WWW Wednesday- 13th December 2017

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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?

It’s been a few weeks since I took part in WWW Wednesday but I’m ready to join in again after a few busy, busy weeks! Continue reading “WWW Wednesday- 13th December 2017”

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THAT’S A WRAP: November 2017

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The festive season is in full swing. There’s a literal blizzard (almost) outside my window and I’ve already consumed a generous supply of minced pies, chocolates and most drinks that are spiced or mulled. Needless to say my November wrap-up is not the most timely. I know. I’m rubbish. Ironically this is my first post in December, but I’m spending the rest of the afternoon writing and scheduling so that my December wrap-up won’t be the winter equivalent of tumbleweed in the desert (…a snowball in the Arctic?). Anyway here it is! Continue reading “THAT’S A WRAP: November 2017”

WWW Wednesday- 22nd November 2017

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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?

What do you think you’ll read next?

Hello, hello. I’m back again to do another WWW Wednesday post. Hurray. I’m also graduating tomorrow. So I will officially be a Master of Art, which sounds way cooler than it probably is. I feel like I should be able to do some cool magical trick, or be an expert. I’m not, but if I was, I promise I would use my power for good. Like correcting all the signs with errant apostrophes.

So reading! I’ve been doing a lot of manuscript reading because of my internship, so I haven’t always had much time to read for my own pleasure. And then I did the other day and it was another manuscript, which doesn’t really help matters.  Continue reading “WWW Wednesday- 22nd November 2017”

Top Ten Tuesday: 7th November 2017

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My Top Ten Tuesday game has been fairly poor recently, so has my blogging. Turns out working 9-5 and running a blog requires some serious time management, and more that a little motivation. The clocks went back this week, and the darker nights have made me a little lazy, but I’m back and hoping that a little bit of preparation will help me get back on track! This week’s topic is: Top Ten Characters Who Would Make Great Leaders.

I thought I’d pick ten characters who would make great leaders because they don’t follow the status quo. They push for change even when that means making themselves vulnerable or they are always there for the people who need them. Some of them just march to the beat of their own drum.

Starr from The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

She’s brave, passionate, and her courage to stand up drives change and gives other the encouragement to do the same.

Simon from Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon has a refreshing take on the world, and of high school. He handles some difficult moments well, and doesn’t compromise who he is. Although he does make mistakes and apologises for them.

Lila from A Darker Shade of Magic

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)

Lila literally barges into the action, whether Kell wants her their or not. She seizes the opportunity for adventure, even when that means stumbling into a world that isn’t her own.

Oliver from Submarine

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Oliver’s world is weird and wonderful. He sees things in a way others doesn’t. It makes him act a little irrationally, and sometimes insensitively but he never tries to change for others. I don’t think he even realises not everyone sees the world the way he does.

Hermione from The Harry Potter Series

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Hermione is who she is and she doesn’t hide it, even when the Malfoys of the world try to rile her. And she fights for those who can’t find for themselves.

Roxy from The Power

The Power

Roxy comes from a world dominated by men, and despite her limitless power she doesn’t let it go to her head as others do. She’s tough because she has to be, and she makes her own way.

Ponyboy from The Outsiders

The Outsiders

Ponyboy is a greaser, but that isn’t all he is. He’s intelligent, sensitive, and sees that privilege isn’t everything. Even at his age he sees that different doesn’t necessarily mean better.

Eleanor from Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Eleanor has a beautiful view of the world, and she’s honestly a delight to read about.

Jane from Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Jane comes from a traumatic upbringing, and despite her horrific childhood, she works hard to become something and she never wavers.

Prof. Andrew Martin (alien) from The Humans

The Humans

The alien in The Humans is a wonderful character, who without the inconvenience of social norms, is able to be more human than the rest of us.

 

Which characters do you think would make great leaders?

MISC: Top Ten Tuesday- 21st August 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 or by creating their own blog post.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a back to school freebie. It’s been a few years since I had the dreaded back to school feels, but this week I’m going to reminisce. So here’s my list of ten books set in school, five I’ve read and five I want to read. Continue reading “MISC: Top Ten Tuesday- 21st August 2017”

REVIEW: Submarine by Joe Dunthorne

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DSC_0675Oliver Tate is not your average teenager, but in some ways he is. He does what is necessary to fit in at school, wearing his safety goggles on his head, skipping classes and takes part in the bullying of one of his classmates. He takes sex advice from Chips, the ringleader of his group, and is hyper aware of his parents shortcomings. But at the same time he has an intelligence and curiosity that isn’t shared by his peers, and an investment in his parent’s relationship that means he monitors the dimmer switch in their bedroom with far too much intensity. Continue reading “REVIEW: Submarine by Joe Dunthorne”

MISC: WWW Wednesdays- 26th July 2017

WWW is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Each Wednesday book enthusiasts share their reads 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 “MISC: WWW Wednesdays- 26th July 2017”