Month: July 2016

Review: We'll Always Have Paris by Sue Watson

Posted July 28, 2016 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: We'll Always Have Paris by Sue Watson

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. We’ll Always Have Paris by Sue Watson Series: Standalone Published by: Sphere on 28th July 2016 Genres: Chick-lit; Contemporary; Fiction; Romance Pages: 416 Format: E-arc Source: Netgalley Rating: **** About: Does first love deserve a second chance? When she was almost seventeen, Rosie Draper locked eyes with a charismatic student called Peter during their first week at art college, changing the course of her life forever. Now, on the cusp of sixty-five and recently widowed, Rosie is slowly coming to terms with a new future. And after a chance encounter with Peter, forty-seven years later, they both begin to wonder ‘what if’ . . . Told with warmth, wit and humour, We’ll Always Have Paris is a charming, moving and uplifting novel about two people; the choices they make, the lives they lead and the love they share. Review: So I adored and loved this book, it was funny, sweet and down-right entertaining. In a way this book could do no wrong. I like that this was from a different perspective. An older couple who have already found love and missed they chance. This tugged at my […]

Bookish Gossip: Going on a Blog Holiday until the 28th July

So I’ve run out of posts to write. Ok not to write I just haven’t written any posts in a while. And I think that the lack of posts last week says it all. So I decided rather than stressing. I’m just going take a little break until the 28th July (when I have a promised post for a publisher to go up) and hopefully in August I will have posts scheduled left, right and centre and just feeling more prepared. Blogging for me has become hard recently I started a new job which is a proper full-time job, so I have less time for blogging and my job is an hour and a half away from where I live. So I’m a bit knackered at the end of the day to turn the computer on and type. This is why I’ve said enough. My blog is my hobby not my job and however much I want it, no matter how much I try until I get ahead I’ll always be struggling and losing faith in blogging. Because blogging is becoming a chore at the moment. Not something I enjoy and definitely not something I really want to do in my free time (although I […]

Monthly Round-up! June 2016

Posted July 10, 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: In Too Deep by Samantha Hayes The Aftermath by R.J. Prescott Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick You Had Me at Merlot by Lisa Dickenson Martini Henry by Sara Crowe All Together Now by Gill Hornby Blog Tours: For the blog tour of The Aftermath by R.J. Prescott I posted a review of this gorgeous book, the second one in the series! For the blog tour of Martini Henry by Sara Crowe I posted a review of this charming and unique book. For the blog tour of All Together Now by Gill Hornby I hosted a giveaway and review of this gorgeous book. Perfect for reading this summer! Bookish Gossip: Apparently this month I have nothing to say, which is strange because I feel like I’ve been really active on the blog. Oh well. Book vs. Film: Been a bit too busy to focus on this. Hoping to get myself organised and schedule a few posts! Pastime Pleasures: No Pastime Pleasure either as I wasn’t really sure which book I wanted to recommend. Challenges: A new year and a new challenge. This year I am participating in the movie musical challenge hosted by Bookish […]

Giveaway & Review: The Dog Who Dared to Dream by Sun-mi Hwang

Posted July 7, 2016 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Giveaway & Review: The Dog Who Dared to Dream by Sun-mi Hwang

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 Dog Who Dared to Dream by Sun-mi Hwang Series: Standalone Published by: Abacas on 7th July 2016 Genres: Contemporary; Fiction Pages: 167 Format: E-ARC Source: Netgalley Rating: **** About: This is the story of a dog named Scraggly. Born an outsider because of her distinctive appearance, she spends most of her days in the sun-filled yard of her owner’s house. Scraggly has dreams and aspirations just like the rest of us. But each winter, dark clouds descend and Scraggly is faced with challenges that she must overcome. Through the clouds and even beyond the gates of her owner’s yard lies the possibility of friendship, motherhood and happiness – they are for the taking if Scraggly can just hold on to them, bring them home and build the life she so desperately desires. The Dog Who Dared to Dream is a wise tale of the relationship between dog and man, as well as a celebration of a life lived with courage. Translated into English for the first time, it is a classic from Sun-mi Hwang, an international bestselling author. Review:This was a fun, fast […]

Review: Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Posted July 3, 2016 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

I received this book for free from the Publishers in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann Series: Standalone Published by: Virago Modern Classics on 30th June 2016 Genres: Chick-lit Classics; Fiction Pages: 417 Format: Paperback Source: Publisher Rating: **** About: Before Jackie Collins, Candace Bushnell and Lena Dunham, Jacqueline Susann held the world rapt with her tales of the private passions of Hollywood starlets, high-powered industrialists and the jet-set. Valley of the Dolls took the world by storm when it was first published, fifty years ago. Never had a book been so frank about sex, drugs and show business. It is often sited as the bestselling novel of all time. Dolls – red or black; capsules or tablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight. For Anne, Neely and Jennifer, it doesn’t matter, as long as the pill bottle is within easy reach. These three beautiful women become best friends when they are young and in New York, struggling to make their names in the entertainment industry. Only when they reach the peak of their careers do they find there’s nowhere left to go but down – to the Valley of the Dolls. […]