A few months ago I watched The People Vs OJ Simpson and it was incredible. Seriously, amazing! I was around 4 when the OJ Simpson trial was on, thus I have no memory of it. So for me, the show was incredibly fascinating as I had basically no idea what was going to happen. Boy, was I in for a shock! I was told not to Google¬†anything, as I notoriously spoil things for myself regularly – without meaning to! And this made all the difference. I was in for shock after shock.… View Post

The plan for me most years is to try and read around 52 books. I’ve yet to fully make it, but often come quite close, generally around the 45-48 mark. Once I made it to 50, which was painfully close.

This year, however, I know several people attempting to make 52, which has given me added desire to try and make it as well.… View Post

This year has been a bit of a weird one, with good and not-so-good things happening. This has definitely had an impact on my reading, especially during those not-so-great times. I find that I just don’t enjoy reading when I’m sad, as either I don’t want to read a great book and risk having memories of sad things impacting it forever onwards. Or, I’ll read some average/bad books and I won’t enjoy them, which doesn’t help my mood.… View Post

My reading for 2016 started pretty well. I read six books that I really enjoyed, the last two of which were some of the best books I’ve ever read – but more on those in my favourites of 2016 list!

However, these were then immediately followed by a bunch of meh books. And every year, there’s sadly always going to be some books I read that I don’t enjoy or am let down by.… View Post

I’d been wanting to read one of Fiona McIntosh’s historical fiction novels for such a long time, and I finally got around to it! I listened to the audiobook of this, and I have to say:

This was pretty hilariously bad.

Entertaining, sure. And McIntosh has also certainly done her research on the time period; the actual setting was really fun and interesting to read about. But basically, this was just an historical romance novel dressed up to look classier. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a good historical romance. … View Post