Posted in Reading, Review

The Worst Books I Read In 2019

I’m so used to seeing lists of the best books people read in the previous year, but isla @ A Whisper Of Ink posted a blog about the worst books she read, and now I’m stealing that idea for myself.

I was originally going to do a longer list of books that I disliked, but I decided to keep it short and put the only books that I gave two-star ratings to this year.

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Posted in Writing

What I Learned From Writing Fanfiction

I feel like you should know that this blog has come into existence because I watched the film ‘After’ (you know, the movie based on a hugely popular Harry Styles fanfic-turned-book) and now I can’t stop thinking about the days when I wrote One Direction fanfiction on Quotev and Wattpad.

And I can’t stop thinking about how fanfiction is still treated like an inferior form of writing, so here’s a full blog post to argue otherwise.

 

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New Year Writing Goals 2019

Beautiful People’ is a project created by a book blog that I love (Paper Fury), aimed at writers. Every month, they post a list of ten questions for people to answer, designed to help you get to know their characters – their quirks, their flaws, their personality, and who they are. Occasionally, there are groups of questions aimed at the writers and their writing progress, rather than just what they’re writing about.

For this blog, I’m going to be answering a group of questions. I believe that this group is the January 2016 group (I updated the years in the questions so it fits in with the current time), and I’d love to see everyone else’s responses to these questions. I’ll put the complete list of questions at the very end of the blog.

Let’s begin!

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Posted in Hayley Barker, Reading, Review

Show Stopper by Hayley Barker [Review]

(I’ll put in a proper colour picture of the book because I don’t feel like the black and white one in the banner does it any justice at all)

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This book was an impulse purchase – I saw it on the bottom shelf in WHSmiths and basically just went, “Ooh, it’s shiny. I need it.” The book dragon inside me took control during the walk from the shelf to the tills at the other side of the shop. The synopsis sounded good, so I brought it, but when I got home I read a few reviews and was starting to regret that decision.

The book took me eight days to read. As I normally devour books I enjoy in a day or two, that says a lot about how I feel. I found the story very slow. It took me a few days to get into, but the plot dragged through all the uninteresting parts, and rushed through anything that could’ve been exciting and I wanted to spend more time reading

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