This months ‘Lessons We Can Learn From…’ post is celebrating the release of A Monster Calls in cinemas. The novel penned by Patrick Ness, has been a huge success, resulting in numerous awards, reprints, book club editions and now a screen version so that everyone can enjoy this wonderfully fantastic story.
I have been a blogger for coming up to two years now and i don’t want to sound massively cliched, but what a wild ride it’s been. I started this blog as somewhere i could discuss my thoughts on my favourite books, somewhere i could share my opinions with my close friends and just a way to vent about characters, stories or plots i loved or hated. It was a way to communicate my thoughts without anyone really listening.
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.
I really did hope that my wrap-up in November would be a lot better, i thought with Christmas nearing (and our Christmas read-along) it would push me to get as much read as possible. In reality, i’ve been in a bit of a reading slump and have had a very unusually busy social life, leaving very little time to get stuck in to a book. Here are the few books that i managed to pick up this month.
One of the worst things that a book lover can come across is the extremely inaccurate book covers. By this, I mean the book covers that just don’t match up to the story inside them. This usually works two ways. One being that the cover is god awful, you don’t want to pick it up but find out that the story inside is incredible. And the second being that the cover of the book is so intriguing and beautiful that you have to pick the book up, and it’s absolutely shocking inside. Here are my top 5 very inaccurate book covers.
I, very wonderfully, had the opportunity to attend the first book signing of The Christmasaurus yesterday in Manchester. It was a fun filled Christmas wonderland packed in to a corner of Waterstones (and in October!) and a great event to kick start Tom’s promotion for his first novel.
Title: Alice and the Fly
Author: James Rice
Genre: Contemporary, Mental Health
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Publication Date: 27 Aug. 2015
Summary: Miss Hayes has a new theory. She thinks my condition’s caused by some traumatic incident from my past I keep deep-rooted in my mind. As soon as I come clean I’ll flood out all these tears and it’ll all be ok and I won’t be scared of Them anymore. The truth is I can’t think of any single traumatic childhood incident to tell her. I mean, there are plenty of bad memories – Herb’s death, or the time I bit the hole in my tongue, or Finners Island, out on the boat with Sarah – but none of these are what caused the phobia. I’ve always had it. It’s Them. I’m just scared of Them. It’s that simple.