The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson

★★★★★

Pages: 210   Published: 2016 by Harper Collins   Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-help, Humor

Blurb:

“A Counterintuitive approach to living a good life. In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger shows us that the key to being happier is to stop trying to be “positive” all the time and instead to become better at handling adversity.” Continue reading “The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson”

Recommended Reads: Winter 2017

With the temperature dropping down into the minus numbers, in Britain anyway, there’s no better excuse to stay inside, wrapped in a big fluffy blanket with a mug of hot chocolate, tea or coffee and read. So now that the Christmas countdown has officially begun I am going to share my Recommended Reads for this Winter.

1). Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie (Review) – A great bit of classic fireside crime, now with the movie out, why not read the origional.

2). All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (Review) – This book will change your life so read it before the year is out so you can start the new year with a brand new perspective on things.

3). The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson – Another book to change your perspective with the humor added in, it’s no ordinary selp-helf book.

4). Killing Floor (Jack Reacher 1) by Lee Child (Review) – I will never not promote this book, it is amazing and a great place to start when looking for new Thrillers to read.

5). Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica (Review) – A book that I definetly want to re-read and I think any YA/Thriller fans would love this one, really clever and so well written.

Not Dead Yet by Peter James

★★★★★

Pages: 529   Published: 2012   Genre: Crime, Detective

Blurb:

“For LA producer Larry Brooker, this is the movie that could bring the fortune that has so long eluded him. For rock superstar Gaia, desperate to be taken seriously as an actor, this is the role that could get her an Oscar nomination. For Brighton and Hove, the publicity value of a major Hollywood movie being filmed on location, about the city’s greatest love story – between King George IV and Maria Fitzherbert – is incalculable. For Detective superintendent Roy Grace of Sussex CID, it is a nightmare unfolding in front of his eyes. An obsessed stalker is after Gaia. One attempt on her life is made days before she leaves her Bel Air home to fly to Brighton. Now, he has been warned, the stalker may be at large in his city, waiting, watching, planning.” Continue reading “Not Dead Yet by Peter James”

His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

★★★★

Pages: 243   Price: £7.00   Published: 1917   Genre: Classic, Detective, Short Stories

Blurb:

“Sherlock Holmes’s fearless chronicler Dr Watson once again opens his notebook to bring to light eight further tales of some of the strangest and most fascinating cases to come before the enquiring mind of London’s most famous detective. These mysteries involve the disappearance of secret plans as well as of a lady of noble standing; the curious circumstances of Wisteria Lodge and of the Devil’s foot; as well as the story ‘His Last Bow’, the last outing of Holmes and Watson on the eve of the First World War.”
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The Movie Vs The Book: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children directed by Tim Burton

Released: 2016   Run time: 2 hours, 8 minutes

Synopsis:

“When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers – and their terrifying enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special peculiarity can save his new friends.” Continue reading “The Movie Vs The Book: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children directed by Tim Burton”

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

★★★★★

Pages: 352   Price: £9.00   Published: 2011   Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Blurb:

“A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of peculiar photographs. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its decaying bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that Miss Peregrine’s children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow – impossible though it seems – they may still be alive.”
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Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood by Oliver Bowden

★★★★

Pages: 525   Price: £8.00   Published: 2010   Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy

Blurb:

“Rome, once mighty, lies in ruins. The city swarms with suffering and degradation, her citizens living in the shadow of the ruthless Borgia family. Only one man can free the people from the Borgia tyranny – Ezio Auditore, the Master Assassin. Ezio’s quest will test him to his limits. Cesare Borgia, a man more villainous and dangerous than his father the Pope, will not rest until he has conquered Italy. And in such treacherous times, conspiracy is everywhere, even in the ranks of the brotherhood itself.” Continue reading “Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood by Oliver Bowden”