Category: Pastime Pleasures

Pastime Pleasures #3 – Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Posted March 21, 2014 by Charlotte in Pastime Pleasures / 0 Comments
Pastime Pleasures #3 –  Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Welcome to my  feature, Pastime Pleasures, posted every other Friday. Today is the turn of Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. Here I will look at books that have given me great pleasure in the past. These are books I can read over and over again. The only rule is that the book must have been published five or more years ago. Firstly you need to forget the film, there is so much that the film misses out that shows the extremes Andy goes to to achieve all her boss desires. In the book Miranda is an extremely difficult woman not only to work with but to also like and has an often used acid tongue. Emily is a slave to fashion and worships Miranda. And Lily has a far bigger and more significant role. Andy becomes obsessed with her new job, hoping that if she works hard enough for a year Miranda will give her a good reference. But can Andy last the year? Or will her responsibilities to her friends and family catch up with her? There are […]

Pastime Pleasures #2 – North Child by Edith Pattou

Posted March 7, 2014 by Charlotte in Pastime Pleasures / 0 Comments
Pastime Pleasures #2 – North Child by Edith Pattou

Welcome to my  feature, Pastime Pleasures, posted every other Friday. Today’s is the turn of North Child by Edith Pattou. Here I will look at books that have given me great pleasure in the past. These are books I can read over and over again. The only rule is that the book must have been published five or more years ago.     North Child blends the traditional fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast, and Norwegian folk tale of East of the Sun and West of the Moon to create a tale of myth woven into fantasy. I had never heard of the fairy tale East of the Sun and West of the Moon, before reading this book. However, once I had finished I was immediately intrigued and wanted to explore more. This book will take you on a journey to the snow covered north to France and back again (no this is not the hobbit). Rose grows as she journeys to her destiny. Told from the viewpoint of different characters, you cannot but help be drawn in to this […]

Pastime Pleasures #1 – Sabriel by Garth Nix

Posted February 21, 2014 by Charlotte in Pastime Pleasures / 1 Comment
Pastime Pleasures #1 – Sabriel by Garth Nix

Welcome to my new feature, Pastime Pleasures, posted every other Friday, today’s is the turn of Sabriel by Garth Nix. Here I will look at books that have given me great pleasure in the past. These are books I can read over and over again. The only rule is that the book must have been published five or more years ago. Sabriel is a fantasy book which reads like reality, it is a world that is not much different from our own. OK so there are some large difference… There is magic… The dead that refuse to stay dead… And a TALKING CAT!! (Wish my cats would talk). Yet when reading Sabriel the Old Kingdom feels familiar and is a comfortable place to be in. Like Sabriel the reader has to deal with good vs. evil; with coming of age; and with the difficulty of making hard decisions. This is a book you must read. Sabriel is a great introduction into a world that seems so different from our own, yet so familiar. It is a great start to a […]