Month: November 2014

Feature: Monthly Round-up! November 2014

Feature: Monthly Round-up! November 2014

Monthly feature, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. November has flown by! Not really sure what I have been doing this month. There have been lots of seeing the family and going out. And I have been trying to keep up with Uni work. Which for some subjects is better than others. I also increased my Goodreads challenge from 100 books to 110 as I had completed it. I think this is the fourth increase I’ve done this year. Lets’ hope its the last! Currently reading: Reviews on the Blog: I will Marry George Clooney (… by Christmas) by Tracy Bloom Precious Thing by Colette McBeth Waiting for Doggo  by Mark B. Mills The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith The Prophecy of Bees  by R. S. Pateman Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson Paper Swans by Jessica Thompson The Oyster Catcher by Jo Thomas A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall Written in the Blood by Stephen Lloyd Jones  A Special Delivery by Clare Dowling   Blog Tours: ‘Oyster Facts’ from Jo Thomas, author of The Oyster Catcher   Q&A with Clare Dowling, author of A Special Delivery   Q&A with Stephen Lloyd […]

Feature: Pastime Pleasures #21- Angus Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging

Feature: Pastime Pleasures #21-  Angus Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging

Welcome to my  feature, Pastime Pleasures, posted every other Friday. Here I will look at books that have given me great pleasure in the past. These are books I can read over and over again. The only rule is that the book must have been published five or more years ago. Georgia is a very funny and very frank teenager. Georgia is an incredibly self-centered  and vain teen who is also prone to exaggeration and finds herself in the most ridiculous situations. Written in a diary style Georgia talks about anything that crosses her mind from her parents to shaving off her eyebrows, her massive cat and boys. Obviously. What works is that Georgia is extremely honest. The situations she finds herself in, are life-changing (in her mind) problems – like her cat Angus attempting to eat next-doors poodle. To sort these situations out Georgia has a plan and it is so going to work – it doesn’t matter how preposterous these schemes are. They will work. If you ever feel like you need a pick me up then Angus, Thongs and Full-frontal Snogging is for you! Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and […]

Bookish Gossip: How much are you willing to pay for a second-hand book?

This week I want to know how much are you willing to pay for a second-hand book? Once a week I volunteer at a local Charity shop. It’s fun and I get to meet a lot of lovely people. Also each day is different which means that I do a different job each week. This week it was pricing and sorting the books that had been donated. The Charity shop has a general system for books, where the average is £1.99 for a good paperback and £2.99 for a hardback in good condition. Books start at a mere 59p! And all prices end in 59 or 99. These numbers vary depending on the thickness of the book, the state it is in and occasional (but rarely) what edition it is. But that’s enough waffle. Back to the question at hand, how much are you willing to pay for a second-hand book? Before working in the Charity shop I never really thought about how much I was willing to pay. The Charity shop was cheaper than the actual bookstore, I was doing a good deed and the end result was a lot more books. It was kind of a win-win situation. There’s always little […]

Review: I will Marry George Clooney (… by Christmas) by Tracy Bloom

Posted November 26, 2014 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: I will Marry George Clooney (… by Christmas) by Tracy Bloom

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I will Marry George Clooney (… by Christmas) by Tracy Bloom Series: Standalone Published by: Random House UK, Cornerstone on 9th October 2014 Genres: Chick-lit; Fiction Pages: 375 Format: E-arc Source: Netgalley Rating: *** About: A brand new very funny Christmas novel, from the bestselling author of No-One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday and Single Woman Seeks Revenge. There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only answer is to marry George Clooney. For Michelle, that time is now. Slogging her guts out in a chicken factory whilst single-handedly bringing up a teenager who hates her is far from the life that 36-year-old Michelle had planned. But marrying the most eligible man on the planet by Christmas could change all that, couldn’t it? Sometimes your only option is to dream the impossible – because you never know where it might take you. Review: When I saw this title I just had to laugh, I knew at that moment that would be reading this book. I loved the idea that you should follow your dreams no matter how improbable, unrealistic or unlikely it is for […]

Review: Precious Thing by Colette McBeth

Posted November 25, 2014 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Precious Thing by Colette McBeth

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. Precious Thing by Colette McBeth Series: Standalone Published by: Headline Review on 10th April 2014 Genres: Contemporary; Fiction; Mystery; Thriller Pages: 384 Format: Paperback Source: Publisher Rating: **** About: Remember the person you sat next to on your first day at school? Still your best friend? Or disappeared from your life for good? Some friendships fizzle out. Rachel and Clara promised theirs would last for ever. They met when Rachel was the new girl in class and Clara was the friend everyone wanted. Now in their late twenties Rachel has everything while Clara’s life is spiralling further out of control. Then Clara vanishes. Imagine discovering something about your oldest friend that forces you to question everything you’ve shared together. The truth is always there. But only if you choose to see it. Review: Precious Thing is told from the point of view of Rachel, with the story changing between the adult Clara and Rachel and how they were as children. Comparing to Gone Girl  is a huge mistake, the only similarity is that they are about two people whose lives are entwined and who despite being close before, have […]