Posted in 2017, Book Events, Books, December, Discussion, Sci-Fi, Young Adult

An Evening With Lauren James – Book Event

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A few weeks ago, I went to a Waterstones book event in Manchester to see Lauren James talk about her new book, The Loneliest Girl in the Universe, which is her third Young-Adult book. I had heard of the book quite a few times with many people showing lots of interest in it. Alongside the fact that I love reading stories set in space, it convinced me into getting the book for myself and learning more about it as well as Lauren James herself. Continue reading “An Evening With Lauren James – Book Event”

Posted in 2017, Books, Discussion, November, Top 5, Writing

Gem’s Curiosity Blog Is A Year Old Today!

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It’s been exactly a year since I began book blogging and it has honestly been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It has increased my confidence so much and gave me something to go while looking for employment after I graduated. I have been introduced to so many fantastic blogs, amazing people and books – I have no regrets when it comes to this blog at all!

So, to celebrate, I decided to share with you five of my favourite posts I uploaded. Continue reading “Gem’s Curiosity Blog Is A Year Old Today!”

Posted in 2017, Books, Discussion, Reviews, Sci-Fi, September, Short Stories, Summary

September Summary

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I’ve been largely absent this month due to starting a new job. I didn’t realise how much time it takes from the week and so I took time off blogging in order to get used to my new job, responsibilities and routines. I’m honestly still getting used to it.

However, despite this, I’m happy with what I did manage to post in September and here they are! Continue reading “September Summary”

Posted in 2017, August, Books, Discussion, Summary

August 2017 Summary

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This month has been very busy for me outside of blogging, but I’m happy that I managed to get a few posts up. As for what will happen next month, I’ll have to schedule my posts because I start my new job! I’ll still be blogging, of course, but how often I can’t promise anything.

Anyway, enough about me and the future of my blog, here is what I got up to this month of August! Continue reading “August 2017 Summary”

Posted in 2017, August, Authors, Book Series, Books, Discussion, Fantasy

V. E. Schwab in Manchester – Book Event

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This year, I’ve been going to my first book events, which is now something I really enjoy doing and it allows me to go out and see authors and learn more about their books, the characters as well as the authors themselves. The latest book event I’ve attended was on 2nd August to see V. E. Schwab (or Victoria Schwab).

Here is what happened at the event! Continue reading “V. E. Schwab in Manchester – Book Event”

Posted in 2017, August, Books, Discussion

What Makes A Good Plot Twist?

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So, I’ve been thinking about plot twists lately. Not because I haven’t got anything more important to think about (because, by heck, I do!), but it has always been something I have various thoughts about. I either think, “OMG, I DIDN’T EXPECT THAT! THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING!”, “WTF, DO YOU EXPECT ME TO BELIEVE THAT! OH PLEASE, THAT’S JUST STUPID!” or “…wait, that was supposed to be a twist?”

It all just makes me wonder: what actually is a good plot twist? Continue reading “What Makes A Good Plot Twist?”