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”

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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?”

Posted in 2017, August, Book Events, Books, Discussion

Matt Haig’s How To Stop Time – Book Event

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On the 11th July, I went to a Waterstones book event in Manchester to see Matt Haig talk about his new book, How To Stop Time. Having read one of his previous works, The Radleys, before and finding it very memorable, I really wanted to read How To Stop Time, especially since I found the premise of How To Stop Time interesting.

Here is what happened! Continue reading “Matt Haig’s How To Stop Time – Book Event”

Posted in 2017, August, Books, Discussion, Hauls

Hmm, What Do We Have Here? Oh, It’s A Book Haul!

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During the last few months, I bought myself a few (*looks at the book haul itself, knowing it is definitely more than a few*) books, hoping it would last me quite a while before I buy more books to read. Also, because I’m getting rid of my older and/or books I didn’t like, I have more room for new things to pick on my shelves, hence why I went off and slowly but surely bought books to fill those shelves back up again!

Anyway, enough about me and my bookshelves, here are the books I bought these past few months!

Before I begin, I’ll put a spoiler warning about Winters’ Snow and A Closed and Common Orbit as they are sequels and do talk about the books they follow, which are On The Other Side and The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet. Now go forth at your own risk… Continue reading “Hmm, What Do We Have Here? Oh, It’s A Book Haul!”

Posted in 2017, August, Books, Discussion, My Friday Thoughts, Romance

My Friday Thoughts – Why I Regret Not Reading Romance Sooner

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I’ve been thinking recently about how my reading preferences have changed these last nine months. I have always been someone who read all sorts of genres, but romance wasn’t one of them. It was like this until last year when the first book blog I ever followed, The Little Contemporary Corner (Sarah, who is the co-founder of this blog, is my friend from University), had a Readalong event with My True Love Gave To Me last December and I joined in because I wanted to finally give the romance genre a go.

Turns out I love the romance genre, but it has left me wondering why I never actually gave romance a go years before. Continue reading “My Friday Thoughts – Why I Regret Not Reading Romance Sooner”

Posted in 2017, August, Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi

The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet – Book Review

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One of my holiday reads was this book. I was particularly excited about reading this because I have been after a story set in space for a long time. I thought the cover was amazing and it always holds my attention whenever I look at it.

But did the story hold my attention like the cover did?

Don’t worry – I won’t be discussing spoilers, so it’s safe to proceed! Continue reading “The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet – Book Review”