Just a quick update for you regarding the post I uploaded a few days ago. After an evening of brainstorming and a few vents of frustration, my 2nd blog is now live *cues party*
I am really excited to see where this next journey will take me. This blog will STILL be active, it’s not being deleted rest assured but it would mean the world to me if you could subscribe to my new blog and let me know your thoughts on it.
Thanks so much everyone ❤
Hello everyone! I had a really enjoyable birthday celebrating my love of books and writing with my parents as well as the bookshops that surround the streets of Hay-On-Wye. It’s during this short break that I’ve had a really big think about things to do with my writing and my blogging.
Since I am returning to education as a Mature student with plans to study Creative Writing and hopefully English Literature, my goal has been to create a blog that will provide a stepping stone to University.
So, my 2nd blog will be focusing on… The classics! So, think Jane Austen, the Brontës, Charles Dickens, George Orwell and a bunch of other authors. It will still contain the normal type of posts like book reviews and book hauls but there will be new posts such as analysis and discussions!
It’s a new and exciting venture for me and I do hope that if enough people are interested in supporting me, then that would be an exciting bonus!
To add, this blog will NOT be deleted! I do have plans to update this blog with posts related to Mental Health and YA as well as Adult Fiction blog tours but for anything classics related, that will now be on my new blog. I will keep you guys posted as to when the new blog will be 100% live and ready to go. I’m currently designing the blog as we speak.
I have a massive book haul from Hay-On-Wye but it will be posted on my new blog since it is classics related since all I bought were classics 😛
Thanks for understanding, let me know if you are interested in promoting and supporting my new blog!
Tomorrow is my birthday! And I am heading back to the town I first went to on my 18th last year Hay-On-Wye which is literally my favourite place in the whole world. There, the small town has the largest number of bookshops in the UK. You can see why I want to move there 😉
So, I’m going to be sharing with you guys the book list I’ve made of books to find over the few days I’m there and hopefully, find the majority of them and possibly more. Please note, there is no YA fiction on this list, I have a separate list for that because the YA books I would like are all new releases and wouldn’t be easy to get when I’m away in Hay. Hope you enjoy the list!
- Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman
- The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
- Shift by Hugh Howey
- Dust by Hugh Howey
- Autumn Term by Antonia Forest
- The Bees by Laline Paull
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
- The Princess Bride by William Goldman
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
- Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
- Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
- A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
- Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger
- The Power by Naomi Alderman
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
- The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Do you like the list? Any there if I do find them that I should prioritize reading?
Other news, I hit 1,000 followers on my Instagram a few days ago so a big thank you to those who have followed me and support me on my journey, I love you all a lot. ❤
Hello all! Today’s post is for a spoiler-free quick review of the adult fantasy novel A Gathering of Ravens by Scott Oden. I included my Instagram post from the other day showing everyone what my ARC edition looked like, so without further ado, here are my thoughts!
For anyone who likes historical fantasy or mythology, this is the book to go to! I would like to thank Tom over at Bantem Press for the opportunity to read A Gathering of Ravens for review and taking part in a promotional tour for it. This is an adult fantasy that was pitched as a “Beowulf meets Lord of The Rings.” Having not read either of those books/series, I was going into reading this not knowing much about what to expect or how the ending was going to turn out.
This is set across the years 999AD and 1014AD with settings in Denmark, England and Ireland. The story follows Grimnir who is trying to travel across the oceans to Ireland to face his nemesis. He finds and kidnaps a woman called Étain who he holds hostage and also kills her companion Njall but whose presence still lingers in the story. Since I am not an expert on this genre, I don’t want to ramble on about historical fantasy but for potential readers, there are a few gory scenes throughout and tons of battles but also great worldbuilding and in my ARC edition were two maps, the part of England where the novel was set is where I’m actually from so it was nice seeing some references to Glastonbury (don’t live there but know it very well).
This book is available for purchase!
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