REVIEW: Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

dsc_1074-2dsc_0172Being a teenager is never easy, especially when you’re on the verge of leaving school. The future Frances Javier has been working towards is hurtling towards her quicker than she expected, and she hasn’t had a moment to think if it’s still the future she wants. Her best friend, Carys, went missing months ago, the only person she could be herself around, and she might have pushed her away. The only time she feels relaxed is when she listens to Universe City, a YouTube podcast made by a person known as the Creator.  Frances secretly posts her fan art online, but when the Creator takes interest in her drawings, she finds a friend in someone unexpected. Continue reading “REVIEW: Radio Silence by Alice Oseman”

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WWW Wednesdays: 8th February 2017

I managed to finally finish Fates & Furies a couple of days ago and I’m looking forward to another week of reading. I’ve read 6 books so far in 2017, so I’m well on my way to completing my goal of 50 books this year!

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

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next? Continue reading “WWW Wednesdays: 8th February 2017”

MISC: 10 TV Adaptations That Made Me Want to Read The Book

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Apple Tree Yard has been on the BBC for the last few weeks and I’ve finally caught up on iPlayer. The TV adaptation of Louise Doughty’s novel about a geneticist’s extra-marital affair sucked me in by the end of the first episode, and like the binge-watching addict that I am, I went straight on to episode two. What could be a familiar story, a woman who finds herself unexpectedly attracted to a man who isn’t her husband, takes some dark and unpredictable turns. I haven’t read the book, so I have no idea what’s waiting in episode three, but watching the series made me think of other small screen adaptations over the years that have made me want to read books I’ve never heard of, or already decided weren’t for me. Here are nine more: Continue reading “MISC: 10 TV Adaptations That Made Me Want to Read The Book”

REVEIW: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

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Gillian Flynn’s tale of murder, deception and investigative journalism instantly draws you in. the prose is rich in imagery that reveals a narrator with an unusually perceptive world view. Yet, despite her keen observations, Camille has struggled to make her big break as a reporter in Chicago. Continue reading “REVEIW: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn”

WWW WEDNESDAYS: 1st February 2017

How is it February already? Where did January go? I’m slightl scared by the speed 2017 is trying to go at. I had a little bit of a reading slump this week (more a slump in general) but I managed to finish at least one book. Hurray!

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

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next? Continue reading “WWW WEDNESDAYS: 1st February 2017”

REVIEW: The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

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The Bloody Chamber isn’t necessarily a retelling of the fairy tales we grew up with, but rather a series of dark, sensual stories that have a foundation in these stories and have taken on a life of their own. The gothic is never far away, hinted at through the repeated motifs of blood, roses, virginity and secluded manor houses. These stories bring attention to the underlying elements of fairytales that are often disturbing, using these traditional tales to discuss contemporary issues. What’s prevalent is that the female voices are the centre of these stories. Continue reading “REVIEW: The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter”

WWW WEDNESDAYS: 25th January 2017

I can’t believe it’s already been a week. 2017 is trying to fly past me. Some of my new year goals are getting harder to keep up with, we all know the struggle towards the end of January where you want to gorge on chocolate and turn your bed into a fortress that you never leave. Right? That being said, my reading has been pretty good this week. So I’m not doing too bad.

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

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Continue reading “WWW WEDNESDAYS: 25th January 2017”