Lessons We Could Learn From Conor

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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.

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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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and months ago, Sarah told me I had to buy this book especially when we found a signed copy in Waterstones! It’s taken me ages to read it but I finally have and I’m so glad because it is probably up there with many of my favourite books.

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Under-Read and Over-Represented

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When i was looking over my shelves i realised that i have a lot of books by a lot of authors, but magically haven’t read too much buy them. I think a lot of people get in to the habit of buying books by popular authors and forgetting they have five other copies of their work, un-read on their shelves. I am definitely one of those people. It’s easy to get in to a habit of buying a lot of books by one author when you’ve heard they’re really good, you check a few months later and you have seven books by someone and haven’t read one. Here’s my under-read and over-represented list.

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Movie Adaptations in 2016

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2016 is set to bring us a whole heap of exciting movies that have been based on books. I’m not usually the kind of person who gets excited about movie releases, however there are some incredible books this year that I cannot wait to be brought to life on screen! Here’s a list of some of the most exciting ones that are due to be released in 2016 so you can get a head start and read the novels!

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10 Autumn and Halloween reads

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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!

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The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness


Book Review HeaderPatrick Ness is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. I recently read A Monster Calls (terribly late I know) so as soon as I noticed The Rest of Us Just Live Here in shops on its release date I knew that I had to read it soon. Patrick Ness is becoming my go-to author – that author that no matter what you’re going to buy their book when it’s released. You might not know anything about the story or if it’s actually any good, but you trust their writing so much you invest early! I can honestly say that I’m very very glad that I trusted my instincts with The Rest of Us Just Live Here.

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August 2015 Book Haul

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I have been on a book buying ban along with my father for about eight months now. This ban means that I cannot buy books at all with my own money (I can accept gifts or use gift vouchers to buy books) and if I was to buy a book I’d have to buy one for my father too. So far this has been a pretty successful deal as us tight arses don’t want to spend money buying books for each other! However as August brought a family holiday and the end of summer, the ban had been lifted and we were free to buy books until our hearts were content – or wallets were empty!

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