I first read The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky back in 2012 just before the movie was released. I read it with my then seventeen year old naïve mind. Recently I have been deciding what text I want to study for my dissertation (I was between Perks or The Catcher in the Rye) so I figured it was about time to reread Perks to refresh my memory and make a decision.
This weekend has been the first time in a while that I’ve had a little book splurge. When I say ‘little’ I mean that I got all of these books for under £10! Absolute bargain. So I honestly couldn’t resist buying these when I stumbled upon them. I have plenty of other books that I’m prioritising over these ones sadly, as I’m super excited about a few of them. I have my end of the year TBR and the Read-Along coming up for Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children, meaning I don’t have time to start them soon! However the deals were just too good to pass up.
Yesterday the day was officially upon us, it was the release of the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and Philosophers Stone! Continue reading
I first found the Literary Emporium when Carrie Fletcher posted on Instagram about some of their amazing pieces. Ever since I’ve been hooked on their bookish items and keep regularly checking their website for updates. It’s a constant struggle being a student with little money because it means that I can’t buy all the lovely items that I really want. But receiving them after waiting is so satisfying! The Literary Emporium is definitely one of my favourite online shops, they make me want to dress head to toe in books (I’m not entirely sure that’s socially acceptable sadly!)
MY FAVOURITE TIME OF THE YEAR HAS ARRIVED! There are so many reasons to be excited about Autumn reading: rainy days for curling up with a cup of tea, blanket and a book, ditching those summer contemporary’s for fitting Halloween reads and those darker nights perfect for going to bed early with a book! The excitement never really does end for Autumn reading, so here are some books that I think are absolutely perfect for my favourite season of reading!
Title: Cloud Atlas
Author: David Mitchell
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Fantasy
Publication Date: March 2004
Summary: ‘Souls cross ages like clouds cross skies…’
Six interlocking lives – one amazing adventure. In a narrative that circles the globe and reaches from 19th century to a post-apocalyptic future, David Mitchell erases the boundaries of time, genre and language to offer an enthralling vision of humanity’s will to power, and where it will lead us.
Being a Uni student it means I have an extortionate amount of time off in the summer. Unlike the rest of my peers who spend these months having a social life, I become a hermit and read. This summer I’ve managed to read a total of nine books at the time of writing this. Continue reading