Have you ever read a book that you wished was written completely differently? There were so many times in Polite Society when I wished that the story went in a different direction, rather than being confined to the plot of Jane Austen's Emma. And it was those moments of originality that made this an enjoyable read, whereas the rest made it feel more empty and stifled.
Month: August 2019
Weekly Wrap Up (19-25/08/19)
It's been a long week for me this week. I had a few free days at the start of the week (hooray summer holiday) and then had to travel back to London last Thursday to help with GCSE Results Day. I stayed with a work colleague in London on Thursday, then my final day of… Continue reading Weekly Wrap Up (19-25/08/19)
The Blogger Recognition Award Tag
I've been kindly nominated by Emer @A Little Haze Book Blog for this award.
Review: The Art of Taxidermy by Sharon Kernot
I had very little idea about what this book would involve (apparently I requested it based on the cover - oops) but that meant that I adored it even more. I powered through it in a single evening and every word was wonderful.
Review: Widow’s Welcome by D. K. Fields
There's power in stories and this is a story of power. Now that's quite a Hook and, if you read Widow's Welcome, you'll come to realise why the Hook is just as important as the story itself.
Review: Mooncakes written by Suzanne Walker, illustrated by Wendy Xu
Mooncakes was cute, funny, beautifully illustrated and just an incredibly heart-warming read. I took a brief break from the book that I'm currently reading and it was completely worth it for this lovely graphic novel.
Weekly Wrap Up (12-18/08/19)
It's been a slightly quieter week this week (and I've definitely not beaten the 13 books listed last week!) but I've got some exciting new ARCs to read, and a decision to make about what I'm currently reading.
Review: The Sword Saint (Empire of Salt #3) by C. F. Iggulden
I think the fact that I finished reading this book at few days ago, but didn't sit down and write the review immediately, speaks for itself. And I'm a little sad that this series finished so anticlimatically when I'd really enjoyed Books 1 and 2 - I was just expecting a little more at the end.
Weekly Wrap Up (5-11/08/19)
I thought I would finally put together one of these weekly wrap up posts. I'm currently on my summer holidays AND I've just moved house, so a lot of this week has been spent settling into the area, picking up random bits of paid work and just enjoying a slightly nicer lifestyle!
July Wrap Up
Is it too late for a short July wrap up?