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Hi everyone,

 

I thought a blog would be a great way to exchange book recommendations as I love reading and writing reviews. I've also started putting pen to paper, and have recently completed a creative writing course. Maybe you'll be reading one of my books down the line!?

 

If you want to share about what you're reading, or anything at all for that matter, let loose and go for it!

Reading progress update: I've read 50%.

As a Man Thinketh: Classic Wisdom for Proper Thought, Strong Character, and Right Actions - James Allen

In the bark of your soul reclines the commanding Master; He does but sleep: wake Him. Self-control is strength; Right Thought is mastery; Calmness is power. Say unto your heart, "Peace, be still!"

Reading...

Reading progress update: I've read 40%.

Dark Chapter - Winnie M. Li

A hard read, but excellent. It's a duel narrative and we hear from the rapist, which again is difficult, but very insightful.

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Reading progress update: I've read 36%

Dark Chapter - Winnie M. Li

She's a shell of whom she once was, hollowed out and thinned out and devoid of any sense.

SPOILER ALERT!

Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding

Well, I didn't make it to the book club I was reading this for (nerves got me), but I had a lot of fun with it. I might read the next one in the series at some point.

Reading progress update: I've read 16%.

Dark Chapter - Winnie M. Li

I'm putting all my other books on hold for now as I'm doing research for my next novel and this is very similar. Also, weirdly, it's set in Belfast where my book will be set. It's inspired by a true story, the authors own, when she came to Belfast travelling and was raped. It's a difficult read, but excellently done.

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Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 64 pages.

Spide: The Lost Tribes - Andy Luke

I received a copy of my friend's (Andy Luke) new book today and I'm very excited to start it. It's about two men from Belfast who must make a community film with religious fundamentalists, or risk losing their dole. It sounds like a lot of fun, which is exactly what I need right now.

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Reading progress update: I've read 41%.

Milkman - Anna Burns

If he could acknowledge one of the unmentionables, also acknowledge he was unable to do anything to alter this unmentionable, maybe that meant it might be possible for anybody- for me- even in powerlessness, to adopt such an attitude of acknowledgement, of acceptance and detachment too.

Reading progress update: I've read 40%.

Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding

I realise I'm ridiculously late to the party on this one, but the feminist book club that I go to are meeting on Wednesday and this is the chosen book. As I've never seen any of the films I'm totally unspoilt, which is great and I love it. Unfortunately, I continuously see Renee Zellweger as Bridget, though and I hate when my imaginations over-written like that.

Reading progress update: I've read 14%.

Reasons to Stay Alive - Matt Haig

Medication is an incredibly attractive concept. Not just for the person with depression, or the person running a pharmaceutical firm, but for society as a whole. It underlines the idea we have hammered into us by the hundred thousand TV ads we have seen that everything can be fixed by consuming things.

This is hilarious...

Reading progress update: I've read 72%.

Whistle in the Dark - Emma  Healey

I've struggled and struggled with this until I almost feel like pulling my hair out. I was so reluctant to DNF my second book of the year, like the first I read, but looking at the reviews a lot of people did the same thing i.e. kept reading in order to find out what happened and apparently it was a huge letdown. I'm going to trust this and set it down now, before I really do some damage to my kindle. 

Currently reading

Dark Chapter by Winnie M. Li
Progress: 40%
Spide: The Lost Tribes by Andy Luke
Progress: 1/64pages
Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
Progress: 100%
As a Man Thinketh: Classic Wisdom for Proper Thought, Strong Character, and Right Actions by James Allen
Progress: 50%
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media by Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky
Progress: 10%
Milkman by Anna Burns
Progress: 41%
Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
Progress: 30%