Book Review: Horns – Joe Hill

★★★★★ After seeing the trailer for the movie adaptation of Horns, I naturally made the decision to read the book before watching the film, and after hearing nothing but good things about it from my brother, I couldn’t wait to get stuck in. Horns follows the story of Ignatius Perrish, who is living in his very own hell where his childhood sweetheart and long-term girlfriend, Merrin, has been murdered, and despite the lack of evidence, Ig is the prime suspect, and everyone in his town believes he did it. When Ig wakes up one morning with an aching head, a stinking…

Taking a Break with Forest Holidays

Just after New Year, I went away for a week with my family and boyfriend to stay in a Forest Holidays cabin. It’s the second time I’ve had a break with them and both times I have been over the moon. They have nine idyllic locations for you to get away to and plenty of extras you can add to your luxurious woodland cabin stay. The cabins are truly wonderful, and there’s plenty to do whilst you’re away (though I spent most days in my onesie with a book and some food!). The reception area hold quizzes with cash prizes,…

Book Review: Take One With You – Oak Anderson

★★★★☆ I’d like to start with a huge thank you to Oak Anderson, who was lovely enough to send me a copy of his book in exchange for a review, complete with personal message and signature – perfect! Charlie and Sarah are two teenagers who are dealing with depression. They meet in an online chatroom and soon come up with an idea to bring meaning to their lives – Take One With You. They encourage other despondent individuals to rid the world of it’s scum, such as paedophiles, rapists and others that have escaped justice. Anyone planning on committing suicide…

Book Review: The Bad Place – Dean R Koontz

★★★☆☆ Let me just start by saying that I would actually consider this is 3.5 stars than just a 3! 🙂 Frank pollard awakes at night, in the middle of an alley, with nothing but his confusion and panic. His mind is a complete blank; he can’t remember who he is, doesn’t recall how he got in the alley, and doesn’t know who to turn to for help. He knows nothing but his name. Every time Frank goes to sleep, he wakes up with things he can’t explain – valuables in his pockets, blood on his hands – and has…

Book Review: The Gift – Cecelia Ahern

★★★★★ Admittedly, I, like so many others before me, seem to associate Cecelia Ahern with lovely, girly books, especially with the gorgeous covers her books always have. This is far from the case. Her books are incredibly touching, the writing is clever and this book in particular is a fabulous example of how her books can be moralistic with a magical touch. The Gift centres on the story of Lou Suffern, as told through the eyes of someone else. Lou is your stereotypical over-working business man; he constantly needs to be in two places at once, strives to always be…

Sophie and Suze's Review Challenge

If you follow me on either Twitter or Goodreads, you’ll know I love nothing more than snuggling up with a good book on a night. The only problem is, I enjoy reading so much that as soon as I turn the final page of one book, I’m bending back the spine of the next novel I want to delve into, and my reviews take a backseat. Unfortunately, this has resulted in me having a huuuuge backlog of reviews to write up and post. Dang! Fortunately, I follow Suze and Sophie, and they set up a review challenge to catch up…

My Newcastle New Year

If you’ve followed me on social media around New Year time, you will know I am a self-confessed New Years Scrooge. My boyfriends Dad, however, lives in Scotland (where they are big on the whole New Year/Hogmanay thing!) and invited us to stay with him over New Year, so I decided I should work up the courage to celebrate it this year. Unfortunately, the Scotland plans had to be cancelled last minute. But, rather than let our holiday days off work go to waste, my boyfriend and I booked a last minute Premier Inn in Newcastle for four days of…

Reviewing Lipcote – The Original Lipstick Sealer

If you follow me on Twitter, you are sure to know I love to enter a good giveaway. Lipcote were running a Christmas Countdown giveaway, offering their Twitter followers a daily chance of winning a lipstick and their Lipcote through December. I am very pleased to say I was chosen as a lucky winner, and since I wear lipstick pretty much on a daily basis, I couldn’t wait to try it out. For those of you who don’t know, Lipcote is an Award winning lipstick sealant which claims to keep your lips from fading or smudging. It is simply applied…

My Wonderful Christmas Prezzies

Image credit \ edited I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and Boxing Day! I had a wonderful day with my family. An amazingly scrumptious (and very filling!) Christmas dinner, a chilled out night with my boyfriend and I was spoilt rotten by Santa Claus. And Boxing Day was of course a day of laziness and left over Christmas food, which is a perfect combination if you ask me. Now it’s all done and dusted, I want to give you all a little look at some of my presents. Chocolate pile. I’m pretty sure every single one of you…