• The Book Thief
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    The Book Thief by Marc Zusak (Review)

    *slight spoiler alert* Blurb HERE IS A SMALL FACT – YOU ARE GOING TO DIE 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION – THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH It’s a small story, about: a girl an accordionist some fanatical Germans a Jewish fist fighter and quite a lot of thievery. ANOTHER THING YOU SHOULD…

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    My Top 5 Most Read Posts This Year So Far

    ‘Ello, It’s often really cool to watch the viewing numbers slowly build on the blog. I do check daily but not in an unhealthy manner. So I figured I should look back over some of my most popular posts from this year (so far). No. 1: The Things I’m Most Grateful For With a lovely 75 views for this one, it is easily my most read post up to now. I loved writing this one as it helped me reflect on the things that mean most to me. It’s easy to forget that there are still things to be grateful for in this hate filled world. I wanted to spread…

  • To Be Read
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    What’s on my ‘To Be Read’ Pile?

    Hi all, As you may be aware, I attempted a Spring Reading List and figured I’d have all five books done and dusted by the end of Spring. Oh, how wrong I was. Instead, four of the five are still unread and I apparently hate The Great Gatsby as spoken about in my update post. I’m not sure if that one book put me off reading the rest or I just got lazy. Nevertheless, I’m starting from fresh with a completely new list of books I’ll read over the next couple of months. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini Blurb Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul…

  • The sun king
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    The Sun King by Allison Lee Palmer (Review)

    *spoiler alert* Goodreads Summary A Mother, Her Sun, And Mania In this fictionalized memoir, a mother recounts the emotional journey she and her son take when he becomes mentally ill. Jack is known as the Sun King because as a child he resembled the illustrated boy in his mother’s deck of tarot cards. Already on the verge of madness, Jack leaves for college in Ohio but secretly decides not to take his medicine. When Jack becomes manic, his mother must retrieve him from a psychiatric hospital and bring him home to Oklahoma. She and Jack spend the next year dealing with court hearings, doctor appointments, and counseling sessions precipitated by…

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    Just Friends by Billy Taylor (Review)

    *spoiler alert* Blurb August and Ethan have been best friends since the day they met at Ethan’s seventh birthday party. And, now, twelve years on, their friendship continues to grow. But after magic, fame, money and an unexplainable miracle in a car accident, August realises maybe she wants to be more than just friends. Review Just Friends has everything a true chick-lit should: humour, romance and complete heartbreak. What more could you ask for? Initially, all the characters start of as friends, but it’s obvious that Ethan and August hold torches for each other. Regardless of how far into the book you have to get to find that out; it’s…