It was my third year at YALC this year, and my second year doing the full weekend. I always have such a fun time with my friends, being surrounded by books and meeting fab authors. I wanted to write an honest post about my YALC experience this year which was wonderful fun with just a couple of issues. Continue reading
I feel like there is often quite a bit of snobbery surrounding adaptations. There’s a constant thought of the book always being better than the film, often said before the film has even been released. I’ve felt like this for a long, long time and many aspects of the idea annoy me a bit! I decided to write this post after watching Charlotte’s (WonderfullyBookish) video on unpopular opinions and this came up as one. Continue reading
I read Thirteen Reasons Why not so long ago, and enjoyed the story. The writing was okay and it had a unique twist on a teen suffering with mental health issues, being told from someone else’s point of view. However, recently the Netflix adaptation has been released and watched by millions, spreading this story further.
Working in a charity book shop (and have been doing for many years) means that you end up seeing the same books, over and over again. We are a shop run on donations. All the stock we receive is from the public kindly bringing that in to us to be able to sell and raise money. However, there are certain times when you’re sorting through piles of books that you want to tear out your hair. You’re literally begging for something interesting and different.
Quite a lot of controversy has risen in the last few days regarding Zoe Sugg and her ability to decline children’s literacy skills. An article written by the Daily Mail (boo) and followed up by The Guardian has been floating around which claims Zoella is in fact to blame for children sticking to ‘basic books’ instead of challenging themselves int he reading field.
There is not often a time in which i have to stop reading a book because of its utter ridiculousness. I’m rather tolerant of many things in novels, because after all, it’s just fiction. For example i have happily enjoyed the story-lines of the Fifty Shades Of Grey series because i can separate that extravagant story from real life. That is the beauty of fiction, none of it is real. However Skin Deep by Lauren Jarrett is one of the few books i’ve found so disgusting that i’ve had to stop reading mid way.