TOP TEN TUESDAY- 3rd October 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.

I’ve missed out on the last few weeks of Top Ten Tuesday, but I’m back and looking forward to sharing this weeks picks! The topic is Top Ten Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends (which characters do you have crushes on?), but I’m picking characters who have a special little place in my heart. Continue reading “TOP TEN TUESDAY- 3rd October 2017”

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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”

MISC: Reasons why you should read The Perks Of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chboksy

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower has been my favourite book since I first read it at 14 when I was a painfully shy and questionably dressed teenager. Young Adult fiction has enjoyed a surge in popularity over the last few years with many, including Perks, being adapted for the big screen but unlike the action-packed dystopian series that have obtained widespread success, Perks focuses on the everyday struggles that we face. While Charlie is a teenager, navigating his way through high school, he is someone you can relate to especially if you were socially awkward at that age (I know I was). I don’t think it’s a book you can outgrow but rather one that grows with you.

Here are just some of the reasons you should read it (if you haven’t already):

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5 Short Story Collections I’ve Read

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In my humble opinion, short story collections don’t get half the recognition they deserve. Perhaps the fact I write my own short stories makes me biased, but most short story collections I have read I’ve loved.  Here are 5 I’ve particularly enjoyed (in no particular order):

  1. No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July
  2. Dubliners by James Joyce
  3. Saints and Sinners by Edna O’Brien
  4. The Woman and Her Little Dog and Other Short Stories by Anton Chekov
  5. Pieces edited by Stephen Chbosky

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