The Chimp Paradox, The Mind Management Programme for Confidence, Success and Happiness Ebury Publishing 2012 4/5* Professor Steve Peters is a consultant psychiatrist who specialises in the friction of a human mind. He has written three non-fiction self-help books circulating around mind management and how to control/understand your mind and others. The Chimp Paradox … Continue reading THE CHIMP PARADOX – PROF. STEVE PETERS
How to Stop Time, Matt Haig, Edinburgh, Canongate Books LTD, 2017 2/5 * -Effective concept, awfully executed- *SPOILER ALERT* Last year, Haig’s book How to Stop Time was everywhere. It sat eagerly in my reading list until Christmas came and Waterstones had a ‘Black Friday’ sale on and just like that it was mine. … Continue reading How to Stop Time – Matt Haig
The Grownup Gillian Flynn Short Story London Crown Publishers 2014 4/5 **** -Ending Strikes Back- *SPOILER ALERT* I read this short story waiting to get picked up from the hotel in Thailand. It is only a small story and such an easy read, so it took less than an hour. It … Continue reading The Grownup Review
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn London Phoenix Orion Books Ltd 2012 4/5 **** *SPOILER ALERT* Flynn does it again with yet another page-turning, tense thriller. However, is Gone Girl just another psychological thriller or is this a story about the ‘battlefield of a true marriage’? Is it about two people being barricaded by … Continue reading Gone Girl Review
Pinocchio Carlo Collodi Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions 1995 Everyone knows the Disney story of Pinocchio, the cute little puppet learns right from wrong with the help of his father and a little cricket. The sweet tale changes as Pinocchio is strayed from the path and encounters a lot of obstacles before ending up inside a whale! … Continue reading Pinocchio- Carlo Collodi
Physical Andrew McMillan London: Jonathan Cape 2015 Andrew McMillan was born in South Yorkshire and now lives in Manchester. His debut collection, Physical, what I am going to talk about today, was the first poetry collection to win the The Guardian First Book Award. McMillan inspires me because he also studied English & Creative Writing (like … Continue reading Physical – Andrew McMillan
As promised an update on where I am with my writing, what I've been up to and what I want to aim to be doing in the next few months. So at the moment I am procrastinating in the library, I have hit a wall with my essay and I need a break. I literally cannot … Continue reading Update!
I'm an crazy busy at the moment with my university work! Note to everyone: third year is HARD! Anyway I am trying to find the time to squeeze everything in, but my deadlines are coming in thick and fast and for the duration between now and May, I will struggle creating a post for every … Continue reading Apologies!!!
The Collector John Fowles Vintage 2004 *SPOILERS ALERT* I really didn't expect to enjoy The Collector as much as I did. The thriller genre has always been a favourite of mine, but I found this one a very interesting read. I loved how we get the voice of the villain, we can hear what he … Continue reading The Collector Review
Its been a while guys. I would like to say that I had a chilled Christmas break... Even though it was filled with laughter and happiness, surrounded by my favourite people, it was been a bloody stressful month. FIVE assignments due within the first ten days of January. Considering I had most of them planned … Continue reading We Are Back!