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    The Hunger Games (#1) – Suzanne Collins

    May contain slight spoilers. I’d read a lot about how awesome The Hunger Games was before I got round to reading it myself. I had however tried to keep away from knowing exactly what the book was about as I wanted the book to keep me on my toes and shock me. I’m glad I did this as I think if I’d read too much about the storyline I wouldn’t have enjoyed the book as much as I did. Katniss Everdeen is a young girl who tries to get through her day to day live by breaking the rules that have been set to ensure that anyone who lives in…

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    Fever Pitch – Nick Hornby

    I’ve just (finally) finished Fever Pitch. Its only 247 pages long and I have been reading it since last Monday. That’s a stupidly long time for a short book like that. I have trouble reading non-fiction, I’m not gunna lie. I often find it boring and just want to escape into a world that’s strange to me. However Fever Pitch is strange to me. It’s about football… I’m not a football fan. In fact I hate football; anyone who knows me will tell you that! I have a strange fondness for my home town, Darlington, but other than that I refuse to watch or listen to any thing to do…

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    Bad days result in good things

    So yesterday I was at work. A woman called about a feature I’d written for the magazine I work at. She spoke to me for a little while then went to read my feature and make sure it was ok.  An hour or so later she called back to speak to the sales rep who set up her feature. She told him that the feature was terrible and wanted the editor to completely re-write it. My editor couldn’t believe it, she picked up my feature and read it, saying that it was good, read well and was exactly what it should have been; a company profile. I hadn’t written anything negative about the company, the…

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    Uglies – Scott Westerfeld

    “The old bridge stretched massively across the water, its huge iron frame as black as the sky. It had been built so long ago that it held up its own weight, without any support from hoverstruts. A million years from now, when the rest of the city had crumbled, the bridge would probably remain like a fossilized bone. Unlike the other bridges into New Pretty Town, the old bridge couldn’t talk – or report trespassers, more importantly. But even silent, the bridge had always seemed very wise to Tally, as quietly knowing as some ancient tree.”  The first of the uglies series introduce us to Tally Youngblood, Tally is an outgoing, fun loving 15…

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    My Blogger is new…

    I started this blogger today in place of my tumblr. My posts below are previous posts from my Tumblr, I copied them over because I am going to delete my tumblr and use this site as my main blog. These posts were all written between September and New Year.

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    Preludes and Nocturnes – Neil Gaiman

    I have just finished reading the first in The Sandman series of Neil Gaiman. I loved it and was actually shocked by the fact that *spoiler alert maybe* Death was a woman in the series. Maybe I’m not as open minded as I thought because I automatically think of death as being male!  Anyway I’m not going to do a full review of the volume here. I am going to wait until I have read them all and do a long review of them all. I’m upset that I cant go out and buy them now but alas; Live is not all about books!  Anyway I hope you’re all enjoying…

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    One Day – David Nicholls

    “He hoped to be successful, to make his parents proud and to sleep with more than one woman at the same time, but how to make these all compatible? … Things should look right. Fun; there should be a lot of fun and no more sadness than absolutely necessary” After hearing good things about this book since its release I have wanted to read it. I read both The Understudy and Starter For Ten last year and I expected great things to come from One Day too. I was right, except I didn’t expect it to be even better than the previous books. I often hear great things in passing…

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    Christmas books!

    I love Christmas, I usually get books or something to do with books. This year I got two books from my boyfriend and a £25 voucher from his mum for Waterstones. These are the books I bought with my voucher and the two that Tony got me. I cant wait to read them but I cant read them all at once. I’m reading One Day by David Nicholls at the minute but hoping to throw some of Neil Gaimans Preludes and Nocturnes in too at the same time. The Tolkiens Letter from Father Christmas was a surprise from Tony for Christmas, I had no idea that he’d got me it and it…

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    Pretty Things – Sarra Manning

    “When I look in the mirror I don’t recognise the girl I see staring back at me with her kiss-swollen lips and the slightly dreamy look in her eyes” I love this book. It’s an amazing story about understanding just who the hell you are. The story follows four very different people who are at a summer theatre class together and end up hanging around together. Brie, Charlie, Daisy and Walker know each other through various means, Charlie and Brie being best friends for like ever, and find that their summer makes them explore things that they never dreamed of exploring before. Charlie is, as he points out on his…

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    The read-look of books

    I always think books should look read. I know people who try not to bend the spines of books as they’re reading them and I really don’t understand that! I fold the spine, bend the book, mark the pages, hell if I really love a book it’ll probably have food stains in it cos I haven’t wanted to put it down while I eat! They’re are certain books I’ll try my hardest to keep neat but even they will look read! Some of my Harry Potters even have small rips in the pages from when I’ve been that mad or excited I’ve torn the page when I’ve turned it over.…