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text 2017-01-11 18:20
Carrie Fisher-The Princess Diarist Review
The Princess Diarist - Carrie Fisher

My first review for 2017 is a book that I completed in 2016.

 

I bought this book on my birthday in December and I didn't read it straight away but as soon as the awful news of Carrie Fishers passing came to light I had to stop what I was reading and read this book.

 

I really loved this book she didn't shy away from telling people what happened in her life and also about her and Harrison Ford, which I didn't think was that big of a deal and I have no idea why people kept going on about. 

 

There was alot of lol moment and I found myself either smiling to myself or laughing to myself and that raised questions with my family, but

honestly it was just because of how witty and sassy women.

 

I think that if you are a Princess Leia only fan then its probably not for you because it is fans for Carrie Fisher however Princess Leia fans will probably like it because it is a lot to do with the time that she filming the momentous films. 

 

Now Im not going to lie this is a terrible review its short and doesn't go into much detail but I promise my next review will be much better. My system crashed out so I couldnt post until now so I guess thats also a reason for the terrible review.

 

 

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text 2016-12-29 20:18
Hi Everyone

 

 

 

HEY EVERYONE!!!!

 

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and Santa brought you everything you asked for.

 

Now I have seen the post about the site getting the help it needs ect but i honestly haven't had any problems but I suppose its because I don't post often because Im not going to lie the site doesn't incise me because it runs so slow and I get really inpatient and end up closing it off and not blogging which isn't what I want to do I want to make this something that I can talk about books and be part of a community hopefully that will change. 

 

Now I was reading Replica by Lauren Oliver but when I heard about the death of Carrie Fisher (May she rest in peace) I had to read her book The princess Diarist which I got for my Birthday and I honestly have found it so good I have been at work since I heard about her death so I have had to read it in little chunks but I do plan on finishing it tonight because its so good. 

 

Whats everyone reading and also what did Santa bring yo for Christmas ???

 

I got a lovely illustrated edition of Game of Thrones.

 

 

 

 

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review 2016-12-06 20:01
Hollow City Review
Hollow City - Ransom Riggs

Hollow City Review 

 

Star review: 4

Pages:352

Publisher: Quirk Books

 

This was a total love, hate kind of book for me it could be because I was reading it at a bad time in my life but I just felt that it dragged on a little it would speed up and I would be totally hooked for about 2 chapters and then it would slow down the last 3 chapters to me made the story because I just couldnt put it down I wanted to know what happened to Miss Peregine and the children. 

I did however kind of call the fact that Jacob would say he is going to leave but something would stop him from leaving I think its because I knew there was a third book.

I loved all the characters in the book the development in each character was amazing I loved how they all seemed to have come out their shell and had alot of personality they felt like real people to me and I was imagining each of them in my mind overtime one of them spoke I imagined how they stood hat they looked like. The detail that Ransom Riggs is fabulous and when I was reading it I really felt that I was in the world its like he sucked me into the world again and its like I never left especially when it was so long ago when I read the first one. 

 

whats everyones opinion on this ??

 

I have to say that reading this book has helped me love reading again so I am not to my next read and nearly finished it so its all good

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text 2016-12-05 20:32
MIA

 

 

 

 

I have been MIA for a week or two and honestly I want to apologise however being away from all this has been good for me simply because I has a lot going on with my health which you already know so I wont bore you with it.

 

Except that I am now on the mend and feeling alot better and plan on blogging at least twice a week simply with things like my top 5 books in genre and anything that people want to see. My review for Hollow City is also coming tomorrow and I can't wait to write it because I really did love the story.

 

Like everyone else also this month I can't wait for Christmas and also my birthday I am not getting as many books simply because I do want to read the books I have and that but I am not making any promises because I am a complete book nerd and will just carry on buying more and more.

 

Its getting very cold here in the UK and the north east I am sat here in my double quilt so the odds of me blogging is higher because I have not got much else to do.

 

I hope everyone has had an amazing week 

 

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review 2016-11-28 22:47
Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones by Alvin Schwartz
Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones - Alvin Schwartz,Stephen Gammell
 Genre: Horror / Short Story / Monsters


Year Published: 1991


Year Read: 2016


Series: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark #3
 
 

Publisher: HarperCollins  

 

Scary



YES! YES! YES!

Finally, I got the chance to read the final set of stories from Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell’s controversial yet popular series, “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” called “Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones!” In celebration of Halloween, I have decided to revisit this little gem of a series again and I was seriously not disappointed!

This book mostly has a set of scary stories that will haunt you in your sleep, so here are a couple of stories out of this collection:

Harold


The story starts off with two guys named Thomas and Alfred who decided to make a man sized doll that looked exactly like the farmer they hated named Harold and they decided to put the doll outside the pasture to scare off the birds. Occasionally, Thomas and Alfred would make fun of the Harold doll and sometimes violently hit the doll for no reason at all. One night however, Thomas and Alfred start to notice strange things about the Harold doll as the doll began to make grunting noises and started moving around by itself. This starts to creep out both Alfred and Thomas and they decided to leave the pasture to get away from Harold. But when Thomas decided to go back to the pasture to get the milking stools…

The Red Spot

Scary

One night when Ruth was sleeping, she noticed a spider crawling on her face and afterwards, she discovered that she had a big red spot on her left cheek. She showed the red spot to her mother and her mother kept telling her that the red spot will go away soon enough. But later on, the red spot got bigger and bigger and soon it began to burst and….

Is Something Wrong?

Scary

The story started off with a man spending the night at an empty house due to his car breaking down. As soon as the man tried to go to sleep, he heard a loud crash and something large and heavy fell through the chimney and went after the man. The man then started running away from the strange creature, but when he came to the road, the creature tapped him on the shoulder and…

Just like the previous two books in the “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” series, Alvin Schwartz has done an excellent job at narrating these spooky tales that range from being deeply disturbing (“Harold” and “Just Delicious”) to being slightly scary but having a somewhat humorous twist towards the end (“Is Something Wrong)? I like the fact that Alvin Schwartz is able to juggle between horror and humor in this collection as it made the stories interesting to read through (even though I have always preferred the more straight-forward horror themed stories since I love reading genuinely terrifying tales, especially in October)! But, probably the best part about this book was the illustrations done by none other than Stephen Gammell! Now, while I understand that Stephen Gammell’s artwork was highly controversial when this series first came out, I honestly love how horrifying these illustrations are as they make the horror aspects in each of the stories even more effective to read through and I was seriously creeped out by some of the illustrations! Some of my favorite images in this book were from “Is Something Wrong?” “The Dead Hand,” “Sam’s New Pet,” and “The Red Spot!”

The reason why I took off half a star from the rating was because the pacing in some of the stories were a bit too slow, especially in the story “The Trouble,” where I wished that the story would have gotten to the main point much quicker. Also, the reason why this book series was so controversial was due to Stephen Gammell’s frightening artwork. There are some genuinely horrifying artworks in this book, most notably in stories like “Sam’s New Pet,” “The Dead Hand” and “Is Something Wrong?” and some of the artwork would feature grotesque and creepy characters and characters that are covered in blood. Parents might want to read this book first before showing it to their children to see if their children can handle the scary content of this book series.

Overall, “Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones” is a truly great finale to Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell’s legendary “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” series and even though this series has come to an end, I will probably still re read this series down the line once more! I would recommend this book to children ages six and up since the frightening imagery and scary stories might terrify younger children.

Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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