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Bite-Size Corner -‘Anthem’ by Ayn Rand

ANTHEM is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in England. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age. Technological advancement is now carefully planned and the concept of individuality has been eliminated. Equality 7-2521, writing by candlelight in a… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner -‘Anthem’ by Ayn Rand

Book Reviews 2016 · Contemporary Books · Young Adult Book Reviews

‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’ by Becky Albertalli

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become… Continue reading ‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’ by Becky Albertalli

Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Hate

Happy Tuesday! It is time for Top Ten Tuesday, as ever created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is ‘Ten Characters Everyone Loves But You Do Not Get’. As a rather hateful person (I joke…) this topic is right up my street. I am known for having some unconventional views, especially on… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Hate

Adult Book Reviews · Book Reviews 2016 · Contemporary Books · Romance Books

‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s… Continue reading ‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes

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The Liebster Award #3 – Books at Dawn’s Questions

Evening, all! I’ve been nominated for the Liebster award by Jesse @ Books at Dawn. Pop over to his blog and say hello if you haven’t already! I’ve done this one twice before, which you can find here (#1 and #2), but the brilliance of the Liebster award is that you end up answering 11… Continue reading The Liebster Award #3 – Books at Dawn’s Questions

Page 394

Page 394 – February 2016

‘Turn to page three hundred and ninety-four.’ ~Severus Snape, ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ Most people are familiar with this legendary Severus Snape line. Novelcraftings has gone a step further, and created a meme in honour of the fantastic Alan Rickman, who passed away on the 14th January. The challenge is simple: turn… Continue reading Page 394 – February 2016

Bite-Size Corner · Book Reviews 2016 · Fantasy Books · Middle Grade Book Reviews

Bite-Size Corner – ‘Pure Dead Magic’ by Debi Gliori

All is not well at StregaSchloss, home of the bizarre but lovable Strega-Borgia clan. Mum’s attempts to improve her witchcraft skills are failing miserably. Dad has stormed out in a fit of pique. Titus is virtually umbilically attached to his computer. Pandora is seriously bored. And Baby Damp is getting her fat little fingers into… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner – ‘Pure Dead Magic’ by Debi Gliori

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The Coffee Book Tag (Again)

Hi guys! You may remember that back in June last year I did the Coffee Book Tag, rather impromptu and without being tagged. This time around I have been tagged, and as I am rarely tagged, I felt the need to do this post again (despite having done it before!). I am therefore going to… Continue reading The Coffee Book Tag (Again)

Bite-Size Corner · Book Reviews 2016 · Magical Realism and Speculative Books · Middle Grade Book Reviews

Bite-Size Corner – ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ by Katherine Paterson

Now a major motion picture, discover the beloved Newbery Medal-winning story of Jess Aarons and Leslie Burke. Join Jess and Leslie as they form an unlikely friendship and create the imaginary land of Terabithia. There they rule as king and queen, until a terrible tragedy occurs that helps Jess understand just how much he has… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner – ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ by Katherine Paterson