REVIEW: A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride


DSC_0624A lot of the time we talk about how good a book was in terms of how quickly we read it. At least, I do. Because if a book refuses to let you go about you’re normal life until you finish reading it, then it’s doing something right. When someone asks me about a book I’ve loved I often gush about it and hear myself saying ‘I read it in X amount of days’. A lot of my favourite books I devoured in one of two sittings, but some of them have been surprisingly slow reads. It took a long time for me to get through Jane Eyre, even though I was completely enamoured by it. I wanted to keep the story with me as long as possible. There was nothing about the prose that made it difficult to read, but I like to let the story wander in my imagination. I’m not one for re-reading really, so I knew that if I did come back to it again it wouldn’t be for some time. So I savoured it. Continue reading “REVIEW: A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride”

BOOKISH FINDS: Darker Shades



Have I already bought a ridiculous amount of books in the last two months? Yes. Have I already filled up my next bookcase with things I haven’t read? Yes. Do I need anymore books? No. But I’ve embraced my fickle heart and decided that there are worse things I could splurge on. I will never be able to pass up a book, and I’m okay with that. My bank account may not be, but then, well, it doesn’t really get a say in it.

I’m super excited about the two new additions to my book pile. I’ve had my eye on them since the dawn of time, and waited so long to buy them that I missed the 2 for 3 offer at W H Smiths. I was a little devastated by that, but I bought them anyway.

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MISC: WWW Wednesday- 5th July 2017

Does anyone else feel like 2017 has gone ridiculously quick? Its sort of run past me and now I’ve got less than 2 months til my final deadline and it felt like I only started my course a minute ago. I feel like if I blink it will be Christmas already. Anyway, although time has been going worryingly quick my reading has been trudging along at a snail’s pace.

WWW is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Each Wednesday book enthusiasts share their reads by answering three questions:


The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?

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MISC: 5 Bad Reading Habits


We all have bad habits. I have a collection of mugs by my bed most of the time, and no matter how many times I put my clothes away my bed always ends up turning into an open plan wardrobe. I’m a little messy by nature and that’s hard to change. Reading is no different. When I’m absorbed in a book I tend to be a little careless with it, and sometimes my appetite gets the better of me. I’m sure other bookworms might share with me in that one. It’s the burden of all bookworms to have eye-watering TBR piles. Continue reading “MISC: 5 Bad Reading Habits”