Currently reading 

Got 4 books on the go at the moment as I’m in a conflicted mood. 

Currently reading:

Started War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (I LOVED Anna K and so I have exceptionally high hopes for this one once I’m done blundering my way through understanding who is who and the complex Russian names.

Finders Keepers- Stephen King. Quite unusually this series is more thriller than horror and I am enjoying this better than the first one but not as great as his horror stuff in my opinion but we will see.

Bazaar of Bad Dreams- Just finished reading the first story in this collection of short stories ‘Mile 81’ A promising start but I do prefer Kings novels ultimately.

The King Series-Tawdra Kandle. An urban fantasy series of sorts. My new favourite obsession / genre as you’ll have seen from a previous post. Is very good reading so far!

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The Shadowland by Elizabeth Kostova- Review

I can’t find the words to describe how disappointed in this book I am so suffice to say, I am very, very disappointed.

Elizabeth Kostova is one of my favourite authors. Her book ‘The Historian’ is my ultimate and completely favourite book ever published and I also really really liked her follow up, ‘The Swan Thieves’

This book however, just does not compare to either of her previous works.

So the story tells of Alexandra who is in Bulgaria and comes across an Urn with a persons ashes in, it is her mission to get these back to the right people and so the story begins. It also shows flashbacks from her life which were interesting and then flashbacks to another persons life- Stoyan a violinist and not so interesting.

This book as the others are, is particularly well written, most of the characters are developed well enough but the pace was atrocious. I was last half way and virtually nothing has happened which surprised and disappointed me.

I picked it up to read tonight and I realised I wasn’t looking forward to it so I decided to DNF’d it.

Heartbroken. Totally heartbroken. This could have been an excellent book but just wasn’t.

1.5 stars.

A Hidden Fire-Elizabeth Hunter- Review

 

I used to be a bit of a book snob. The only thing I really liked to read was Stephen King. I would never have previously even dreamt of reading paranormal romancy type stuff. It just wouldn’t happen.

I don’t know how it happened but one day, I became less of a book snob and became far more open minded. Reading books like this one below, is now the result and I can’t believe it myself but have to admit, Paranormal stuff is fast becoming my favourite genre!

I picked this one up for free last year and forgot all about it until yesterday. I made a conscious rather OCD decision to actually READ all the books I have on my Kindle before buying anymore. This was right up the top, so I started it, not really expecting too mucg if I’m honest.

But, just one word. WOW.

This book was freakin’ awesome! The characterisation, the plot, the writing, everything was awesome. I loved it.

So the moral of the story I guess, is not to judge a book by its cover. I am staying open minded.

5 STARS!

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Fall of Giants- Ken Follet- REVIEW


This was my second attempt at reading this book. After discovering and devouring his medieval books,(pillars of the earth and world without end), I wanted to get my hands on anything else he wrote so I tried his newest series. I first tried reading it back in 11 and after a short amount of time, gave up on it. It was all so war based and politically based and it quite honestly near enough bored me to tears.

I decided to give it another go but alas, although I got further this time (approximately 200 pages in), I gave up again, this time for good.

The author is a fantastic writer and I have no critisism in that respect. It was just the subject matter for me, so so boring.

I hear he has another medieval based book coming out this year and I will be eager to pick that one up but as far as this series is concerned, I’ve had enough.

1 star.

Currently reading and initial thoughts 

Currently reading two of my own books;

Ken Follets Fall of Giants


And


In relation to the Ken Follet book. I have to say generally speaking, I love this author, his Pillars of the Earth book and World Without End are two of my favourite books ever! I love his writing, is so detailed and descriptive and really brings the world he is writing about to life. This books has begun in the same way however the book is set in far more modern times and revolves around war slightly which for me is less interesting than the medieval period. However I am still enjoying it. I tried to read it a few years ago and gave up on it but this time I’m sucked in! Fingers crossed it all turns out good as at 1000pages it’s a lot of time invested.

With the Chemist. I’m more unsure. I quite like what I’ve read but I’m not 100% convinced the book is for me. It’s a totally different genre to her previous books and I’m not sure how I feel about that. Her writing is as usual very readable and I’m hoping I grow to like the book more.
Yas
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