50-ish Books That I'm Getting Rid Of

Monday, 20 November 2017

This was meant to be up days ago but it took forever to render and then forever-and-a-day to upload. Then once it did upload, the last minute had been cut off. So, I had to go back to the drawing board and render the video again before uploading it for the second time. I need to learn to stop making such long videos - they take an age to upload (I wonder if anyone else has twigged on to that?).

So, in this video, I take you through all of the books that I'm getting rid of - I have donated them to a charity run bookshop in Belfast and some books are going to my former English and Theatre Studies teacher from high school. Put the kettle on and grab a hot beverage. 

REVIEW || Star Trek: Discovery 1x08 and 1x09

I had considered not doing this blog post. I have done weekly reviews for every episode of Star Trek: Discovery since the first two-parter became available on Netflix. I've spoken at length about what I like about this series and also what I have not liked about it. With the last two episodes of Discovery, I have seriously begun to question this series. I was in Spain a fortnight ago and so I missed the penultimate episode of the mid-season break. When I got home, I had a double-bill of the latest two episodes and I can honestly say, neither of them impressed me. 

I had seen gifs floating around Twitter about bits that happened in the mid-season finale. Nothing that was an overt spoiler, thankfully. The spoilers were thankfully reserved until after I had watched the mid-season finale. Still, spoiler alert, people. It amazes me that, even now, people still haven't grasped that they are spoiling things for others when they blab on social media. 

So, without further adieu, let's get into the review aspect of this post.

VIDEO: Geekerella by Ashley Poston [BOOK TALK]

Thursday, 2 November 2017

I know I did a blog post about this absolute gem of a book - here - but I just had to talk about Geekerella by Ashley Poston on my YouTube channel. Check out the video below. You'll see that I absolutely adore this book. 

REVIEW || Star Trek: Discovery 1x07: Magic To Make the Sanest Man Go Mad

Monday, 30 October 2017

Can I get a round of applause for posting a Star Trek: Discovery episode review on the day that it is released on Netflix? Thank you, thank you. I might as well be on time once because I won't be on time next week because I will be travelling. That instalment will be postponed until the following week when it'll be a double-whammy. I'm warning you now. 

Born With Teeth || Kate Mulgrew [REVIEW REWIND]

If you've been around my blog before, you may know that I'm a massive fan of Kate Mulgrew. I've been a fan of hers since I was 11-years-old, and you may know that I've already read her memoir, Born With Teeth. I read it when it was released back in 2015 and did a subsequent review which you can see here. "Then, what's the point of this blog post?" I hear you ask. Good question. The simple answer is; I wanted to. The long answer is; my Goodreads goal of reading 50 books in 2017 was fast approaching and I wanted to mark the occasion because I'm weird like that. Cue the light-bulb moment of deciding that read #50 of 2017 was going to be a re-read; I was going to read Born With Teeth by Kate Mulgrew again. As a result, I wanted to talk about it. Again.

When I started reading Born With Teeth the first time, I was naturally in a fangirl induced reading daze. I was reading the words and taking everything in but I ultimately wasn't taking anything in at all. I took in bits and pieces but it was insignificant when compared to what I didn't remember. The image of an iceberg comes to mind. That's how much I absorbed because I was just in such a daze. I felt as if I had barely scratched the surface. I finally had a book written by Kate Mulgrew and I was being an idiot by not really absorbing it. I felt terrible. I felt like I had written quite a succinct and articulate review but then what? I felt as if the detail had been lost. 

RIDICULOUS Book Haul. [25 Books]

Sunday, 29 October 2017

I will admit that I was an absolute savage over the past few months on the book buying. I got a handful in August (travelling can hamper the buying of books) and I made up for that in September. My best friend gave me a gift voucher to Waterstones and I went to town with it. Then there were a plethora of new releases in October and I couldn't stop myself. Let's face it, I didn't even try to stop myself. Put the kettle on, make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and grab a snack because you're in for the long haul. Get it? .....Moving on. 

REVIEW || Star Trek: Discovery 1x06 'Lethe'

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

It's Wednesday so as scheduled, it is time for my weekly review for Star Trek: Discovery. It airs on Sunday night and then available on Monday from Netflix UK. So then why does it take me typically until Wednesday to watch it? After speaking with one of my colleagues today, I have realised that I am not super-duper excited for the new episodes. I religiously watch Voyager on the Horror Channel at 7pm each weekday yet I'm not so religious about watching Discovery. It hasn't sparked that excitement in me. Yet. I have hope that it well. I'm more apprehensive for Discovery. Here's hoping it'll give way to excitement.

I actually don't have a lot to say about this episode. I don't have a lot of notes and the notes that I have made are all quotes from the episode. 

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