Ramblings |On Reading

We all have a little bit of an adventurer inside. There are only so many adventures a person could go to in a lifetime. But more often than not, we are not brave enough to do the things we want to do in life. There is always something holding us back. There are so many things we would like to experience. But how?

That’s where books come in.

Books are the gateway that makes the impossible, possible. They are there to provide us with the things we are unable to do in the constraints imposed on us by time.

Reading is never at all boring, it is only boring to the unimaginative mind.

They give us adventures we could never imagine, we live lives we could never imagine for ourselves. We go on journeys to save a whole country, a whole race, a whole universe. We travel to places where real life can never take us.

Places where giants exist, where dragons and all these fantastical creatures roam the earth so freely causing awe to those who behold them.

I am in-love with the worlds I got to experience when I am reading. I have lived a hundred different lives in my 20 years of existence.

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Currently Reading | Ballet Shoes, The Gift Knight’s Quest and The BFG

Hello lovely readers and bibliophiles,

As you can probably deduce from the title of this post, I am going to be talking about the books I am currently reading. It has been a while since the last time actually sat down and just told you about the books I am currently reading, and not have already read. So, I just wanted to ramble at you!

Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield

I am currently loving everything about this book, and I simply cannot put it down.

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It is a story of three sisters who are all adopted by an eccentric and rich explorer who left them in the care of his great niece, as he disappeared on a voyage to explore the world. The girls grow up in wealth and comfort, but what was essentially their trust-fund was gone. So the sisters have decided to work the moment they turn 12 to help their Garnie (their nickname for their guardian) – it is simply an adorable story and I am in-love with the witty little girls!

The Gift Knight’s Quest by Dylan Madeley

It has been long overdue for me to read this novel by Dylan Madeley – a fantasy novel set in a well imagined world. I was asked to give this book an honest review, and hopefully by the end of this month I would have made that review!

So far, it is taking me a bit long to really get on with the story – it is simply the case of me getting used to the setting and the first chapters of the book is about world building (as well as character introductions) at the moment, there are so many characters to remember as it kind of goes back and forth between narratives.

I am enjoying the story thus far though, I mean someone’s already dead! What happened there?!

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So I am really looking forward to finishing this book!

The BFG by Roald Dahl

I feel like everyone has already read The BFG and have watched the film – but, I have done neither and have only started reading The BFG the other day – and it is quite an odd book.

I say odd, as the book has so many words that has been invented by Roald Dahl himself – and it is interesting reading words that I have never encountered before.


 

Overall I am really looking forward to finishing these books – and it is also looking that I have finally gotten over my horrible reading slump last month.

See you in the next post !

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Hello chums,

It is the weekend! Many of you guys would have had a lovely lie-in and enjoying a day free of school and work – Good for you and I hope you all enjoy your weekend.

As for those who has a weekend job like I do, I know how you feel!

Anyway, I haven’t been posting much lately and that is my fault as I have been so busy with school (especially with exams coming up) that I haven’t had the time to just sit down and compose a post!
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Bookish Ramblings|Books I Should Have Already Read

Hello my lovelies,

Do you know the feeling that you should have read a book already, and that that book has been on your TBR pile and bookcase for far too long, and yet you keep putting off reading it?

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Let’s Talk Harry Potter ⚯͛ [Harry Potter Tag]

 I am not sure whether I have established how much of a Harry Potter fan I am – but I’m not a massive fan or anything, just a good fan that enjoyed reading the series and watching the films.

Anyway, this post is going to be a tag called the, well, “The Harry Potter tag” and I just found it on the Internet (as you do) and thought – “hey! I’m a Harry Potter fan, I’ve read/seen all the books/films – I should do it!” Furthermore, I haven’t really posted a lot of things about the fandoms I am a part of – so why not.

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Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Hello chums!

I have been thinking about writing a book review post for quite some time now, and just haven’t had the time to do it (lies) and, since it feels like it has been long overdue – I am bringing to you a review of the book Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of peculiar photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its decaying bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that Miss Peregrine’s children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They ay have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow – impossible though it seems – they may still be alive.

  • Series: Yes – Miss Peregrine’s
  • Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Dark Fantasy, Horror
  • Pages: 353
  • Publisher: Quirk Books

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Currenlty Reading: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Hello my lovelies,

I feel good with myself as I have been posting so much for the past week, and that hasn’t happened before I don’t think.

It has become a habit of mine now to write at least one post everyday or every other day so that I could interact more with people – I have been looking at all the different book blogs out there – and I must say I am a little bit envious of the beautiful and amazing bookblogs out there. Of course there is no malicious intent in this – more like a benign envy – like “Oh, how I wish I have a blog like this. I will work hard to make mine as good as this blog – or I can just enjoy the way things are and be content with it” kind of envy.

Today, I would like to talk to you about my recent book purchase and am currently reading, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. A Little Life

Waterstones had a Half Price Sale on some of the books that they have, and A Little Life was one of them – I wasn’t going to buy any books, I just went there to get myself some bookmarks, because I kept of losing the bookmarks that I use… thinking that with me buying a bookmark I won’t have to worry about losing it because I would be too careful as to where I’ll be leaving the bookmark.

But, in the end I bought this book and Hollow City by Ransom Riggs.

 I have heard so many good things about this book, and all of the things I hear about it is always positive. I’ve only just started reading it and I’ve only managed to read the first chapter – but already I can tell that this book is going to break me and I will be reduced to tears and my heart into tiny litte smithereens and there is no one stopping me from reading this book.

It is a humongous book and no doubt it may take me a while to read it. Granted that it has nearly 800 pages – But I am determined to finish reading it within this week, and hope that when I am reading it in public I will not cry, although I think I was at the verge of letting out a pained sound while reading the book earlier on the bus, but I managed to keep my discomfort to myself – but I did have to stop reading for a couple minutes though.

I already adore the writing style, and it is easy to read and it flows so well. Therefore, I am hoping that with this type of writing style I will be able to whisk through the book and be absorbed in the lives of Willem, Jude, Malcolm and JB in no time at all.

Now I want to ask you guys whether you have read this book – and if so, how did you find it? Was it good? Bad? I want to hear from you.
If you have not read it however, are you planning to?

Well, that is all I have to say for now!

See you guys on the next post,

Nielle xx