Month: October 2015

Review: The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis

Posted October 26, 2015 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis

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. The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis Series: Standalone Published by: Disney-Hyperion on 8 September 2015 Genres: Contemporary; Fiction; Young Adult Pages: 336 Format: E-book  Source: Netgalley Rating: **** About: Maggie Sanders might be blind, but she won’t invite anyone to her pity party. Ever since losing her sight six months ago, Maggie’s rebellious streak has taken on a life of its own, culminating with an elaborate school prank. Maggie called it genius. The judge called it illegal. Now Maggie has a probation officer. But she isn’t interested in rehabilitation, not when she’s still mourning the loss of her professional-soccer dreams, and furious at her so-called friends, who lost interest in her as soon as she could no longer lead the team to victory. Then Maggie’s whole world is turned upside down. Somehow, incredibly, she can see again. But only one person: Ben, a precocious ten-year-old unlike anyone she’s ever met.Ben’s life isn’t easy, but he doesn’t see limits, only possibilities. After awhile, Maggie starts to realize that losing her sight doesn’t have to mean losing everything she dreamed of. Even if what […]

Review: The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Lisa Dickenson

Posted October 22, 2015 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Lisa Dickenson

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.   The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Lisa Dickenson Series: Standalone Published by: Sphere on 22nd October 2015 Genres: Chick-lit; Christmas;  Fiction; Romance Pages: 384 Format: Paperback / E-arc Source: Publisher / Netgalley Rating: **** About: *WINNER OF THE NOVELICIOUS DEBUT OF THE YEAR AWARD* At thirty, Claudia’s life is stale and the romance with long-term boyfriend, Seth, has disappeared. Determined to inject some festive spark back into their love life, Claudia and Seth go on their first date in a very long time. But when the night ends in disaster, Claudia suddenly finds herself facing life – and Christmas – alone. Life alone is exciting, scary and full of soon-forgotten exercise regimes and ill-advised attempts at crafting sexy underwear. It’s also filling up with dates, surprisingly. With best friends Penny and Nick at her side, a surplus of festive markets, mulled wine and Christmas tunes, Claudia attempts to face all this change with gusto. One thing’s for certain: this year, Christmas is going to be very different . . . This is the story of Claudia and her twelve dates of Christmas. […]

Review: See Me by Nicholas Sparks

Posted October 21, 2015 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: See Me by Nicholas Sparks

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. See Me by Nicholas Sparks Series: Standalone Published by: Sphere on 11th September 2014 Genres: Chick-lit; Contemporary; Fiction; Romance; Mystery Pages: 496 Format: Paperback Source: Publisher Rating: **** About: #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with another classic love story of second chances and love tested. Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. At 28, he’s focused only on walking a straight line — getting his teaching degree, working out at the gym religiously, and avoiding all the places and people that proved so destructive in his earlier life. The last thing he’s looking for is a serious relationship. But when Maria Sanchez crosses paths with him on a rainswept night in North Carolina, his plans are upended in a way that will rattle the foundations of his carefully structured life. As for Maria, the hardworking lawyer and daughter of Mexican immigrants, Colin will challenge every notion she’s ever had about herself and her future, making her question what truly makes her happy. Before the couple has a chance to envision what a life together might look like, however, menacing reminders […]

Bookish Gossip – 5 Reasons Why Sometimes Not Reading is Better Than Reading

Posted October 6, 2015 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm / 1 Comment

1) The Story will Never Disappoint You! You’re really excited about the book, everybody has loved the book, and finally you have the opportunity to read it. There’s that flutter of excitement, your family is banned from speaking to you. Only for you to be left feeling disappointed.  2) You’ll Never Get to the Ending You have 50 pages till the end, now 30, now 5? Your heart is being ripped out and you’re a sobbing mess, but you don’t want that to happen. This book is not allowed to end. How are you going to fill that hole afterwards?  The answer is simple, if you don’t read the book, this won’t happen and therefore you have nothing to worry about. 3) You’ll Never Regret Reading That Book Yep if you don’t read it you’ll never have to worry about wasting precious reading time.  This is especially true of books that people seem to love and you keep reading hoping that it will get better and it never does? Leaving you feeling bitter? And then there’s that realisation that you now have one less chance to read a completely epic read. SOB 4) That Anticipatory Feeling? That one with butterflies in […]

Feature: Monthly Round-up! September 2015

Monthly feature, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. Why why are the months flying by?! Some how September has disappeared before my very eyes. But it has been an incredible busy month as I have started a new job and only feel like I am just settling in. It’s funny how something new can upset and change routine. But I have to say I’m excited to the first two weeks of October because I am volunteering at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, which I am so excited to be going to. I’m just trying to organise everything so it is all sorted before I go there for the next two weeks 🙂 Currently reading: Reviews: A Parcel for Anna Browne by Miranda Dickinson Christmas at Lilac Cottage by Holly Martin Legion: Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson The Good Neighbour by Beth Miller Twelve Kings by Bradley P. Beaulieu Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith Burnt Paper Sky by Gilly Macmillan Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon Blog Tours: This month I didn’t participate in any blog tours but I can promise you I have exciting things planned […]