BOOKISH FINDS: Library Loans (2)

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Libraries, libraries, libraries. Who doesn’t love them? My to be read pile, thats who. I lessened the stack a little while I was on holiday, but when I got back the library craving was strong. And I caved like the pitiful book-lover that I am. I didn’t have anything in particular in mind (and I was on a tight schedule) which meant I picked up a mix of books. Some that I’ve been wanting to read, some I haven’t heard of at all: Continue reading “BOOKISH FINDS: Library Loans (2)”

Reviews: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell and The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

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I don’t think I’ve read much YA fiction since my John Green binge last year, but after reading Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl as part of the Girl Gang Book Club, I had the itch to read more. So I picked up Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On and Jandy Nelson’s The Sky Is Everywhere at my trusty local library. I had heard a lot of positive things about both books on Goodreads and I was interested to see if my views were the same. Continue reading “Reviews: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell and The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson”

REVIEW: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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“Sometimes writing is running downhill, your fingers jerking behind you on the keyboard the way your legs do when they can’t quite keep up with gravity.”

Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl (2013)

Fangirl is this month’s book for the #GGbookclub

Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl was such a nostalgic read for me. It’s the story of identical twins Cath and Wren who look the same but are completely different. When their mother left home they handled her absence in entirely different ways. Cath escaped into fiction while Wren hid herself among other people. Both share a love of Simon Snow, a magical book series that is soon to release its final instalment. Over the years, the girls have contributed to the books active fanfiction community, and as they leave to start college, Cath is writing her biggest fic yet, Carry On which has thousands of online readers. College tests their relationship with each other, with their father and the people around them. Perhaps for Cath the biggest challenge of all is compromising between fanfiction and real life. Continue reading “REVIEW: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell”

BOOKISH FINDS: 1p Splurge

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I have been very restrained recently with my book purchasing. My to-read pile is starting to look like the eighth wonder of the world, and I’ve been trying to slowly work my way through it while occassionally sneaking another book out of the library to read. My resolve finally weakened and I ended up buying these three books on Amazon’s marketplace:

  1. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  2. The Posthumous Affair by James Friel
  3. Adverbs by Daniel Handler

They were only 1p each, so I really only paid for postage which seemed like a steal to me! I’m particularly pleased with Adverbs by Daniel Handler, which is in great condition and is a hardback to boot! So, the stack of unread books has grown a little taller but I’m looking forward to coquering it this summer.