Month: November 2016

Monthly Round-up! October 2016

Posted November 14, 2016 by Charlotte in Monthly Round-up! / 0 Comments
Monthly Round-up! October 2016

Monthly Round-up, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. This Round-up October 2016. Currently reading: Reviews:   Blog Tours:   Through the Letterbox:   Challenges: This year I am participating in the movie musical challenge hosted by Bookish Whimsy. I’ve watched Oklahoma and Chicago and my thoughts will be up this 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 75 books. I’m 6 behind which is terrible and I’m not sure how I will recover. But this is a small improvement on last month so keep your fingers crossed for me that I can keep going! So what do you think of my round-up October 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. Email Address Subscribe Join 910 other subscribers

Review: The McCullagh Inn in Maine by Jen McLaughlin

Posted November 12, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The McCullagh Inn in Maine by Jen McLaughlin

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.The McCullagh Inn in Maine by Jen McLaughlin, James Patterson Published by BookShots on August 25, 2016 Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Novella, Romance, Thriller Pages: 160 Format: Paperback Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads James Patterson’s BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. Her second chance at love… Chelsea O’Kane escapes to Maine with fresh bruises. She’s ready to begin anew – until she runs into her old flame, Jeremy Holland. As he helps fix up her inn, her heart heals and they rediscover what they once loved about each other. But as the two play house, it starts to seem too good to last… I loved that The McCullagh Inn in Maine has a little romance had elements of a thriller, with mystery and intrigue so wrapped up it was pretty hard to decide which story line I preferred.  At times I did feel that Chelsea’s secret overshadowed the romance between herself and Jeremy, especially […]

Movie Musical Challenge – Oklahoma!

Posted November 10, 2016 by Charlotte in Movie Musical Challenge! / 0 Comments
Movie Musical Challenge – Oklahoma!

For this Movie Musical Challenge I’ve made a list of 15 musicals that I haven’t yet seen and probably ought to have. The challenge is throughout the year and once watched I’ll put my thoughts up on the blog. Today is the turn of Oklahoma! So the sixth movie for the challenge is the gorgeous Oklahoma! (1955), starring Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones. Despite romance being the heart of this film, there are some extremely dark elements (Curly while singing seems to encourage Jud to commit suicide and everyone is quite dismissive of Jud). And the ballet dream scene seems to empathise this feeling. Gorgeous songs from this musical include: Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’, The Surrey with the Fringe on Top, Many a New Day and The Farmer and the Cowman. All the songs were uplifting and had a catchy beat and are really easy to hum along to long after the film is over. This was a fantastic musical, that was bold and daring in its attempts to not portray a happy go lucky musical but also show a dark side. And show that not everything is prim and […]

Review: The Boy Book by E. Lockhart

Posted November 9, 2016 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Boy Book by  E. Lockhart

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 Boy Book by E. Lockhart Series: Ruby Oliver #2 Published by Hot Key Books on July 14, 2016 Pages: 224 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads A Study of Boy Habits and Behaviours from me, Ruby Oliver From E. Lockhart, author of the best-seller We Were Liars, and the highly-acclaimed The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, comes this hilarious and heart-warming series. Here is how things stand at the beginning of newly-licensed driver Ruby Oliver’s junior year at Tate Prep: Kim: Not speaking. But far away in Tokyo.Cricket: Not speaking.Nora: Speaking–sort of. Chatted a couple times this summer when they bumped into each other outside of school–once shopping in the U District, and once in the Elliot Bay Bookstore. But she hadn’t called Ruby, or anything.Noel: Didn’t care what anyone thinks.Meghan: Didn’t have any other friends.Dr. Z: Speaking.And Jackson. The big one. Not speaking. But with a new job, […]

Through the Letterbox: FairyLoot Steampunk Rebellion Unboxing

Posted November 8, 2016 by Charlotte in Through the Letterbox / 0 Comments
Through the Letterbox: FairyLoot Steampunk Rebellion Unboxing

Welcome to Through the Letterbox and it is time for Round two! with my second subscription box from Fairy Loot, this months theme, Steampunk Rebellion.  This was so different from the first box it is easy to see how this appeals to everyone.  Fairy Loot is a monthly subscription ya book box based in the UK. The Box: In each box you can expect: One recently published Young Adult book, 4-6 goodies often related to the book, promotional items such as posters, bookmarks and a signed bookplate (whenever possible),  a unique hashtag that links you up with one other person receiving a box. The box is £26 plus shipping at £3.95 (if UK based) bringing it to a grand total of £29.95. Again I wish that the shipping is including in the price because it is like a hidden extra. When I heard that the September theme was Steampunk Rebellion, perfect for fans of The Infernal Devices (are you team Jem or team Will?), Divergent and general steampunk awesomeness. Having never read these series (I bow my head in shame) I knew this box […]