How do books make you feel?

Verbally, I am not particularly articulate; I walk around a story when I try to tell one. It’s not that I don’t understand my emotions, or others, I just find it difficult to express them in their given situations i.e. you may find me laughing at funerals, or experiencing ‘Bitchy Resting Face’ on fun nights out. Bitchy Resting Face: While I dislike the term ‘Bitchy Resting Face’ it does accurately communicate that while I (and ………

New Year’s Resolutions? Not this year.

“A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.” – Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd I have made one big(ish) change this year, I’ve given up Diet Coke (which has become a slightly problematic addiction), but I’m not going to call it a New Year’s Resolution. The weight and significance of that label makes falling off the wagon or a non-starter ………

Why I Don’t Give Star Ratings

Ratings; some bloggers do, some bloggers don’t. A few months ago I ‘ummm’-ed and ‘ahhh’-ed about a rating system I could use (Cassie of [Witty Title Here] suggesting grade ratings) but I never found the right moment to implemented. Instead I filed the idea to the back of my mind with my other unpolished plans, that is, until I caught Ashley’s vlog on the subject. When I started ofBooks I didn’t want a rating system, ………

Review, I don’t have one this week

With the business of a new job and Christmas I just haven’t had the time to review this last week. I somehow squeezed two books into Sunday (The Goddess and the Thief by Essie Fox and The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells) however, I have not the time to write about them. I imaging I probably won’t have time for another review until after Christmas, but I’ll continue to blog regardless till then. ………