Month: September 2014

Feature: Monthly Round-up! September 2014

Feature: Monthly Round-up! September 2014

Monthly feature, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. So this month I officially moved back home. It’s strange to think that after five years I’m living at again. Not really sure I will like living at home but we will see! I also have been on my first archaeology dig in two years. I had actually forgotten how much I miss it. Although prehaps not the fact that I found nothing! And spend most of my time backfilling – yep Archaeology is always this glamorous! Currently reading: Reviews on the Blog: Eren by Simon P. Clark Age of Iron by Angus Watson The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman Cold in July by Joe R. Lansdale Station Eleven by Emily ST. John Mandel A Place for Us – Part Two by Harriet Evans The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks   Other Blog stuff:  It’s a Bookish Life – posted five quotes    Pastime Pleasures – explained why The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Princess Dairies are excellent books to while away the time.   I also talked about how, after nearly eight months (eep!) of blogging I have come to realise that it is […]

Bookish Gossip: Review Lenght

When I started this blog I was constantly worried at the length of the review. The questions I kept asking myself was is it too short? Have I said everything? What happens if I missed something vital? I never seemed to panic if the review was long, instead, in those situations I had a feeling of smug satisfaction, of achievement. I probably bored everyone half to death… Sometimes every I could say was said in 200 words, at University 200 words could be banged out within an hour, easily – unless I was procrastinating… But for a review it could (and still can) take an hour or two to figure out actually what I want to say.  To keep it relevant rather than going off on a long ramble. These rambles are never very coherent. Most of the time it is me going “Oh my day! This book is sooooo good! You have to read it, promise? It’s just amazing. Trust me you will understand when you read it.” Or if I don’t particularly like the book moaning about how rubbish it was. But at least here I keep it short and sweet: “It’s just rubbish, you know?” Over time, although […]

Review: Eren by Simon P. Clark

Posted September 25, 2014 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Eren by Simon P. Clark

I received this book for free from the Publisher/Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Eren by Simon P. Clark Series: Standalone Published by: Corsair on 18th September 2014 Genres: Children’s; Fantasy; Fiction; Young Adult Pages: 208 Format: Hardback Source: Publisher/Negalley Rating: **** About: ‘Tell the story to its end,’ says Eren with a grin. His yellow eyes are glowing like embers in the night. ‘When I reach the end,’ I say, ‘what happens? You’ll have the whole story.’ ‘Hmm,’ he says, looking at me and licking his lips with a dry, grey tongue. ‘What happens then? Why don’t we find out?’ People are keeping secrets from Oli. His mum has brought him to stay with his aunt and uncle in the countryside, but nobody will tell him why his dad isn’t with them. Where is he? Has something happened? Oli has a hundred questions, but then he finds a secret of his own: he discovers the creature that lives in the attic… Eren. Eren is not human. Eren is hungry for stories. Eren has been waiting for him. Sharing his stories with Eren, Oli starts to make sense of what’s happening downstairs with his family. But what if it’s […]

Review: Age of Iron by Angus Watson

Posted September 24, 2014 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Age of Iron by Angus Watson

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Age of Iron by Angus Watson Series: Iron Age #1 Published by: Orbit on 9th September 2014 Genres: Fantasy; Fiction; Historical Fiction Pages: 560 Format: Paperback Source: Publisher Rating: *** About: Bloodthirsty druids and battle-hardened Iron Age warriors collide in the biggest epic fantasy debut release of 2014. LEGENDS AREN’T BORN. THEY’RE FORGED. Dug Sealskinner is a down-on-his-luck mercenary travelling south to join up with King Zadar’s army. But he keeps rescuing the wrong people. First, Spring, a child he finds scavenging on the battlefield, and then Lowa, one of Zadar’s most fearsome warriors, who’s vowed revenge on the king for her sister’s execution. Now Dug’s on the wrong side of that thousands-strong army he hoped to join ­- and worse, Zadar has bloodthirsty druid magic on his side. All Dug has is his war hammer, one rescued child and one unpredictable, highly trained warrior with a lust for revenge that’s going to get them all killed . . . It’s a glorious day to die. Review: On the very first page of reading, I thought that this book was going to be a good even excellent […]