There are so very few fathers or father figures in novels that make a big impact, and it’s quite sad. I really wish there were more fathers involved in novels, they can be such a figure of support and make me really happy when i read about their relationship with their children. I always like the fathers in novels that remind me the most of my dad, I think I like reading about him personified in to different characters. Well here is my little list of my favourite fathers or father figures in novels!
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We are coming to you again with another read-along! We love having read-alongs on this blog and getting all our friends involved with reading some of our favourite or most anticipated books! (That’s kind of a lie, we nag them all until they join in.) This time we will be reading How To Be Both by Ali Smith!
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I’ve been excited about this top 5 wednesday for quite a while! I love learning new names in books and finding characters with incredible new names that I would have never thought of myself. Finding all these exciting names gets me excited to read, there’s something about reading an unusual name which makes reading a lot better.
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Title: Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison
Author: Piper Kerman
Genre: Non-fiction, Memoir
Publication Date: 2010
With her career, live-in boyfriend and loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the rebellious young woman who, over a decade ago, got mixed up with drug runners and delivered a suitcase of drug money to Europe. But when she least expects it, her reckless past catches up with her: convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at an infamous women’s prison in Connecticut, Piper becomes inmate #11187-424. From her first strip search to her final release, she learns to navigate this strange world with its arbitrary rules and codes, its unpredictable, even dangerous relationships. And she meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with tokens of generosity, hard truths and simple acts of acceptance.
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So far in 2016 i’ve had some really great reading months, and i’m personally very happy with the amount of reading that i’ve achieved (and how much i’ve lowered my TBR pile)! I May has been no different. I’ve managed to read a hefty amount for myself again, and i’m keeping on top of my reading and enjoying my new found freedom of no longer being a university student and being swamped with assignments. Here’s to summer reading!
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Always With Love has been one of my most (if not the most) anticipated novels of 2016 for me. I’m in love with Giovanna’s stories and the way she tells these tales of real people in real situations. You simply cannot help but love her writing style.
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This weeks Top 5 Wednesday post is the top 5 songs that you associate with certain books. This can be something that is a part of the movie adaptation of the book, a song you were listening to at the time of reading, a song that fits with a tone of a book or lyrics that match the story. I personally do not really associate songs to books because I cannot listen to music while I read at all, but I thought this might be interesting. I tend to associate music to time periods in my life and events, I’m not sure how this will work with books!
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