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November 2017

Adult Fiction Books Reviews

Evelina by Frances Burney

November 21, 2017

If you think back a few posts you might recall my slight tirade about Moll Flanders and its lack of chapters... Evelina also doesn't have chapters. Instead, it's written in letter form. A 'chapter' can be half a page or in some cases ten pages long. This I enjoyed far more than Moll simply because I could set a goal that wasn't "finish the novel" I was able…

Adult Fiction Books Reviews

Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

November 20, 2017

My first and main question is what kind of book has no chapters, no discernible breaks, just continuous prose? Granted this novel was originally published in 1722 but still. I think that's why I had such a hard time reading it. The story I loved, the characters I loved but the fact I couldn't sit and think I'll read three chapters tonight I didn't love...at all. It wasn't…

Books Wrap Ups

September Wrap Up

November 15, 2017

Slowly catching up...very slowly.  This is one of the best conclusions to a trilogy I've read in recent years. I went on an emotional journey with this book. A full on journey. My notes are covered in scribbles and corrections because with V.E Schwab you think you knew what was coming...then you don't. If you haven't read this series I highly, highly recommend it. Set in parallel Londons,…

Books Children's Fiction Reviews

The Creakers* by Tom Fletcher

November 12, 2017

I can see exactly why a child would love this. it's the perfect mix of cute and decidedly gross. There's definitely some potty humour but overall it has such a wonderful message. One day Lucy Dungston wakes up to find every adult in her town has disappeared. As you can imagine, without adults, chaos ensues. The only person that has some semblance of an idea of what to…

Beauty Makeup

Chocolate Glow

November 12, 2017

I <3 Make-up are one of those brands that have recently appeared and take inspiration from the higher end side of the make-up spectrum. This post isn't about whether it's right or not to do that. It's simply my thoughts on their Chocolate Glow palettes. From the off I think the packaging is cute but a little to girly/juvenile for my taste. Having the name of the brand…