Month: January 2016

Monthly Round-up! January 2016

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

Monthly Round-up, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. This Round-up January 2016. Currently reading: Reviews:   Bookish Gossip:   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 month. As per usual I’m participating in the Goodreads Challenge. I’ve pledged to read 100 books! And so far have managed to read 7 books. Not a bad start to the year at all. So what do you think of my round-up January 2016? What have you read this month? Let me know in the comments below!   Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 910 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

Review: You and Me, Always by Jill Mansell

Posted January 29, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: You and Me, Always by Jill Mansell

I received this book for free from Netgalley, 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 Published by Headline Review on January 28, 2016 Genres: Chick-lit, Contemporary, Fiction Pages: 368 Format: E-Arc, Hardback Source: Netgalley, Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads 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 Lily’s friends and family become involved. In the beautiful Cotswold village of Stanton Langley, nothing will ever be the same again… So […]

Introducing: Movie Musical Challenge!

Posted January 25, 2016 by Charlotte in Challenges, Movie Musical Challenge! / 2 Comments
Introducing: Movie Musical Challenge!

Welcome to my first 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. 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. And if you want to link back to my reviews you can on this page. 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 […]

Review: Occupy Me by Tricia Sullivan

Posted January 22, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Occupy Me by Tricia Sullivan

I received this book for free from 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 Published by Gollancz on January 21, 2016 Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction Pages: 266 Format: Paperback Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads 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 […]

Review: Beside Myself by Ann Morgan

Posted January 18, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Beside Myself by Ann Morgan

Beside Myself by Ann Morgan Published by Bloomsbury Circus on January 14, 2016 Genres: Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult Pages: 336 Format: Arc, E-Arc Source: Netgalley, Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads 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, but if […]