3 April 2015

March Reads 2015


I think I definitely made up for only finishing two books this month with an amazing 7!  I have really surprised myself, admittedly 2 of them were manga which almost feels like cheating.  Anyway here's what I read this month.


I can't belie it was only this month when Terry Pratchett sadly passed away, it seems to have gone so fast.  I finished this book not long before I heard the news, which made it seem extra poignant.  I think its my favourite discworld book so far too, the writing and characters are just so good, and his descriptions are perfection.
*****


Now this is a sort of cheat because the picture here is of the first book in the series, as I can't find the second for some reason.  If you know me you will know I am super precios about my books so I don't know how I have managed to missplace it.  Anyway this is the second book in this series and the second manga book I've read in years, I really enjoyed it.  It is completly bat shit crazy and but that just adds to the fun.  Do not go into this thinking it's a simple re-telling of Alice in Wonderland, it is much quirkyer, I can't wait for the last book in this series.
****


Another book I really enjoyed, I did pretty well this month with 5* books.  This has been on my TBR list for the longest time but I finally got my hands on it this Christmas.  It's short and sweet and a similar vein to The Catcher in the Rye.  it's written in the voice of an 8 yrar old boy and it comes across as very real and genuine, the author does a great job of telling a story through the eyes of a child.  It walks the line between innicence and darkness really well, I really recomend it.
*****


I did enjoy some elements of this but my brain just doesn't like sci-fi.  Frankly I think I switched off during some of it.  Has some really interesting futuristic ideas though, even if it is pretty bleak.
***


Can you tell me Japanese loving friend is trying to get me into manga?  She knows I love Alice so she's buying me any manga she can find to do with it.  This one is about a boy who wakes up in wonderland having swapped bodies with a girl called Alice.  No, reallyQ  It was a short easy read but I have to admit I prefer the other Alice manga series better.  


I had heard amazing things about this so I was pretty hyped up but it was a little disappointed.  It was a nice easy read but I didn't get emotional about it at all like a lot of people seem to have, maybe I am finally too old for YA.  
****

Style Me Vintage: Make Up by Katie Reynolds

I got a lovely surprise through the post a couple of days ago when Vintage Life magazine sent me their latest issue through the post.  I was just having a quick skim when I remembered I had got this book for Christmas and thought I'd have a quick look.  I ended up reading it all in one go which you would think would be a good thing but unfortunately it's because it has no substance.  I read the fashion title from this series and enjoyed it but I learnt nothing in this, its really really basic, probably only good for teenagers.  The looks are really muted too, major disappointment,
**


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