Tag: Mini-Review

Throwback Thursday Mini-Review: The Darkness That Comes Before – R. Scott Bakker

If I don’t enjoy reading a book I generally won’t talk about it on my blog. I’m not adhering to that rule today though. I have briefly mentioned this book, and why I didn’t get on with it, in a few of my previous posts. I feel that a throwback review is a perfect time to elaborate and talk a little about why. Whether it is “okay” to post negative reviews is a common topic

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Sunday Summary

Sunday Summary – 2nd December 2018

Hey everyone!! Are you having a lovely weekend? I sure have! Not only have I already had my work Christmas party… I’ve also been putting up various decorations at home and for family. It’s official – Christmas is on the way!     Last week’s Sunday Summary was a little late, so I only published one post this week – a Throwback Thursday review of Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle books. As a young teenager, I

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Throwback Thursday Mini Review: Harry Potter series – J K Rowling

I for one feel privileged to have grown up reading the Harry Potter books. I read these in my teenage years; so I grew up with Harry, Ron, Hermione, and friends as they venture through a vast world of magic. I never got my Hogwarts letter, and I am TOTALLY bitter about it.   Harry Potter’s life is miserable. His parents are dead and he’s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live

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Sunday Summary

Sunday Summary – 26th August 2018

It hasn’t been a good week on the reading front; I’ll hold up my hands and be honest. I’ve been putting off writing this Sunday Summary in the hopes that I could somehow redeem myself… but no. To an extent I have an excuse – I have family visiting again, so I’ve spent pretty much the last three days with them. That doesn’t really make up for the rest of the week though. Let me

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Throwback Thursday Mini-Review: The Broken Empire – Mark Lawrence

As a reader and reviewer of fantasy novels, I spend a lot of my time talking about the tropes of the genre. More often than not, I’m criticising one or another as I feel they are overused. An orphaned child becoming the Chosen one. A prophetic coming-of-age tale is but another common example. The series I am featuring today should be recognised for not following the footsteps of others by relying on common fantasy themes

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Sunday Summary

Sunday Summary – 19th August 2018

Sunday evenings come around all too quickly! It feels like you literally blink and time has run away from you. Weekends aren’t long enough – who is with me? If there is one thing I look forward to every Sunday though, it’s re-capping my week and catching you all up on my reading progress. On Tuesday I shared my review of Individutopia by Joss Sheldon – a dystopian novel in which society does not exist.

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Throwback Thursday Mini-Review: The Kingkiller Chronicles – Patrick Rothfuss

I wanted to start my new mini-review series with a set of books that I love. Equally, I wanted to choose books that aren’t so cliché that they make for an obvious choice. To that end, I have chosen The Kingkiller Chronicles, or perhaps better known by the first book of the series, The Name of the Wind.   The Kingkiller Chronicles – Patrick Rothfuss   Told in Kvothe’s own voice, this is the tale

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