Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

After spending the last number of weeks rereading the Harry Potter Series I finished them today and started The Cursed Child. I did my best to take my time but I had it read in 3 hours. Just as I couldn’t put my copy of The Philosopher’s Stone down 19 years ago I couldn’t move until I read it all. Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

July Round Up 2016

Books I Read:

  • Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  • Trophy Life by Elli Lewis

Is it obvious that I’m a Harry Potter fan? I was disappointed in myself a bit that I didn’t manage to get all of the books read, I got through the first three quick enough and it went a bit downhill from there. Goblet of Fire is a big book and the week I started reading it I was very busy so only got to read a chapter here and there but sure I managed a fair bit and I will continue on with the series. Continue reading “July Round Up 2016”

Harry Potter Reread Update

We are just a couple of days away from the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and I have fallen behind a bit with my reread. As usual I powered through the first 3 books only to slow way down once I hit the fourth. A combination of long work days leaving me tired and the fact that the fourth book is far longer than the first 3 has meant that I only just finished The Goblet of Fire now. I know I won’t be finished the series before the release of The Cursed Child but that’s ok I’m still enjoying it, nothing makes me happier then going back to Hogwarts.

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June Round Up 2016

Books I Read:

  • Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • 11th Hour by James Patterson
  • The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley

I set my myself a goal of 5 books to read for June so I was delighted when I had time to fit in a 6th book in the last week. I read Pride & Prejudice for the very first time, it was slow to start while I adjusted to the style of it but I was surprised to find it quite funny, charming and made me want to read more of her books. Continue reading “June Round Up 2016”

Harry Potter Reread and the countdown to the Cursed Child

We are coming to the end of June now and what a quick month it has been, on friday the 1st of July the countdown to the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child begins. It has been so long since we had such excitement in the wizarding world and so to celebrate I am going to attempt to reread all of the Harry Potter books during the month of July. Not only is this a countdown to the release on the 31st but also a build up to my big birthday on the 23rd. I share my birthday with Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe and this year I will be turning 30 woohoo.

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May Round Up 2016

Books I Read:

  • Into The Forest (Prequel) by Freedom Matthews
  • The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
  • City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  • Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

I was very happy with all the reading I got through in May. The stand out books for me were definitely The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge and Flawed by Cecelia Ahern. Both YA books the authors were a first for me. I had never heard of Frances Hardinge before but I am now a fan and have more of her books on my wish list now, her writing and imagery were very pleasing, with a dark side to it all. Recommended if you like something a bit different. Flawed is Cecelia’s first ever YA novel and I applaud her for stepping out of her usual comfort zone and writing from the heart, she had a story to tell and she did it so well. I couldn’t get enough of this book and am anxiously awaiting the next one, Perfect, which will be out in 2017. Continue reading “May Round Up 2016”

May ’16 Book To Do List

May has arrived and I’m trying to get organised, I find when I concentrate on writing my reading slides but if I focus on reading I get no writing done so I’m trying to find a balance somewhere. Most of my day is taken up with family and work so I have just the odd morning and the evenings to fit it all in.

With that in mind I decided to put together some lists, books I want to read, reviews I want to write and books I would like to pick up next. At the end of the month/start of next month I’ll do a round-up post to see how I managed. Continue reading “May ’16 Book To Do List”