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…