Friday, 29 August 2014

5 Things to Watch on UK Netflix!

I love Netflix. I've had it for quite a few months now and can honestly say it's been a really great way of spending £6.99 a month and this is coming from someone who hates spending money :') UK Netflix is often given a bit of a bad name for having less choice compared to US Netflix but if you're stuck for things to watch this weekend, I have 5 recommendations! 




LEGO: Marvel Superheroes: Maximum Overload
So I've just got into Marvel after watching Guardians of the Galaxy twice over the past couple of weeks and apart from watching Captain America (hello Bucky *swoons*) and Wolverine in the past I never paid much attention. I was a DC fan. I changed my mind. So when I saw this 20 minute one-shot, I watched it and loved it! Spiderman angsting is one of my favourite things ever and there's a good amount of Loki too.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
I'm a huge Lord of the Rings and Tolkien fan and these new Hobbit movies are no exception. If you haven't seen them, your opportunity is right there. Martin Freeman, Sir Ian McKellen, Aiden Turner, and the whole cast are amazing. I actually really like them for background noise too while I'm doing other things.

Orphan Black
If you missed Orphan Black when it was on BBC, now is your chance to catch up with an original Sci-Fi show that is female led and has Tatiana Maslany, one of the most talented actresses in the business as the main character(s). Clones everybody! Clones! It's hard to describe but trust me, you will not regret giving this show a chance.

Friday Night Dinner
This show is hi-larious. Dealing with a mum, dad and two grown-up boys who meet for dinner once a week with a strange neighbour, kooky grandma and horrible grandma who pop by once in a while. It's very real with only a few cuts in time and sticking to only 1-2 settings. If you need a laugh then this is for you.

Call The Midwife
I'm really enjoying this show at the moment. Based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, you are taken back to 1950's East End London, and into the lives of the midwives who have to deal with the pregnant, labouring and new mothers of the district. Unfortunately they only have two of the three series on Netflix so far but fingers crossed for Season 3 soon!

And of course, shows I've recommended before in previous blog posts are on Netflix too! Firefly! Reaper! Pokémon!

Have any UK Netflix recommendations? Throw them at me! 

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Victorian Disco Cosmetics: Monthly Subscription: June!

My June monthly subscription from the amazing Victorian Disco Cosmetics, a brand I've talked about before, came a couple weeks ago and I'm finally getting around to posting about it. Bad Imogen. Better late than never?

Can we first just appreciate how dang cute the packaging is?



Now this months came with three full size eyeshadows, a blush sample (which has a huge amount in) and a lipgloss sample. Unfortunately somewhere between VDC and me, the lipgloss separated and the clamshell was a hot mess to open but hey.

Dendrobium blush, Queen Orchid eyeshadow, Blossom Viewing eyeshadow, Perfect Bloom eyeshadow, Atomic Rose lipgloss.


First the blush. Quite simply, it is amazing. It's a slightly warmer tone that my go-to blush, Katie by Illamasqua, which makes it nice for a bit of warmth as we get ready to bid farewell to summer. It's a great matte finish so it's super natural and it blends easily. Love it.

The eyeshadows are what I was most excited about because eyeshadows are what Victorian Disco Cosmetics do really well and these three are no different. Queen Orchid is a blue with a slight pink duocrome, Blossom Viewing is a dusky pink with silver shimmers and Perfect bloom (my favourite) is an almost lilac with a gorgeous subtle green duocrome. This is what dreams are made of. They all apply, blend and stay well with a good base and although I don't usually go for a pink eyeshadow look, I've been loving it with gold since these came.

Lastly, Atomic Rose lipgloss. This was a bit of a miss for me. Maybe it was because of the separation but even after mixing it back up, it was still difficult to apply and went on patchy. I'm going to persevere with it though because the colour is perfect for my first timid steps into dark lips and leaves a lovely stain even after the glossiness is gone.

Unfortunately what with Victorian Disco moving to Florida they've had to pause their monthly subscriptions so everyone cross your fingers they're back soon and you can buy their products here! I really recommend them.

What do you think?

Friday, 22 August 2014

Fiction Friday: An Interview with Lauren Oliver!

Last Friday I had the amazingly unbelievable opportunity to interview Lauren Oliver, the New York Times bestselling author of Panic, Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy. Her latest book, Panic, has come out in paperback in the UK this month and after reading it I had some questions about it- as well as some general ones. So without further ado!




Where did the idea of Panic come from?
The idea of Panic came actually from kind on an unlikely source, it came from a rather humorous fairytale by Grimm's, one of his lesser known ones called, 'The Boy who went forth to learn about the Shivers', and I saw it's an unlikely source only because Panic is not very humorous and it's pretty gritty and real. But the fairytale, basically, is about a boy who is literally too "simple" i.e. stupid to experience fear and so he basically goes out, his father is kind of embarrassed and ashamed of him, so he goes out to earn his fortune and and ends up managing to spend three nights alone in a haunted house with very comedic results and thus marries a princess, so he ends up very well of. But I started thinking about fear and mechanisms of fear and why some people are able to embrace or at least withstand fear whereas other people kind of move away from it or do all that they can to minimise fear. So that's where the idea of Panic came from!

I found it really interesting that in Panic you gave Nat some kind of form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Why did you choose that?
I chose it because I wanted to show, I do think mostly everybody is afflicted by, has their own kinds of deamons and things to deal with and I think for Nat that was a way of kind of deepening her character and also understanding to myself why she would play. Essentially she's playing for money so she can go out to LA but I felt that she also needed to have something else that she too was running from, fears and anxieties that in her case express themselves through a desire to be really in control.

In the first chapter you used phrases like 'rewind back to the beach and pause,' and 'turn the camera slightly'. What made you choose that form of narration?
That's a good question! I'm not sure, first of all, it's in the third person which was a departure from some of my earlier books. And I think unconsciously perhaps, kind of in the language of film, there is a spectator element obviously- this is a game that's enjoyed by the spectators, way more so than the players. I was inspired by shows like Survivor where there's alliances and people backstabbing each other and I wanted to show the ways that friendships can deteriorate over time because of the competition- so I think I may have unconsciously been parodying the language of spectatorship.

I heard that Panic has been optioned by Universal, which is amazing, is there any news on that?
We're just waiting on script provisions now actually!

How did you get started in writing?
Basically my love of writing grew out of a lifelong love of reading, as I'm sure many peoples writing did. I mean really, for me, for years, writing was a personal way of exploring worlds that I loved. So I started doing predecessors to fan fiction. When I was a kid I would find a book that I loved and when it ended I just felt so sad that I kept writing it so I was definitely doing a version of fanfiction. And I just never stopped, after that I started writing stories based on my life which again, I think is very typical and it just grew into an extension of stories that interwove my own experiences with the fantastical or imaginative constructs. 

Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
I really really wish my advice was less boring than it is, I mean, I wish there were some spell or certain magic trick, but the thing about being a writer is that you don't actually need any qualifications. You don't need to study at school, you don't need a certain degree, you do need to just read and absorb as much as you can and you also need to write. You actually need to put pen to paper and practice.

Do you have any favourite books?

Yeah! I have plenty of favourite books. I love 100 years of Solitude, I love Middlesex and The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides, I love Henry James' The American, the Portrait of a Lady by Henry James, I love Jane Austen- especially Pride and Prejudice, Agatha Christie, the Harry Potter series, His Dark materials. Lots of stuff. I love Roald Dahl. Yeah.

You had Dodge and Nat talk about if a Bear and a Shark had a fight, which is one of my favourite questions to ask people, so if a Bear and Shark had a fight- who would win?
In which medium? Or in a neutral medium? Neutral medium? 
If the shark could be in water and the bear could be on land.
Er- I think the bear would win! I don't know. But bears aren't as aggressive. I don't know, I really don't know. I mean the thing is that sharks, I feel like they're clumsier. I think the bear would win. If they were both given equal territory and equal amount of aggression, like they knew they were fighting I think the bear would win.
Yeah, cause bears catch fish don't they.
And they can go in multiple directions and they're speedy, they can see and they don't have that limitation of their eyes being in the side of their head. I would say bear. Is that what you would say?
Yeah, I think I would say bear.


Thank you to Lauren for giving me some of your time and bearing with my very bad interview skills! 
Have you read Panic yet? What do you think?

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Loving Lately: Flowers!

Oh how often we forget the simple flower. Lately I have been loving having fresh flowers at my desk. I've swapped candles for flowers and I don't know if it's the sun shining, the birds singing or if it's just that I finally get it but I have been on a flower rotation for a while now which I often fill my Instagram with if you're curious. Whatever it is I have been majorly productive lately with my degree work. Coincidence? I think- well maybe but still. Pretty! I'm squeezing the last of summer out with these fresh flowers!



Do you have a flower obsession like me? Link me to pictures!

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Friday, 15 August 2014

Fiction Friday: Books I want to Read Before 2014 Ends!

This year is flying by. It's the 8th month. There are only 4 left! When I wrote my Hello 2014! post, I included a wish to read more. The books I started off with were mainly teen and YA and while I feel these books have value, I often find my eyes skimming over words. Obviously I have no problem with adults reading YA, or any other type of book they choose but after reading a couple of interesting threads on Reddit, I decided to put together a little list of books I want to read before 2014 ends that included more challenging books.



To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I went to see an adaptation of this at a Manchester theatre a while back and adored it. I meant to read the book but it was while I wasn't really reading and I never ended up doing more that picking the book up and flicking through it's pages. I'd like to finally read this as I think it's a really important subject and a classic I would be able to handle.

The Hobbit by JRR TolkienThe Fellowship of the Ring by JRR TolkienThe Two Towers by JRR Tolkien and The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien
It has been an age since I read these books despite adoring and marathoning the films fairly regularly. With The Hobbit films including a lot of subtext from Tolkien's other works, I'd like to get a better understanding of the world he created. To start this I'm going to attempt to read the big four, then maybe The Silmarillion! This is going to be the biggest challenge I think.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
As you know if you read this post, my friend is a Harry Potter Virgin- or at least she was but we finished the first book a little while ago and we're starting on the second. We've been too busy watching bad horror movies lately to get much reading done but I hope we manage to finish this book this year. And maybe the third since they're both fairly short.

'Stop in the Name of Pants!' by Louise Rennison and 'Are these My Basoomas I see Before Me?' by Louise Rennison
I'm so close to finishing this series! I read the first 6-7 books in my teenage years, I'd like to finally know how it ends for my girl Georgia. I just want her to end up happy. I'm a big softy for happy endings. After I finish this series- look out for a pretty exciting post!

Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Thomas Sweterlitsch*
Pittsburgh is reduced to ash and all that remains is a digital interactive Archive where John finds a young woman who people are trying to delete. I love a good apocalyptic story and this one sounds really original with the interactive aspect. Sci-Fi and Thriller is mainly what I look for in TV shows so hopefully it'll be the same in books!

How scary is it that we're in the 8th month of 2014? What do you plan to read this year?

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*I received this book from Book Bridgr. I am not obligated to talk about it on my blog.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Review: Essence Studio Nails XXL Nail Thickener!

There is something about any product that promises nail thickness that just makes them like gold to a magpie for me. I'm all over that. So when I was at the Manchester Essence event I was thrilled to get my hands on their XXL Nail Thickener in the hopes of finding a holy grail.






Now this claims to instantly thicken and strengthen nails and resist chipping and cracking, all of which sounds great because my nails chip a lot because I file them square. I'm trying to get them to a length where almond shape doesn't look dumb but no luck yet!



Now this is super super super thick. Even when I first got it, it was really thick and this makes it quite difficult to apply and get to all the edges. But it helps with the claims. When I have this on my nails do feel stronger and they don't crack. There's no long term claims but if you wore this as a base coat and on it's own when you wanted bare nails, the preventing cracking and chipping really helped with growing my nails to the longest they had been in a long while.
My problem is that I've had it about a month or so and it it has thickened up so much that getting an even coat is pretty difficult, it's been relegated down to something I reach for while I'm doing my extreme tidying and cleaning. Planning a move? This might be for you, looking for something long term? I have another Essence review coming soon that might be for you!

Have you tried this? What is your favourite nail treatment?

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*I received this at the Manchester Essence Event, I'm not obligated to talk about it on my blog and it has not changed my opinion.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Fiction Friday: Book Review: Outshine by Nola Decker

When I was emailed about reviewing Outshine by Nola Decker* as part of the blog tour I was immediately excited, this is a YA Science Fiction novel which is a nice break from the usual dystopian and it just sounded great; 

When agoraphobic Gabe and his outgoing nemesis Jessa go on a moonlit road trip to locate Gabe's missing brother, the two teens discover they are both hiding unnatural abilities:  Gabe is a living lie detector and Jessa is a kick-ass powerhouse pretending to be a delicate diva.
Gabe's sole reason for searching for Watts, his overbearing younger brother, is to clear his own name: he's been framed for Watts' alleged murder.  Jessa is after Watts because she is, well, after him.
They find him with Deacon, the twisted eugenicist responsible for their unusual powers. He encourages them to stay and join his "Family" where they'll be able to live openly as the genetically-modified freaks that they are. When Jessa and Gabe uncover the truth about Deacon's past--and what he wants for the future--they band together to stop him. Watts, however, might have other plans...



This book starts fast, switching between Gabe and Jessa quickly as you're punched straight into the story and the lives of the characters. Neither characters were relatable to me personally but surprisingly I liked them both, they weren't maybe the best people but they had taken two very different- and understandable- paths to dealing with similar problems. With the science-fiction aspect, especially Gabe's 'power' I realised that this book is everything I wanted Drawn by Cecilia Gray (currently hanging out on my paused shelf with Insurgent and Shatter Me) to be and more. 

It was a quick read, and got me in a real reading mood! I feel I devoured this book with it's interesting plot, fast pace and action packed prose. There wasn't a single boring moment and even the romance aspect of it was well thought out. Yes, there was a bit of a love triangle but it went beyond the usual teenage girl indecision and into the science fiction aspect. I loved it anyway and for once I wasn't scolding the character on the right choice, but sympathising on the situation she was in. All in all I really enjoyed this book, I wasn't quite as hooked as I've been with other books but it was seriously good, especially for self-published. I need the sequel now!

This was my first book tour! And the first book I've ever read completely on my phone since I lack a tablet. I think I'll stick to paperbacks in the future but it was fun to try a different form! I may end up buying the paperback for shelfporn/re-reading purposes!
August 9th Aisha Reads Books 
August 10th Twistedity
August 11th Journey Through Fiction
August 12th Lost in a Good Book
August 13th A Thousand Words A Million Books
August 14th The Beauty of Literature
August 18th Hogwash
August 19th Making My Mark
August 20th My Secret Book Obsession
August 21st my name is Sage
August 23rd BitterSweet
August 24th This Girl Loves Books 
August 27th Donnie Darko Girl
August 31st The Word at my Fingertips 


Be sure to check out my fellow bloggers on this blog tour! What do you think? Will you be buying Outshine?

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*This book was provided for review as part of the Outshine virtual blog tour. This has not changed my opinion.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Loot Crate: July 2014: Villains

I've wanted a Loot Crate for a while after seeing my boo Ashley's posts about them and a couple of weeks ago in a tired haze of wanting to spend some money, I ordered one. It dropped through my letter box a couple of days after the Americans got theirs and I ripped it open after excitedly instagraming that it had arrived. July's theme was Villains and I wasn't sure really what to expect! My idea of a villain is Gary *growls* but I was pleasantly surprised.


The first thing I pulled out was the Joker/Loki/Joki shirt which made me laugh, it's one hell of a combination. I think those two would make quite a team. I wore it to the gym yesterday and it was comfortable to wear even when doing the most uncomfortable of exercises!
The other clothing item was these fancy Deadpool socks, I don't know much about Marvel but I've seen enough Deadpool cosplays to do my research and these are great, if a bit tight, (I'm wearing them right now) and better than boring black socks!



I'm not a big poster person so I'm going to pass these on but Harley Quinn is one of my faves. She's joined by the Joker and I'm sure my friend is going to appreciate having that staring at her from the wall.
Another DC item is the Necessary Evil DVD documentary looking into The Joker, Lex Luther, Catwoman, Doomsday and Bane. I've not had a chance to watch this yet but I love documentaries so I'm pretty excited.



The smaller more 'nik nak' items were this cute little Darth Vader key chain who is currently hanging on my keys with a small sombrero and a Bowser/ Uncle Sam mash-up magnet. I don't have a magnetic fridge but I'm determined to find something to stick this too!



My favourite thing this month and probably the reason I snapped and subscribed was the Loot Crate variant edition #1 of Rocket Racoon. I'm a big comic book nerd but I tend to lean towards DC and Image so this is my first ever Marvel comic book bar what I've picked up on Free Comic Book Day. I saw Guardians of the Galaxy on Monday and my mind has been changed (amazing movie, go see it). I want all the Marvel and I think I'm going to add Rocket Racoon to my pull list, I've read this and since #2 is out today- a trip to my LCS might be in order!
And it came with the usual pin (so cute) and Loot Crate magazine that has interviews and puzzles and all sorts that are fun to flick through.

The box was also great :')


Overall I really liked this box and I'm excited for next month with the Heroes theme! Which comes with an exclusive Funko figure! These boxes cost £16.18 for all those in the UK and I was charged a £1.25 'non-sterling fee' by my bank but I'd say it's 100% worth the money. 
If you want to sign up all you have to do is go here with my super special link and you can get 10% off with the code 'Heroes'. And I have a special comparison post for you UK nerds coming too ;)

What do you think of Loot Crate? Do you subscribe?

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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Beauty Review: Lush's Sex Bomb Bath Bomb.

When I was working at Lush there was one product that would sell pretty much every day without fail, and it was the Sex Bomb bath bomb. This pink and purple ball with a flower on top was so cute that everyone seemed to want one, and many boyfriends found it to be the perfect little gift which was always very sweet to see. I've had a couple before but I had forgotten what I thought of it and decided to pick up another to review.



So, how does it perform? Not too bad! The scent, mainly Jasmine but there's some ylang ylang and clary sage in there too, sticks around for a long time and stays on my skin long after I'm out of the bath. It's very calming as it fizzes around and leaves a lovely deep pink water. Unfortunately I find this a little drying and definitely need to add either a bath melt or slather on the moisturiser as soon as I get out. The flower has never dissolved when I've had these before but it's pretty easy to scoop out as it floats around.

If you want to buy one of these bath bombs, they're available here for £3.25 or here for $6.65!

Have you ever tried Sex Bomb? What did you think?

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Finished Products of July!

I'm resurrecting an old series here, I used to do Finished Products posts over on my old blog and they were always my favourite to write so I'm bringing it back! In the blogging world it seems like it's always the new that gets the most attention but I like the empties posts about products that have been loved enough to be used completely- or just used up to clear space. These are the products I finished in July...



Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion, 400ml - £3.43
Oh Palmers. I love you. Palmers body lotion is exactly what I look for in a moisturiser; it's thick, creamy, sinks in really well, doesn't make my hands sticky and smells ah-maz-ing. It also helps with scars and stretch marks which I have a fair few of and my skin always feels smooth for days after I use it.
My only problem is that it contains Palm Oil, which if you read this post where I talked about it a little you know is having a big impact on animal welfare.
Repurchase? I am going to email Palmers about the palm oil first!

OPI Nail Laquer, no name or price.
Isn't orange nail polish perfect on shorter square nails in the Summer? Every orange polish I've tried takes 3 or 4 coats and this one was no different. A little streaky, a little thin but totally work it for how nice it looked- even against my pale as heck skin.
Repurchase? I love the colour but I have a Nails Inc dupe and won't be running out soon.

Molton Brown Radiant Lili-Pili Hairwash, no longer available.
I actually got this from a hotel, if you believe it! Nothing quite like nice quality samples, am I right? But to be honest I was expecting a lot more from this. It was a nice shampoo, not too stripping but did the job and it wasn't too drying either but there was nothing- special about it. It was just a run of the mill shampoo for me.
Repurchase? Not even if it was still available.

Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner, 200ml - £20.50
I've reviewed this before in April here and my opinion hasn't changed. I still love the scent of apricots and it is still moisturising and lovely to apply. A treat at the price but well worth it in my opinion. My skin feels better for using it and my moisturiser goes on easier.
Repurchase? I already have!

So that's what I finished in July! What did you finish?

Friday, 1 August 2014

Fiction Friday: Books I Read in July!

This was the most I've read in a month so far this year! I'm actually pretty proud of myself! And they were all good books- with one exception. Without further ado..



Y: The Last Man, Volume 3: One Small Step by Brian K Vaughn, Pia Guerra, José Marzán Jr and Paul Chadwick
I reviewed the first two of this series in my last 'Books I Read in...' post, it's my favourite graphic novel series I've ever read and the third book is no exception. It's hard to review without giving away spoilers but I will say that this volume has my favourite panel of the entire series and I've been posting up pictures on my instagram for those curious!
And the addition of a play within a comic book was very Hamlet, as you would expect with a main character called Yorick. "Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him."


Y: The Last Man, Volume 4: Safeword by Brian K Vaughn, Pia Guerra, José Marzán Jr and Goran Parlov
This and volume 6 which I am currently reading contains an artist change from Pia Guerra who I love, to Goran Parlov who has a great art style but completely different. If I was going to find one problem with this series, it would be that as suddenly everyone looks very different. This volume also has one of my least favourite story lines. I love the series! But this volume is a 4 star for me.


Y: The Last Man, Volume 5: Ring of Truth by Brian K Vaughn, Pia Guerra and José Marzán Jr
Conclusions! Don't get me wrong, the story is not finished yet but I just love conclusions in any sort of fiction. Brian K Vaughn is great at wrapping up loose ends and a lot happens in this volume to wrap some of them up. If only he could have done that with Lost... Anyway! Pia Guerra is back completely in this volume and the storyline is back to being more fun. This is a great volume 5 because it closes doors and opens new ones which is essential in a 10 volume series. Vaughn is a master of storytelling and this proves it for me.


'Dancing in my Nuddy-Pants!' by Louise Rennison
I read this in one morning when I couldn't get back to sleep and it was really fun. It was my favourite of the books so far even though not much happened in the first half. If I had gone to France on a school trip, this would be how it would have gone down and a lot of it was very reminiscent to holidays with my cousin when we were teens. Again, these books are great for nostalgia!
There was 4 quotation marks missing and 1 font mistake that I picked up, just had to mention that.


'...And that's when it Fell off in my Hand' by Louise Rennison
Robbie left! And hello, new lead singer. That's all I can really remember from this book as they concentrate more on character and humour than plot. But the humour carries it as always, I dare you to read the part where her false eyelashes stick together and she has to dance blind to the bathroom and not laugh like an idiot.


'...Then he Ate my Boy Entrancers' by Louise Rennison
In this, Georgia and Jas take a trip to America! This was a bit less relatable than the rest of the books so far. But as someone who has friends in America, I found it pretty funny reading their opinions on how different America is. It's not something you can really grasp until you look into it properly, America is not all like New York! Also, it was pretty nice to take a tiny step back from the boy obsession although I'm pretty sure spending all your money ringing random people with the same last name as the guy you like is some form of stalking..


'...Startled by his Furry Shorts!' by Louise Rennison
Oh this had me laughing out loud more than once. By this point, the seventh book in the series, the characters are starting to grow up a bit more. Don't get me wrong, they're still dumb teens doing dumb teen things but they're getting to the point where you can imagine them eventually being fairly reasonable adults!


'Luuurve is a many Trousered Thing...' by Louise Rennison
Can you tell I was on a bit of a binge reading these books? Five in one month! This was the first book where I picked it up and was 100% sure I'd never read it before so it was really nice to be reading rather than re-reading. Love triangle anyone? You've got it. Oh to be young and in kind-of-not-really-love again!


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
What can I say about Harry Potter that hasn't already been said? This book is perfection. As an attempting children's book writer, JK Rowling is the first writer I think of when asked who my favourite author it. This book is so beautifully written, so easy to read yet so full of plot, character development, foreshadowing and just everything a book should be. It really deserves all the praise it gets.
If you've not read Harry Potter in a while I urge you to pick them up again, if you've never read them then.. Get to it! And you can read what my Harry-Potter-Virgin friend thought of the book in this post!


Season to Taste by Natalie Young*
I requested a copy of this book and I was so excited about reading it. A woman who kills and eats her husband? Amazing reviews? The 'female American Psycho'? It sounded like a book I would really enjoy. We've all heard the story where the woman hits her husband over the head with a frozen leg of lamb then serves the lamb to the police man- I was expecting a book with humour, maybe a little gore and horror, and several insights into the mind of a murderer.
This book didn't give me any of that. What I was present with was a very one dimensional character, with no reasoning or logic to what she did despite being described as 'pragmatic' throughout the book.  I'm not the only one, Char didn't rate it much either. And it's only got a star rating of 2.79 on Goodreads.
I wouldn't have kept reading if I hadn't requested it for review and I have to give it one star just because of how hard it was for me to finish.



So that was my month! Have you read any of these books? What did you read this month?

*I received this book from Book Bridgr in exchange for an honest review. This has clearly not changed my opinion.

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