Review: James Sallis – Drive

I had been wanting to read this book since I saw the film last year and found out it was based on a book by James Sallis. When I saw it in the shop and realised how short it was, it didn’t really surprise me, since Ryan Gosling seemed to say about 10 words during the whole film. I was expecting the book to be quite graphically violent, but it wasn’t as bad as the film. Although I didn’t seem to find the film as shocking as...

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Now Reading: James M. Cain – Double Indemnity

I’ve had this book on my shelf for ages and the last few times I’ve gone to choose what book to read, this one has caught my attention. It’s part of a set of books I bought that have been made into successful films, and this one was apparently made in 1944 (the book was written in 1936). I’ve never seen the film (although I guess I probably should have), so I’m not really that sure what the book is about, but...

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Review: Nicholas Sparks – The Lucky One

I’m sure you totally didn’t expect me to say this, but I loved this book. When you start a Nicholas Sparks book you know totally what to expect, but it still pulls you in and you find yourself enthralled to the very last page! The book centres around a marine called Logan Thibault, who finds a picture of a woman in the middle of the desert in Iraq. After no-one claims it from the notice-board, he decides to keep it and it becomes a...

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Now Reading: Nicholas Sparks – The Lucky One

It’s no secret that I love Nicholas Sparks, I don’t think I’ve ever read one of his books that I didn’t like. Although I said that about Charlaine Harris and I’ve been disappointed with the last books I’ve read. This is one of the few Nicholas Sparks books that I’ve not read yet, and when I saw a trailer for it at the cinema I knew I needed to read the book before I go see the film. The only bad thing...

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Now Reading: Suzanne Collins – Catching Fire (The Hunger Games Pt 2)

After the speed in which I read the first book in this series, I can’t wait to get started on this. I might have to slow down a bit though or it’ll all be over too quickly! After the end of the last book, I really have no idea what will happen in this one. My friend Abi mentioned something about Gale, so maybe he will have more involvement in this book? With it being Mother’s Day tomorrow (eek – should probably go and buy...

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Review: Suzanne Collins – The Hunger Games

I’m kind of ashamed to say I devoured this book in less than a day. I now know why all the reviews I’ve read say that you just can’t put it down once you’ve started it. I’m going to try not to spoil the story too much in case you haven’t read it yet and you’re planning to do so – I’ve already persuaded my dad and brother to give it a try. The book is aimed at teenagers, so it’s pretty...

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Now Reading: Suzanne Collins – The Hunger Games

I don’t really know what this book is about, but I’ve seen a LOT of blog posts about it when I’ve been browsing WordPress book-related blogs. There’s a film coming out soon, so I want to read the books before the film comes out so that I can decide whether I want to see the film or not (I always have to read the book before watching the film). My friend Abi also recommended this book and she’s usually got very good...

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