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 Review

monsterTitle: A Monster Calls

Author: Patrick Ness

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Contemporary

Publication Date: 6th September 2012

Publisher: Walker

Pages: 240

Summary: The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting, the one from the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…
This monster is something different, something ancient, something wild. And it wants the truth.
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Under-Read and Over-Represented

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

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 REVIEW!

Title: The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Author: Patrick Ness

Genre: Young Adult, Science-Fiction, Paranormal

Publisher: Walker Books

Publication Date: 27th August 2015

Pages: 352

Summery : What if you weren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you were like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend might just be the God of mountain lions…

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August 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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