A-Z Book Survey

I stole this from Emma at emmaiswriting and it’s just a bit of fun so enjoy my answers and feel free to steal it if you want too! Author You’ve Read The Most Books Of: James Patterson by far! He is the God of crime novels in my eyes and his Women’s Murder Club series are amazing! …

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Libraries: are they soon to be a thing of the past?

I decided to write a post on whether libraries are soon to be a thing of the past due to the ever-growing expansion and convenience of large supermarkets (e.g. Tesco) who are now selling all the latest novels at a shockingly low price or Amazon, where you can download some eBooks for less than £1. …

Book Review: Expected by Sarah England & author interview

What it’s about: Sam Sweet is terrified of giving birth. Only, she doesn’t dare tell anyone. Especially her grandchildren-obsessed mother, or her fiancé, Simon – top surgeon by day, mind-game expert by night. Repressed by the expectations of others, Sam feels trapped. All she ever wanted was a career and a crack at independence, but …

Book Review: Not Pretty Enough by Jaimie Admans

  What it’s about: Title: Not Pretty Enough Author: Jaimie Admans Date of Publication: August 1, 2013 Genre: contemporary YA comedy New Year’s Resolutions: 1. Lloyd Layton will know I exist. He once said three whole words to me, so this is obviously progress. If I don’t get a proper conversation out of him soon, …

Guest review from Linda Marston: Stranded by Emily Barr

What it’s about: Bruised from the breakdown of her marriage, Esther Lomax needs to get away and hopes Malaysia’s unspoilt shores will provide the space and time alone she seeks. But a day’s boat trip takes a desperate turn when Esther, along with six other holidaymakers, is deposited on an uninhabited island, their guide promising to …

Book Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

What it’s about: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. The Fault In Our …

Movie Review: The Breakfast Club

What it’s about: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. Genre: Comedy, Drama Rating: 15 Director: John Hughes Starring: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Paul Gleason, …

Book Review: How Do You Voodoo by Janice Horton & author interview

What it’s about: Loveless fashion model Nola Nichols thinks being beautiful is a curse; that is until she is cursed and her looks begin to fade just a week before the most important photo shoot of her career. In her attempts to get un-cursed she finds herself taking part in a rather unconventional funeral, involved …

Book Review: The Star Child by Stephanie Keyes & author interview

What it’s about: The world is about to be cloaked in darkness. Only one can stop the night.  Kellen St. James has spent his entire life being overlooked as an unwanted, ordinary, slightly geeky kid. When the sudden death of his Gran takes him from the East coast to the rugged cliffs of Western Ireland, …

Movie Review: A Beautiful Mind

What it’s about: After a brilliant but asocial mathematician accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn to the nightmarish. Genre: Biography, Drama Rating: 12 Director: Ron Howard Starring: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris Review: My initial reaction to this film was, ‘Over 2 hours of Russell Crowe, you’ve got to be …

Book Review: Tidy Up On Your Way Out by Dave Gammon & author interview

What it’s about: “… About six months later I dropped Lyndsey a line on the dating site. I had a meeting near to where she lived and asked if she wanted to meet up for a reconciliatory drink. Her reply was that she would love to meet for a beer so she could throw it …