Podcast Series: Banging Book Club

podcasts21850438_1520819274632326_812381928_n.jpgPodcasts are something I never thought I’d be into. I’ve always thought of myself as a very visual and active learner who struggles with just audio as I get distracted with what to do at the same time as listening because I can’t focus on purely audio so I’ve never really given podcasts a fair chance. Recently however, I changed that and wow am I glad! I still have to be doing something while I listen – for example, at my current job we spend quite a while cleaning after the shop shuts, so that’s perfect. Walking or doing my make up are another couple of times I like to listen and can focus. So if you struggle like me with just audio, maybe try listening while doing something else which doesn’t need much focus!

I’m going to do a series of posts on podcasts; recommendations, reviews, read-alongs, those sort of things. First up has to be the whole reason I decided to give podcasts a go; Banging Book Club!

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Beauty And The Beast Novels

As many of you will know, the release of the new live-action Beauty And The Beast movie starring Emma Watson was released last week. So much hype has been around this movie, and as i’ve seen it, i can say personally i found it to be the best live-action movie Disney have made. However, because there’s a lot of hype around the story now, many books have been released either with the original story or new versions, spin offs and whatever else you can imagine starring Belle. Keep reading for some of the magical Disney books that have been released in the last few weeks!

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Books I’m Trash For

Every reader has those trashy books that they are complete trash for (could there have been a more ‘internet’ sentence ever spoken?) I’m one of those people who gets really in to books, and adore every single little bit of them. I’m also one of those people where these books are usually completely awful. They usually have bad characters or story-lines or are just a bit dry in general. However i always go away absolutely loving them. The ‘urban-dictionary’ meaning for ‘Trash’ is something that you base your existence on, more than just a fan of that thing. So here are some of the books that i have gladly given my soul and all of my money too.

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The Christmasarus by Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher seems like the man of many (many) talents at the moment. He started his career as a musician, he then became an author of childrens picture books, an author of a childrens novel…which then went in to production for a movie…which now is a stage show! There is literally no end to his talents, and it all started with the humble Christmasaurus.

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Winter Recommendations

Everyone loves to read in the winter time! It’s the perfect excuse to get cuddled up with a book and a blanket, probably a cup of tea and read a book in one sitting! Last year we compiled a list of the books that are best to read in the winter time, you can see that post HERE. This year i’ve taken it upon myself to create a new list of books that i think you should all read in the winter time. These are books that you can cuddle up with, some of them will make you happy and mushy in time for Christmas, and some of them are chilling for the colder nights. Either way, you’ll find something you love!

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Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets Illustrated Edition

The illustrated edition of Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets has recently been released. It was announced last year that a new illustrated edition of the novels will be released over the next seven years, one a year. 2015 saw the release of The Philosophers Stone and 2016 we have had The Chamber Of Secrets. These novels are the perfect addition to any Harry Potter lovers book shelf. I received mine in the post yesterday so here’s a little sneak peek of what’s inside.

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Books You Should Probably Pre-Order

The next few months seem to be very exciting for new and upcoming books. I never thought i’d have such a busy September, October and November with new releases, but everyone seems to be releasing books at the moment! There are some that i cannot wait to get my hands on. Nicola Yoon, Lauren Oliver and Ransom Riggs are all releasing titles before the year is up. Here is a little list of books that i’m excited about, and you should keep on your radar.  Continue reading