book in the first place were these lines, which were printed on the front cover: “You don’t remember…But she remembers you.” With only a plain, green cover, those words jumped out at me. And so, after reading the blurb, I was hooked and bought it. Continue reading “Book Review: ‘Her’ by Harriet Lane”

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An Introduction of Sorts

Hello, people of the internet. My name’s Gemma and this is my book blog. Here I review books, discuss authors of my childhood and present, take part in tags and also present book hauls. Perhaps other book blog-related things I happen to come across and find myself fancying having a go.

Book-related stuff really.

If anyone were to ask me what kind of book-buyer I was, I would describe myself as the ‘intrepid, risk-taking explorer of the bookshop’. In fact, I would go into a bookshop with absolutely no clue what to get. All I have to go on is the book cover and the blurb. That determines whether or not the book stays in my possession or gets put back on the shelf.

In other words, if the book generates my curiosity, then I will read it.

This kind of exploring allows me to find hidden gems (see what I did there?) or the complete opposite, but I don’t plan on changing my book-buying habits any time soon. Why? Because it helps me to learn more about myself. I learn about what I like in a story, what I dislike in a story and (in the best case scenario) what stories stay with me after I’ve read it. To me as a reader, there’s nothing more amazing than to find a story that I never knew would have such an impact on me; that it becomes a part of me.

And that would never have happened if not for taking a risk and giving in to my curiosity.

So I have decided to create this blog to share my thoughts on the books I’ve read and the authors who wrote them.

I figured the best way to introduce myself to the book-blogging side of the internet is to use a tag.

This is the ‘Get to Know Me’ book tag. Here we go! Continue reading “An Introduction of Sorts”