Overall rating: ★☆☆☆☆, 1/5 Length: 555 pages Genre: Literary fiction/Mystery Blurb: Twelve-year-old Harriet is doing her best to grow up, which is not easy as her mother is permanently on medication, her father has moved to another city, and her serene sister rarely notices anything. All of them are still suffering from the shocking and mysterious death of her … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
The fact that I'm even reviewing a book that I've ended up rating 2/5 stars is shocking in itself. As will become increasingly obvious, I'm quite brutal when it comes to books I choose to read.
I really, really enjoyed this book. I've been a fan of Darren Shan for years, but this is the first book I've read of his that has been written explicitly for adults.
This book really unnerved me. I read the majority of it in bed one evening and I had to go downstairs afterwards to get a drink and close the curtains. I turned my head away from the windows as I walked through the house and refused to look through them as I drew the curtain. I'm being 100% honest.
Since plonking my bum firmly back on the book-y band wagon a few months ago following a very severe dry spell in my reading itinerary, my 'To Read' list is now growing freakishly long - to the point that quite frankly it's almost intimidating.
After sitting in tedious traffic for the sixth time this week (and it's only Wednesday) my mind inevitably started wandering - between fits of rage and boredom - and I found myself contemplating why so many of us are happy to be subjected to this cruel torture almost every. Single. Day!? Now, I hope you're not … Continue reading Why Employers Should Ditch The 9-5
It's been a good while since I've had a proper holiday. My boyfriend (J) and I haven't been abroad in over four years, and in that time we've only managed to grab a handful of short breaks in the UK... As is the situation when you're both poor students, and then even poorer graduates!