Tag: Bookworm

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Books I Want to Read But Can’t Afford to Buy…

…So I really should join the library Ugh there are so many books I want to read at the moment. I want them all and I really shouldn’t be buying any more books – in fact, I shouldn’t really buy new books at all. Except I want to support my local booksellers where I can, and I can’t walk past Waterstones without adding another … Read More Books I Want to Read But Can’t Afford to Buy…

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Cujo

I’ve spend most of this week feeling slightly bummed out and I swear to god it’s Stephen King’s fault. I know I’m way behind on Cujo’s story but I did not expect to end in such a devastating way – I guess that’s why it’s so effective. While you’ve got your eye firmly planted on Cujo, you don’t think about anything else. Most readers … Read More Cujo

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Helter Skelter

I feel I should pre-fix this post with a little disclaimer about true crime enthusiasm. I love true crime, my podcast list is peppered with real life stories of murder and horror – I can’t get enough and I’m not entirely sure why. Obviously I’m a massive horror fan but I feel that actual true life horror goes against why I love those movies … Read More Helter Skelter

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Rosemary’s Baby

It’s so stressful to read this book knowing how it all turns out! It is brilliant though and identical as far as I can see to Polanski’s (boo!) 1968 movie adaptation (which I reviewed here).

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Goodreads Reading Challenge 2019 and a New Reads List

The best thing about the new year is signing up to a new Goodreads Reading Challenge. So far, over the last few, I have failed to complete a single year – or if I’ve got anywhere near I wouldn’t know as I’ve failed to log the books I’ve read. There’s not much to the rules of the challenge to be honest. You input how … Read More Goodreads Reading Challenge 2019 and a New Reads List

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Eileen

Eileen is one of those novels that grips you to the final page but doesn’t quite give you the pay off you’re expecting. Not that you really mind when the character is as rounded as Eileen Dunlop. The writing here is so descriptive that Eileen practically pops off the page and this is the reason I really enjoyed it. The story goes a little … Read More Eileen

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Conversations with Friends

If Conversations with Friends were a film (and maybe it will be), I would describe it as ‘talky’. This is not a criticism because I like my entertainment peppered with well written dialogue, be it written word or on the screen. But they don’t half go on the central characters and literally do what it says on the tin. The story itself is quite … Read More Conversations with Friends

Rebecca (Book) Review

I know, I know, it’s criminal in some respects that I hadn’t read this before last month. It boasts everything I hold dear in literature (Gothic landscapes, strong women, drama, murder, suspense) and yet somehow I just never got round to it. It’s the same with Jane Austen, I feel close to the subject matter but I’ve never actually read any of it (sue … Read More Rebecca (Book) Review

Girl Gang: Stephen King Character Edition

Inspired as always by the brilliant Meghan Lightle and her Avengers Girl Gang, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the mighty female characters of Stephen King’s books. While some of his books are decidedly female-ccentric, it isn’t always the girls that get the glory. I’m here to round them up for my own personal girl gang needs. Beverly Marsh “I’m not afraid of … Read More Girl Gang: Stephen King Character Edition

The Woman in the Window (Book) Review

I read this book in tandem with my friend Heather and it was so much fun. We both raced through it in a couple of days and compared notes as we went. This book is impossible to put down, something authors are always quoted as saying for the cover of novels but in this case it’s true. Anna Fox is a shut in who … Read More The Woman in the Window (Book) Review

Weekly Digest

This week I am loving: The Fall I’m very late to this party but I’ve become obsessed. I’ve done the first two seasons already this weekend. Could being able to rinse an extraordinary amount of television within a tiny window of time be considered a super power? In The Fall, a strangler is terrorising Belfast with his sadistic woman-murdering ways. He has a very … Read More Weekly Digest

Weekly Digest

This week I am digging: Search Party, Season Two One of my favourite shows is back and I found out BY ACCIDENT! So I spend a whole weekend rinsing the second season and it was dark and funny – and a perfect reminder of how much I love the characters in the first place. I’m going to give this show a post of its … Read More Weekly Digest