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Irish Life

During most of my time from the past couple of weeks, i have planted myself into an A-level English text of my choice. So what is it? Drum roll please...Dubliners by James Joyce. So i made this stupid error when i first chose the book(please bear in mind i have awful pronunciation) by calling it Dub-liners, but then i had to think about it for a while. Which it was then that i realised that because it is about middle class Irish people i thought then the proper pronunication is Dub-lynners, because of Dublin. In fact now that i look back i sound so idiotic. Ooops!

So getting past the misdirection, the main idea of this text looks at 15 different stories, for different people in the 20th century and how they coped in middle class life in Ireland. It's a very difficult book to read, as there is no speech marks and relies much more upon the use of hythons at the beginning of the sentence,when someone is talking. In fact because it is quite hard to understand, I actually changed the t…

Meteorite Deceit

Yes! It's that time. I have read my very first Dan Brown book. Amazing. I think i have came away thinking more about what is happening in the world than any other. Fantastic! This is truly what i would say is a masterpiece, every detail refined to perfection. I believe that i have learnt so much, and it has made me think on how oblivious i am to the world and what type of scandals go on behind our backs.

Genre: Techno-Thriller, Conspiracy
Publisher: Corgi
Year Of Publish: 2001
Pages: 592

Deception is in the air, can you feel it?
But of course as ever the criticisms will be involved within this review. Although today i'm in quite a good mood, so that would probably make the rating higher than intended. Beware! I have decided that i'm going to start it off with how much success that this author has already without me saying anything. First of all, he has two film adaptations based upon his work and he is having another based upon his fourth book 'Inferno' which is due fo…

I Need An Umbrella!

This week I had been reading the book, "The Rain" by Virginia Bergin. The book itself is based upon survival when there is poisonous water in the skies. It is centred around a girl called Ruby Morris who lives a life of partying and not caring much apart from the love interest Caspar McCloud. To be upfront, I didn't like her. The fact that she was always assuming that her friends are alive and her mobile is more important than her or her families survival is extremely selfish. Seriously, who would think that your friends are still alive after they have been touched by poisonous rain? I don't think so. The fact that realisation finally kicked into her later in the novel was probably the best event throughout the whole story.

Genre: Survival, Thriller, Dystopian
Publisher: Macmillan children's books
Year Of Publish: 2014
Pages: 384
The book itself. What's the forecast for today?
So, what is my general view of the whole book? What do I rate it? Should I plan to get t…

Troll Queens

When i first decided that i was going to buy this book, it was a choice between the idea of City Of Bones or some other trending book- which somehow i can't remember! I understand that you are probably shouting at the screen right now saying, "How could you? How could you pass up City Of Bones?" I will tell you why. The problem that i have is that i love signed copies, and i'm sure many of you will agree with me on this. So when i saw a signed copy of "Switched" by Amanda Hocking, there was no comparison to the latter. Hopefully you understand- please don't be mad with me!

Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Tor

This is the first book in the trilogy. It is the adult version. Did you know that there is a young adult and  adult version? Well you learn something new everyday!!
Compared to other books that I have read to "Switched", " Torn" and "Ascend" there has been way (and I mean way) better prose than this trilogy. Most of the…

SEPTEMBER TBR!

Another month ended and school is slowly creeping back on us. Well, so much for the holidays! I have to admit that when it comes to this time in the year i get so depressed. Not only the fact of school dawning once again, but the fact there will be no more lie ins! Tough luck! But it is also because i won't have as much time to talk to you guys (mental cry). Meaning being able to keep up to daily reading... Wah wah!

So what have I just received in my box of goodies for this month?... Well, it has to be the entire series of Dan Brown's Robert Langdon, as well as other novels written by him. Including Deception Point and Digital Fortress. Yay!
Pages and pages of new books to read!!
I must admit that I may have already started Deception Point before letting you guys know what is happening. Total betrayal I know... Yeah, so in effect it is only 5 out of the six books received are actually TBR. But never mind. Seriously, who could pass on an incredible bestseller- have you seen thos…