TOP TEN TUESDAY- 12th September 2017

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a different topic that one of their bloggers answers, and they invite others to join in, by posting their answers as a comment of by creating their own blog post.

This week is a throwback freebie, and since I’ve been giving the blog a bit of a re-vamp in the lead up to its second birthday, I thought it would be nice to look back on ten favourite reads from my first year blogging. Continue reading “TOP TEN TUESDAY- 12th September 2017”

MISC: Songs Inspired by Literature

EtheringtonHeaders-MiscBefore I was an avid book-reader, I filled the book-shaped hole with music. That’s not to say there’s only room for one of them, I still like to plug in my headphones, and to the distress of anyone nearby, sing off-key along with the songs, but there was a time when I was still at school that music and bands were everything to me. Now I feel like those albums I used to listen to are old friends; we don’t need to see each other every day, but I know that they’re there when I need. Listening to Florence and The Machine’s album Ceremonials this week, inspired me to write a post about songs that have been inspired by books and writers. Continue reading “MISC: Songs Inspired by Literature”

REVIEW: The Outsiders by S E Hinton

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Ponyboy and his gang of long-haired Greasers are the lost boys of urban America. They have the freedom to do what they want without parental supervision, but are ultimately limited by their circumstances. They are intelligent boys with nothing to do and nowhere to go. It’s no surprise they resent the socs; the privileged kids with fancy cars and money to go wherever they want. Their rivalry is founded on prejudice and miss-directed anger. It’s a feud that’s been going on as long as Ponyboy can remember, but when the violence suddenly escalates he realises its more than just his pride and reputation at stake Continue reading “REVIEW: The Outsiders by S E Hinton”

TOP TEN TUESDAY- 5th September 2017

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a different topic that one of their bloggers answers, and they invite others to join in, by posting their answers as a comment of by creating their own blog post.

This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is all about books you struggled to make it through. So here are 10 books I made my way through, but the struggle was real.

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Down The TBR Hole #8

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I’m going to level with you before I venture down into the depths of my TBR, I’m not 100% sure that I’m going to get rid of any this time around. I have a mountainous pile of physical books to read, because I am a weak-willed bookworm, and I might have added a few more wishlist items to by Goodreads TBR, but I don’t know if I can get rid of any this week. And that’s okay. Some weeks there will be a lot of books I’m still interested in, but it’s nice to revisit them and reflect on why I want to read them (even though I haven’t and they’re crying out to be read).

Lia at Lost In A Story started this weekly post to trim down the Goodreads to-read list.

The rules are simple:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

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