Month: February 2016

Monthly Round-up! February 2016

Posted February 29, 2016 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm / 0 Comments

Monthly feature, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. Currently reading:   Reviews: Blueprints by Barbara Delinsky Calamity by Brandon Sanderson 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough Morning Star by Pierce Brown Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard The Silvered Heart by Katherine Clements The Faithful Couple  by A. D. Miller Day Four by Sarah Lotz Blog Tours: I participated in the Blog Tour for The Faithful Couple. My stop on the day consisted of a review and my first ever giveaway. This was a really intriguing read about how friendships change over time. One read I highly recommend. I also participated in the blog tour for the glorious Blueprints which was a joy to read and is perfect as a holiday read. Bookish Gossip: Apparently I didn’t write any Bookish Gossip this month, which is really confusing because I was absolutely convinced that I did. Oops Book vs. Film: This month I looked at The Maze Runner and let me tell you it was a really difficult choice over which was the best. Pastime Pleasures: This month my Pastime Pleasure is the glorious Artemis Fowl. All about a genius little boy who tricks the faeries out of their gold. Challenges: A […]

Feature: Pastime Pleasures #31 – Artemis Fowl

Feature: Pastime Pleasures #31 – Artemis Fowl

Pastime Pleasures is finally back after a long absence! I’m not sure it will be posted as regularly as before but it is good to have this feature back and to share books that have given me joy in the past. As before the book must have been published five years ago. I loved this book as a child, but it is only recently that I managed to read the entire series, I think I only got to book four before deciding I was too young to read such nonsense. How foolish was I? This is a book that you just have to take it as it is. A good fun, silly caper that involves fairies. And yes you did read that correctly. As a kid this was a gripping story about 12 year old who basically got away with EVERYTHING. What kid would not want that? And while he is a clever, cocky thing you can’t help but root for him, despite the snarky comments and the issue of whether or not he is actually a bad guy, or a guy with good intentions doing bad things. Make sense to you? A fun modern take on mythology of faeries and that pot of […]

Review: Blueprints by Barbara Delinsky

Posted February 24, 2016 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Blueprints by Barbara Delinsky

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. Blueprints by Barbara Delinsky Series: Standalone Published by: Piatkus Books on 9th June 2015 Genres: Chick-lit;  Fiction; Romance Pages: 416 Format: Hardback Source: Publisher  Rating: **** About: Some women are born with an instinct for knowing how things work -and what to do when they break. Caroline MacAfee is a skilled carpenter, her daughter Jamie, a talented architect. Together they are the faces of Gut It!, a home renovation series on local public television. Caroline takes pride in her work, and in the way she connects with the show’s audience. But when she is told the network wants her daughter to replace her as host-the day after Caroline’s fifty-sixth birthday-she is devastated. The fallout couldn’t come at a worse time. For Jamie, life changes overnight when, soon after learning of the host shift, her father and his new wife die in a car accident that orphans their two-year-old son. Accustomed to organization and planning, she is now grappling with a toddler who misses his parents, a fiancé who doesn’t want the child, a staggering new attraction, and a work challenge that, if botched, could […]

Book vs. Film – The Maze Runner

Book vs. Film – The Maze Runner

Be warned! Spoilers may occur! The Book: This is a fabulous book. And one that is really easy to get into and the world. Even though it has its own slang! The book felt unique and compelling to read as we found out more about the Maze and the secrets that lie beyond. And despite being set in a dystopia world, this book manages to focus more on the survival skills required in the Maze rather than how different the world is compared to before. For example the glade has groups of people doing different tasks so that the group can survive. In all could have been an each for his own kind of affair… All the questions that you will have as you read the book are the same as all the characters. They enter the Maze with no memory of anything, who they are and where they come from is gone. They are at the same starting point as us. And the Maze is a puzzle waiting to be solved. This is a great little mystery and just when you think you’ve got everything sorted and understood, it changes. This may be a grim and gritty read, that is […]

2016 Love-A-Thon: Introduction Post

2016 Love-A-Thon: Introduction Post

What’s your name? Charlotte Where in the world are you blogging from? I’m blogging from the Midlands in the UK How did you get into blogging in the first place? I started following a friend’s blog back in University and I really slowly started to make plans and ideas and write reviews in my head. I was also too scared to comment on the blog so couldn’t really talk about all the book feels. And so one day I sat down and set up this blog. I haven’t looked back since. How did you come up with your blog name? When I started this blog I wanted to do it as a bit of escapism and I knew I wanted the title to be bookish themed. To be honest it was really me just shouting random bookish thoughts at my Mum which she all vetoed apart from this one. You should always listen to your mum… haha. What genre do you read and review the most on your blog? Well it’s a tie between YA and Fantasy for the ones that I review the most. But I also loving reading Romance and Historical Fiction. What other types of posts do […]