Happy Friday guys and gals. After an unexpected three day weekend thanks to a humongous stone chipping then cracking my car windscreen… I have had a top reading week. In 4 days I read 6 books, which leads me handily onto what I’m….
I am half way through Continue reading “Bookends | 10.08.18”
Okay guys, how is it August already?! On the one hand, I feel like we’re having the worlds longest summer but on the other, where has the year gone? Ah well, thank goodness it’s Friday.
In anticipation for the TV adaption, I am reading the third and final book Continue reading “Bookends | 03.08.18”
I’m currently reading the third and final novel in Deborah Harkness’ All Souls trilogy, The Book of Life, in anticipation for this year’s upcoming tv adaptation. I absolutely adored A Discovery of Witches (book 1) so I’m super keen to see how the show portrays the characters and events. That got me thinking about other fantasy series I would love to see on the big (or little!) screen.
The Lies of Locke Lamora | Scott Lynch
This would make such a good Continue reading “Pages to Screen | Top 5 Dream TV/Film Adaptations”
Happy Monday! Hope you all had a lovely weekend and are raring and ready to go. I thought I’d look at some of my favourite book covers to brighten the day.
To anyone who follows me on any social media, the first covers will not be a surprise… Continue reading “Book Covers | a few of my favourite things”
Another week, another Bookends! Happy reading.
This year I’m really enjoying picking up nonfiction. I studied history at university so after reading it non-stop for three years, I went the opposite way and only read fiction for a long time after I graduated. It’s slowly been seeping back into my normal reading life and Continue reading “Bookends | 27.07.18”
Looking for a wonderful blend of historical fiction and the fantastical? Well, look no further. Enter: The Parentations by Kate Mayfield. This epic novel spans the centuries, from Iceland in the 1700s to modern day London, we follow the sisters Fitzgerald and the Fowler family as their lives intertwine, sharing a deadly secret. A pool hidden deep in Iceland’s volcanic landscape grants those who drink from it eternal life – as long as they take the right dose. Gifted with sips of this magical elixir, our main characters must constantly adapt over the years, enduring the changing cultures and laws of London and the heartbreak near-immortality brings.
‘Immortality is no gift. In the absence of death, true darkness emerges…’
Continue reading “The Parentations | Kate Mayfield | a review”
Happy Monday, one and all! The internet is littered with ‘feel good’ quotes to get everyone motivated to seize the day, and after seeing what feels like the 100th I thought about some of my favourite book quotes. They’re not exactly carpe diem but I thought I’d share some of them with you. Enjoy!
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld – Patricia A McKillip Continue reading “Book Quotes | a few of my favourite things”