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Friday, 31 March 2017

Book Blogger Hop : March


March

3rd - 9th - When you start reading a novel, do you prefer to be plunged right into the action, or do you prefer a slower, more descriptive introduction to the plot and characters? (submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)




10th - 16th - How far in advance do you read the books you have scheduled for review? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)


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months, sometimes minutes


17th - 23rd - Do you read a lot of diverse or own voices books? Why or why not? (submitted by Kitty @ Vicarious Bookworm)


I read diverse books with topics that interest me. I like novels that have diverse characters actually going out and having a story rather than the, in my opinion, more common option of just being diverse. Diverse people need plots too! You can't just state that they are *insert sexual orientation/other diverse-ness here*


24th - 30th - How do you handle negative comments left on your blog? (submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)


As of yet, not a problem. I suspect after the previous question it may become one!


31st - April 6th - Do you visit every listed blog in the linky list when you are participating in a meme? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)


Yes and no, depends how much I'm enjoying the meme as to how many blogs I look at relating to it but I guess that's pretty standard.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

BOOK SALE SPRING CLEAN!

Hi All,

This Spring I've been reminded that when I go to University in a few months I'll have to move all my books, and with that horror in mind I have decided to have a clean out. Hopefully I can put the money towards accommodation or course costs in September. Some of these books I found it really hard to part with, and some you may recognize from my reviews.

The book sale is here, hosted by a good friend of mine.

I'd be grateful for your support!

Pen

Thursday, 16 March 2017

March 2017 Monthly Motif Challenge: A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness


Romantic and well written, A Discovery of Witches is written by Deborah Harkness, a professor of history, so is accurate in its facts and the main character Diana's History knowledge is as palpable as the authors own.The characterizations are particularly good, as are the characterizations of Diana's parents, even if only through the notes and trinkets they left their daughter, the care they have for her shines through. It includes this months theme of time travelling very subtly but it was a book recommended by a friend that I was dying to read. Cleverly done and brilliantly built upon, I'd recommend to older fans of supernatural romance and fantasy.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

The Widow - Fiona Barton

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This book was a pretty great read. I was invested in every part of the story, from DI Bob Sparkes catching the child-napper, to Kate Waters writing her interview. I especially wanted to know exactly what happened to little Bella. (spoiler) It was a bit disappointing to know she dies but at the same time I was shocked to know that Jean, the Widow herself, knew that the child was dead.
I'd definitely recommend this books to lovers of thrillers and to anyone who enjoyed After the Crash or similar. It kept me on the edge of my seat and I read the entire thing in just three days.