Our LGBTQ+ Book Club is back and raring to go! We hadn’t stopped but we had a period where we intermittently did them rather than once a month. However, we have planned and organised and we are ready and very excited to be back in the swing of things. Last month we read Carol by Patricia Highsmith – keep reading to find out what we spoke about as well as what we are reading for our February meeting! Anyone is welcome to join us.Continue reading “Jan 2021 LGBTQ+ Book Club – Carol by Patricia Highsmith”
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro has been one of my favourite books for many years now – the film is also a favourite of mine! It’s a story I think about fairly often and the three main characters have stayed with me, always feeling very real and unforgettable. I recently reread the book which I think is the third time I have read it now and wanted to give a review as I don’t think I have ever reviewed this novel before! Continue reading “Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro”
I recently made a post about the tropes that i actually really enjoy in books, surprisingly, there are some that i really do enjoy. Tropes are incredibly cliched, and in some ways, every single book has some kind of trope in it. Because i’ve already talked about ones that i actually like (and because this list is probably longer), i wanted to talk about the ones that i hate.
The UK YA Blogger Awards were started in 2015 by author Andy Robb. They were created in recognition of the support, publicity and appreciation given to authors and publishers by the book-blogging community. Each year bloggers are voted for by authors and publishers and even fellow bloggers occasionally.
Young adult novels are very new to the world of fiction. Teen books have been around for quite some time now, with the first book aimed at teenagers released in the 1950’s. However, the term ‘young adult’ is a very new concept that has been introduced since more and more teenagers are reading and becoming invested in the stories told by other teenagers.
I spent a lot of my teenage years centred around FanFiction. I was involved in a lot of different fanbases, that had massive followings online, i also loved to read and write, which all led to me spending hours and hours sat at a computer. FanFiction is a wonderful thing that’s grown and grown since i was a kid. It means even TV shows and bands that aren’t around can be carried on with FanFiction, along with current obsessions being escalated.
This weeks Top 5 Wednesday is the 5 books that have taken me the longest to finish. Now i’m a slow reader to start with, however we all have books that are so dull or we’re so bored by them that they take us so long to read! I tend to read half of a book, get bored and then continue months later after dipping in every so often. I hate being a slow reader, but when reading a book is an uphill battle, it gets a little harder!