Month: January 2016

Monthly Round-up! January 2016

Posted January 31, 2016 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm / 0 Comments
Monthly Round-up! January 2016

Monthly feature, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. Currently reading: Reviews: You and Me, Always by Jill Mansell Occupy Me by Tricia Sullivan Beside Myself by Ann Morgan Blog Tours: No Blog Tours this month! Bookish Gossip: I wrote about Some of My Anticipated Reads of 2016. I tried to spread it out throughout the year and ended up with six books that I am very excited to read about. At the beginning of the month I set myself 6 goals / targets for the year as part of my New Year Bookish Resolutions. I think that these goals are achievable but we will see how I’m doing in the middle of the year. Book vs. Film: Again I failed my promises, I’m so sorry guys. Pastime Pleasures: No Pastime Pleasure this month, but I do know which book I’d like to recommend. Challenges: A new year and a new challenge. This year I am participating in the movie musical challenge hosted by Bookish Whimsy. For this year I’ve picked 15 musicals that I am yet to see. I’ve started the challenge already by watching South Pacific and the review for that will be up next […]

Review: You and Me, Always by Jill Mansell

Posted January 29, 2016 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: You and Me, Always by Jill Mansell

I received this book for free from Netgalley / the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. You and Me, Always by Jill Mansell Series: Standalone Published by: Headline Review on 28th January 2016 Genres: Chick-lit; Contemporary; Fiction Pages: 368 Format: E-arc / Hardback Source: Netgalley / Publisher Rating: ***** About:  From the bestselling author of THREE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT YOU and THE ONE YOU REALLY WANT comes a deliciously romantic and poignant read about love, loss and how nothing can stay hidden for ever… If you love the novels of Cathy Kelly and Sophie Kinsella, you won’t want to miss Jill Mansell. On the morning of Lily’s twenty-fifth birthday, it’s time to open the very last letter written to her by her beloved mother, who died when she was eight. Learning more about the first and only real love of her mum’s life is a revelation. On the same day, Lily also meets Eddie Tessler, a man fleeing fame who just might have the ability to change her world in unimaginable ways. But her childhood friend Dan has his own reasons for not wanting Lily to get too carried away by Eddie’s attentions. Before long, secrets begin to emerge and […]

Introducing: Movie Musical Challenge!

Introducing: Movie Musical Challenge!

  I love musicals and so what better way, or what better excuse to watch musicals, than to set a challenge for the year, the challenge is run by Bookish Whimsy and anyone can join (follow this link). Over the year I’m aiming to watch the 15 musicals below. I’m not watching them in any particular order but I do plan to review each musical as I watch them. I picked these particular musicals as they are a small selection of the ones I’ve yet to see.  I’m not watching them in any particular order but I do plan to review each musical as I watch them. 1. Oklahoma (1955) 2. South Pacific (1958) 3. Kiss Me Kate (1953) 4. White Christmas (1954) 5. Easter Parade (1948) 6. The Gay Divorcee (1934) 7. High Society (1956) 8. Singin’ in the Rain (1952) 9. West Side Story (1961) 10. Chicago (2002) 11. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) 12. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) 13. Guys and Dolls (1955) 14. Show Boat (1951) 15. Cabaret (1972) So have you watched any of these Musicals? If so what are your thoughts? Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and […]

Review: Occupy Me by Tricia Sullivan

Posted January 22, 2016 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: Occupy Me by Tricia Sullivan

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. Occupy Me by Tricia Sullivan Series: Standalone Published by: Gollancz on 21st January 2015 Genres: Fiction; Science Fiction Pages: 272 Format: Paperback Source: Publisher Rating: *** About: A woman with wings that exist in another dimension. A man trapped in his own body by a killer. A briefcase that is a door to hell. A conspiracy that reaches beyond our world. Breathtaking SF from a Clarke Award-winning author. Tricia Sullivan has written an extraordinary, genre defining novel that begins with the mystery of a woman who barely knows herself and ends with a discovery that transcends space and time. On the way we follow our heroine as she attempts to track down a killer in the body of another man, and the man who has been taken over, his will trapped inside the mind of the being that has taken him over. And at the centre of it all a briefcase that contains countless possible realities. Tricia Sullivan returns to the genre with a book that will define the conversation within the genre and will show what it is capable of for years to […]

Review: Beside Myself by Ann Morgan

Posted January 18, 2016 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Beside Myself by Ann Morgan

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. Beside Myself by Ann Morgan Series: Standalone Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing on 14th January 2016  Genres: Fiction; Thriller; Young Adult Pages: 352 Format: Arc / E-arc Source: Publisher / Netgalley Rating: *** About: Helen and Ellie are identical twins – like two peas in a pod, everyone says. The girls know this isn’t true, though: Helen is the leader and Ellie the follower. Until they decide to swap places: just for fun, and just for one day. But Ellie refuses to swap back… And so begins a nightmare from which Helen cannot wake up. Her toys, her clothes, her friends, her glowing record at school, the favour of her mother and the future she had dreamed of are all gone to a sister who blossoms in the approval that used to belong to Helen. And as the years pass, she loses not only her memory of that day but also herself – until eventually only ‘Smudge’ is left. Twenty-five years later, Smudge receives a call from out of the blue. It threatens to pull her back into her sister’s dangerous orbit, […]