Friday, 3 November 2017

Book Review ~ The Last Hours by Minette Walters




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LOVED IT!!

I haven’t read anything to do with the black death. It’s been mentioned in books, but nothing that centers around it. And knowing it was such a horrible disease/plague, reading it really hit me. Especially people’s views of it being Gods will, that really grated me.

My favourite character would have to be Lady Anne. For a woman in that time period, she is very forward thinking, and I think that’s why she is such an admirable character. Her daughter on the other hand, well let’s just say, bitch doesn’t cover it.
I do feel sorry for Lady Eleanor, you will find out later on in the book, but her actions speak louder. No matter how “badly” she was treated, the things she says and does is beyond anything I’ve ever read. Bitch literally does not convey what she truly is.

Minette is a great story teller, you are hooked throughout the book, and the level of research to go into this, amazing.
I’ll definitely be picking up more of her books.

I thought this was a stand-alone book, it wasn’t until I got to the end that I found out there is going to be another book out next year. I don’t know if I can wait that long, I need to know more.

If you love history, even if you don’t, I think everyone should pick this book up. Just to know what it was like when this was happening, is enlightening and fascinating.


My star rating is:






Wednesday, 1 November 2017

#nov24in48readathon TBR




Guess who’s doing another readathon…
Okay, if you didn’t guess me, then wow.

This time, I will be doing it with one of my best friends in the whole entire world, Tera. You should definitely give her a follow on her blog;
If you haven’t guessed from the title, we will be reading 24 hours in 48 hours. So, from 9pm Wednesday to 9pm Friday my time. We will both be starting and finishing at the same time, so minus 13 hours and that’s when Tera will start.
I’m terrible at describing things, but I’m hoping that made some sense.

Again, I won’t be doing a TBR. As always, I never ever stick to them. If I don’t finish The Last Hours by Minette Walters (yes, I’m still reading that), before the readathon starts, then that would be my first book.

You can follow along on Twitter and Instagram stories.



Until next time, happy reading.





Sunday, 29 October 2017

#WitchyCatReadathon ~ Wrap Up




I love it when an on the spur of the moment idea becomes a brilliant idea. I did this because I felt bad for forgetting to do #readathonbyzoe 24-hour readathon, so I thought I’ll do my own instead. Not knowing exactly when I will start, or even if I could do it.

But once Saturday started, I knew 8am was the perfect time to start. And once I started, I couldn’t stop reading.
I wanted to post updates on Twitter and Instagram stories, but I was so engrossed in The Last Hours by Minette Walters, I didn’t update as much as I wanted to.
So, if you are thinking that I posted quite a bit, then just think, I wanted to do more…



Anyway, I really enjoyed this readathon. I was (still) sick with the cold, which means I didn’t read as much as I was hoping for. But overall, not a bad effort.

WHAT I WAS READING
PAGES READ
146

Be sure I’ll definitely be doing more of these readathons, maybe with a friend…stay tuned.


Until next time, happy reading.