BEDM: Popular Culture References in Books

Popular culture references are something that cannot be avoided. They’re everywhere and we make them in day to day life more than we’d imagine. They are popping up in songs, movies and even more commonly, books.

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BEDM: My Conflicting Thoughts on Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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fangirlI updated this a little on our blog twitter and on my own personal one too. However I really needed to do a post to air all this out. I started reading Fangirl because everyone was talking about it (still! A few years after publication!) so I thought it must be amazing. I’d definitely say it’s one of the most well loved YA books of our generation. Continue reading

Top 5 Books You Wish Had Sequels

There comes a time in every readers life when they read a really great novel, go to Amazon to buy the sequel, only to realise that it is in fact just a stand-alone. The horror we all feel. Luckily this weeks Top 5 Wednesday gives us a release of those emotions that left us hanging on the edge of a cliff because all we wanted was to find out if they stay together in the end!

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October Wrap-Up

October my first month back at University full time, as a result my third year work has started to pile up! This has sadly meant that I haven’t had much time to read for pleasure (text books definitely do NOT count even if you love your subject.) That being said I’ve managed to get through quite a few of books that I wanted to get to this month and managed to read 5 in total before our Halloween Read-Along started!

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FANGIRL BY RAINBOW ROWELL REVIEW!

Title: Fangirl

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Genre: YA, Romance

Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books

Publication Date: 10th September 2013

Pages: 480

Summery Cath and Wren are identical twins, and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they’re off to university and Wren’s decided she doesn’t want to be one half of a pair any more – she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It’s not so easy for Cath. She’s horribly shy and has always buried herself in the fan fiction she writes, where she always knows exactly what to say and can write a romance far more intense than anything she’s experienced in real life.

Without Wren Cath is completely on her own and totally outside her comfort zone. She’s got a surly room-mate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

Now Cath has to decide whether she’s ready to open her heart to new people and new experiences, and she’s realizing that there’s more to learn about love than she ever thought possible . . .

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