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Holiday Reads 2016

Two weeks. The countryside. And a very ambitious to be read pile. However, I tend to read a lot at my grandma’s village. It is super quiet there and if hay fever allows me – I really hope by this time now all the pollen has decreased a lot – I’ll be reading outside, surrounded by trees. It is also the perfect place to take a lot of pictures and although I won’t have the greatest internet connection I’ll try to post some on Instagram whenever I can. There are also going to be a lot of festivities and almost all the family is coming and I cannot wait to see them. Last year we had a blast and we intend to make this year even better.

Book Haul | August 2016

We aren't even halfway through August and I did say I was on a book buying ban but my birthday last month sent that out of the window. I got a few vouchers and so here are the books I got for myself besides the ones I was gifted with. In a month time I'll be in London because my parents got me and my sisters tickets for the Harry Potter Studios and althought it will be a quick visit I think I'll manage to visit some bookshops - Persephone Books is a priority - so let's test once again my will power as to not buy anymore books until that trip happens. Anyways, here are the books I got:

Discussion // Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The world went crazy when a new Harry Potter adventure was announced, myself included. When I learnt it was gonna be a play, I felt a little bit disappointed because not everybody could afford to go to London to watch it but still felt some hope when they said the script was gonna be released because at least I would be able to read the story, right? Now that I’ve read it, I wish I hadn’t. Harsh, I know, but I’m insanely disappointed in this new adventure. Why? It makes no sense. I wanted to write a review without spoiling but it seems impossible when there are so many issues to talk about and not revealing certain aspects of the plot would be impossible. So, there will be spoilers ahead. You’ve been warned. This discussion might be all over the place: I have so much to talk about but I don’t want this to be very long, which will probably be. Apologies in advance for both the length and my being all over the place.

Weekend Reads (6)

Today I had already written a discussion for The Cursed Child but I might leave it for next week so I can chew my thoughts some more. However, I posted an Instagram picture explaining as a whole and very simply put my issues with the script without spoiling a soul if you’re interested. And so we are here again with a Weekend Reads.

Book Review // The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan

The Sunlight Pilgrims  by Jenni Fagan { Goodreads } Published by William Heinemann in 2016 Hardback edition; 352 pages { BookDepository } It’s 2020 and the world is on the brink of apocalypse. The temperature of the Earth is starting to plummet rather quickly, everything is freezing over and basically the whole planet is becoming a white surface. In this icy atmosphere The Sunlight Pilgrims is set, specifically in a caravan park in Scotland where we follow the lives of Constance and her daughter Stella and the new-comer Dylan. Little did they know that their lives will eventually intertwine throughout the course of the story. Oh, and keep in mind it’s the year 2020, four years from now which might seem random but it was a bit more terrifying than that because it is not a very distant future; it is just around the corner.

July 2016

July is always a special month for me. It’s true I’m not much fond of summer but July is my birthday month so I can’t help but love him. This July I turned 25 and since then I’m trying not to panic a little bit – I think it is inevitable though. I enjoyed time with friends and family and I stayed most weekends in my grandma’s village. It’s a very peaceful place and I got a lot of reading done because sadly I couldn’t enjoy much time outdoors since hay fever there was (and still is) horrible and everything was covered in pollen, like a blanket of snow. Oh and I also went to the movies and watched Me Before You and Finding Dory. The former was nice and I enjoyed it as I enjoyed the book, but I’m well aware of its problems; Finding Dory was perfect.