Review: The Pisces by Melissa Broder

tpsPublication: May 1st 2018
Publisher: Hogarth Press
Pages:  270 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Psychological, Humour
My Rating: ⛤⛤.5

CONTENT WARNING: ANIMAL ABUSE

“I don’t know that we are ever really okay in life, but there are times when we feel closer to it – when we don’t remember what it feels like to suffer,” (Broder 41).

This book was a disappointment. I haven’t had a “don’t judge a book by its cover” moment in a long while so reading The Pisces was a good reminder of that. But can you really blame me? It was swimming around (HA) on bookstagram, and the vague knowledge I had of the book was that it was about a woman who falls in love with a merman. It sounded cool, and while that vague description isn’t wrong, the book has a lot more to it that doesn’t make it any more interesting. Continue reading

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Library Loot

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Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.

Happy Wednesday bookworms, it’s time for another Library Loot! It seems like my library holds just can’t stop, I keep getting more in, but luckily I’m keeping good track of them. Continue reading

Review: The Last Unicorn: The Lost Journey by Peter S. Beagle

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Publication: May 8th 2018
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Pages:  165 pages (PDF)
Source: ARC (Thanks Tachyon Publications!)
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher (Tachyon Publications) in exchange for an honest review. 

“What good is their fear to us? Let them
rather fear each other, as they do every minute they live, let them fear the world they make. They’ve never feared Hell as they fear their own lives” (Beagle 92).

Let me start by saying that getting the chance to receive and review this book was an honour itself. I adore Peter S. Beagle, have since I watched and fell in love with the movie The Last Unicorn as a little kid and later the novel when I was older. It’s a story that has stayed with me and in many ways has made me who I am today. But enough about me, let’s get on to the book. Continue reading

Movie Alert!

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Movie Alert is a book meme hosted by me to show trailers for different book to movie/tv show adaptions. Feel free to use it, just make sure to credit my blog!

Hi bookworms, time for a new feature called Movie Alert!

I’m trying to keep this blog active and add fun stuff to it when I can. I just feel like I’m not posting enough! This is probably the longest I’ve posted on this book blog without giving up on it for a few months, and I want to make sure it isn’t getting dull, hence Movie Alert!

Movie Alert! is a new book meme that shows trailers from different book to movie/tv show adaptions. I can’t promise it to be a weekly feature, but anytime I find a trailer for a book adaption coming out that gets me excited I’m going to share it on here! Continue reading

Library Loot

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Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.

Time for another Library Loot bookworms! I’ve actually been doing a pretty good job of finishing my library books in a pretty timely matter. Let’s see if I can keep it up (and reach my Goodreads Reading Goal for 2018!). This week I got two books The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James and The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley. Continue reading

Monthly Wrap-Up!

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Monthly Wrap-Up is a book meme hosted by Bookidote.

It’s my first Monthly Wrap-Up bookworms!

I’ve seen a lot of book blogs do this and I thought, why not give it a try? It would probably organize my blog a bit, give an idea about what I’ve done each month. The thing is the Monthly Wrap-Up is pretty vague, saying I can basically post whatever I want as long as I highlight the past month on my blog. So I’ve decided to focus on which books I’ve read and which I posted on my blog this month (and what’s to come!). Continue reading

Review: The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe

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Publication: 1958
Publisher: Penguin Books
Pages:  448 pages
Source: Bookmobile
Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adult Fiction, Classics
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤.5

“She was beginning to have that feeling that comes after midnight, of one’s thoughts opening out, flowering, groping out loud for some new discovery, some new truth that is really as old as all the hundreds of years girls have been confiding to one another in the relaxing intimacy of the night,” (Jaffe 52).

I stumbled upon The Best of Everything from; you guessed it, a Bustle article, which I again can’t find for some reason. I don’t know if Bustle articles just disappear after a while, if they don’t tag anything, or maybe I’m just hallucinating. Whatever it is it’s irrelevant, I found out about this book because of an article which talked about how relatable it is today and to the #MeToo movement and compared it as a much less dramatic Valley of the Dolls, and what an accurate description all of that is for this book. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme/feature created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted by The Artsy Reader

Happy Top Ten Tuesday bookworms! Sorry for being kind of absent last week, I got back from holidays and it took me a bit to get back into the swing of things, but I’m back now and queueing up a storm!

This week’s theme is Ten Books to Pull You Out of a Reading Slump. I chose ten of my personal favourite books that I’ve either re-read, want to re-read, or have stuck with me. Sometimes a book to pull you out of a reading slump is one that you can’t get out of your head, and here are some of mine! Continue reading