Can you quite believe it’s been 2 years since little Jenny in Neverland was born? I sure can’t. These two years have gone so quickly and it seems like only yesterday I was sitting here writing my post for my 1st blogoversary! Continue reading
Author: Ned Vizzini
Blurb: Ambitious New York City teenager Craig Gilner is determined to succeed at life – which means getting into the right high school to get into the right job. But once Craig aces his way into Manhattan’s Executive Pre-Professional High School, the pressure becomes unbearable. He stops eating and sleeping until, one night, he nearly kills himself.
Craig’s suicidal episode gets him checked into a mental hospital, where his new neighbors include a transsexual sex addict, a girl who has scarred her own face with scissors, and the self-elected President Armelio. There, Craig is finally able to confront the sources of his anxiety.
Ned Vizzini, who himself spent time in a psychiatric hospital, has created a remarkably moving tale about the sometimes unexpected road to happiness. Continue reading
Books are so much more to us than just words on a page. I’m sure all bookworms have their all-time favourite books which are special to them in their own way, so today I want to talk about a few of my favourites and why they mean so much to me! Continue reading
So this probably won’t be the most professional cover reveal you’ve ever seen but quite frankly I don’t care because it’s not every day you can tell people that your best friend has a novel being published! “Just The Way You Are” is the debut novel by Lynsey James and today is super exciting because her, Carina UK and a bunch of bloggers get to reveal the beautiful cover!
I only met Lynsey around the end of 2013, through Twitter when we both had an interest in dogs. We started chatting more and more and by April last year, it was pretty obvious that we’d developed an extremely close friendship. I am so incredibly proud of her in getting a book deal, especially with Carina UK as they are such a fantastic publishers. She puts her heart and soul into her writing and it’s amazing to see her dream finally coming true! Anyway, onto the cover! Continue reading
Earlier this year, Becca from Beccas Books and Tay from Chicks That Read announced The Book Blogger Awards; different categories in which you vote for your favourite book blogger who fits under that category. It was a lot of fun and got a lot of buzz around the book blogging community and on the 11th and 12th March they announced the winners and…
I won an award!
Last month, author Holly Martin posted this photo on Twitter and just the other week, it was half 11 at night at after being up for 14 and a half hours, I was still on my laptop finishing up the current book review I was writing. It got me thinking about how much time actually goes into book reviewing; not just writing the review but the whole process from beginning to end. Especially considering book bloggers don’t get paid a penny to do it. Continue reading
Author: Hannah Beckerman
2015 Reading Challenge Category: A Book That Made Me Cry
Blurb: The end was just the beginning…
Rachel, Max and their daughter Ellie had the perfect life – until the night Rachel’s heart stopped beating.
Now Max and Ellie are doing their best to adapt to life without Rachel, and just as her family can’t forget her, Rachel can’t quite let go of them either. Caught in a place between worlds, Rachel watches helplessly as she begins to fade from their lives. And when Max is persuaded by family and friends to start dating again, Rachel starts to understand that dying was just the beginning of her problems.
As Rachel grieves for the life she’s lost and the life she’ll never lead, she learns that sometimes the thing that breaks your heart might be the very thing you hope for. Continue reading
Author: Cameron Jace
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Blurb: After accidentally killing everyone in her class, Alice Wonder is now a patient in the Radcliffe Lunatic Asylum. No one doubts her insanity. Only a hookah-smoking professor believes otherwise; that he can prove her sanity by decoding Lewis Carroll’s paintings, photographs, and find Wonderland’s real whereabouts. Professor Caterpillar persuades the asylum that Alice can save lives and catch the wonderland monsters now reincarnated in modern day criminals. In order to do so, Alice leads a double life: an Oxford university student by day, a mad girl in an asylum by night.
The line between sanity and insanity thins when she meets Jack Diamond, an arrogant college student who believes that nonsense is an actual science. Continue reading