A Little Announcement…

Hey guys, I hope you are all well 🙂

I just have a little announcement to make…I’ve decided that unfortunately I’m not going to be continuing with this blog, but I thank you so much for all of you following me, even those who have stuck by me from the very beginning! The reason being is that I’m just not really that interested in writing up book reviews each time I read a book, as much as I love reading I don’t want to be pressurising myself to write a post etc etc, if you understand what I am saying.

Another reason is that I’m also not a student anymore! I finished university in May (and got a 2:1, yay!) and I am now a private music teacher. In fact, I’m in the process of setting up a new blog where I’m going to be writing about how I’m finding my new career and stuff, so if you could head over to http://musingsofamusicteacher.wordpress.com/ and follow me there I would really really appreciate it! There isn’t anything as of yet on there, but hopefully there will be in the next few days 🙂

Thank you again to all those who have supported me with this blog, and maybe I will see you on my new one!

Adios! 🙂

“I Was A Bad Kid: The True Tales of a Deceptive Child” by Ryan Zimmerman

20 August – 26 August 2013
Format: Kindle

“I was a bad kid. I didn’t realize it at the time, however, now that I think about it I really was a bad kid. On the outside, I was just a boy from Kansas growing up in the 80s, trying to mousse my mullet to its fullest potential and tight roll my jeans like all the other cool kids. On the inside though, my brain worked like a maniacal tyrant, hell bent on getting whatever I wanted. I concocted crafty plans unseen from any other child my age and carried them out with incredible professionalism and finesse. Narrated by me, these are my personal stories in “I was a Bad Kid: The True Tales of a Deceptive Child.”

Be prepared to laugh as I share the details of how Huey Lewis made me call 911, or learn a lesson on how to get your friend’s girlfriend to kiss you instead. See just how much I tortured my poor mom’s cooking, and what scam I came up with in order to get a shiny new 8-bit Nintendo. Lastly, watch the chaos unfold and see how one simple afternoon caused me to completely destroy my parents’ living room—all due to some checkers and my best friend.

It’s nostalgic. It’s fun. It’s hysterical. It’s “I was a Bad Kid: The True Tales of a Deceptive Child.”

This book is too short! At times it was funny and did make me think back to when I was a kid in the 90s, although to be fair I never called 999 on my Mum! This is a really short book and I think it should be a lot longer as I can tell there are so many more stories to be told, but hopefully there will be a sequel! This is an easy and quick read especially if you don’t want to read something that takes a lot of concentration.

Rating: 7/10

Next book: World War One: History In An Hour by Rupert Colley

“50 Shades of Alice in Wonderland” by Melinda DuChamp

11 August – 20 August 2013
Format: Kindle

“Eighteen-year-old Alice is unhappy. Her boyfriend is nice and polite, but he’s also quick and careless in bed, and doesn’t give Alice the attention and variety she craves. But he’s not entirely to blame, because Alice herself doesn’t understand her own needs. She’s heard about what sex is supposed to be like, but has never felt anything remotely close to what she’s read about in runaway bestselling books.”

I’m keeping this short as I’m a bit lost for words when talking about this book.

I just feel the whole idea is wrong – this is basically a porn version of Alice in Wonderland, and to me the two genres of erotica and fairytales do not mix, and this one doesn’t mix well at all. I found it cringey, poorly written and very OTT.

I’ve consequently deleted ’50 Shades of Red Riding Hood’ from my Kindle. Not even going to bother.

Rating: 1/10


Next book: I Was A Bad Kid: True Tales of A Deceptive Child by Ryan Zimmerman

“The Owner of His Heart” by Theodora Taylor

29 July – 11 August 2013
Format: Kindle

“An accident left Layla Matthews with no memory of her freshman year of college in Pittsburgh, and almost ten years later she returns to the city to solve the mystery of her own past. One clue leads her to Nathan Sinclair, the handsome, rude, and arrogant CEO of Sinclair Industries.

She doesn’t remember him, but oh, does he remember her. Apparently something went down between them her freshman year that made him harden his heart against her and all other women. Something he refuses to talk about, even after their unexpected reunion explodes into a passionate love affair. Can Layla solve the mystery of her past and become the owner of his heart?”

Wow, two books finished in one night!

Well, I certainly didn’t expect the sex scenes in this book, although I probably should have when looking at the cover. It was a good story, but it starts in exactly the same way as ‘Marriage by Mistake’ (I think) which I read earlier this year, (woman running into business man’s office, he falls for her etc).

I didn’t expect the twist though at the end, don’t worry I won’t spoil it! I thought the person behind telling Layla to leave was a specific main character, but I was wrong and didn’t expect it!

So my feelings about this book? It’s ok, but it’s very similar to other ebooks I have read recently.

Rating: 6/10

Next book: Fifty Shades of Alice In Wonderland by Melinda DuChamp

“Confessions of a GP” by Dr Benjamin Daniels

22 July – 11 August 2013
Format: Paperback

“Wonky boob jobs, bodily fluids and mountains of paperwork – it’s all in a day’s work…

– The middle-aged woman troubled by pornographic dreams about Tom Jones.

– An 80-year-old man who can’t remember why he’s come to see the doctor.

– The flirtatious transvestite.

– A cheating husband who wants the doctor to secretly administer antibiotics to his wife as he thinks he might have given her chlamydia.

– An elderly gentlemen who only wants to stay alive long enough to see the Royal Wedding.

These are just a few of Dr. Daniels’ patients. 

‘Confessions of a GP’ is a witty insight into the life of a family doctor. Funny and moving in equal measure, it will change the way you look at your GP next time you pop in with the sniffles.”

I have been looking forward to reading this book for a while now ever since it caught my eye in Tesco, and it definitely lived up to its expectations! It’s short chapters are perfect, and there is a good balance of funny, weird chapters with the emotional, heart-wrenching ones. I have to say this is one of the best books I’ve read this year, there are so many different stories in this book that I can’t choose a favourite! I’m now lending this book to my boyfriends step-mum, who only read a page when I saw her the other day and she was in a fit of giggles!

Rating: 9/10

Next book: The Medusa Amulet by Robert Masello