• 21st Century,  General Fiction

    The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

    If you have been reading this blog for some time, you may have read the disastrous experience I had reading Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. If you do not, you can read it here. But, when my Twitter feed went crazy this summer with pictures of a gorgeous and very tempting The Bone Clocks review copy, I knew I had to give Mitchell another try. So, I pre-ordered the book and have saved until I had a whole week to just read and pay as much attention to the story as I think second chances deserve. From Goodreads: Following a scalding row with her mother, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the…

  • 21st Century,  General Fiction

    Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

    I started reading Cloud Atlas back in August along with Leah from Books Speak Volumes. We both wanted to read it and decided that we could make the most of the book by discussing a section a week. So, during the last eleven weeks, we have exchanged our views and have benefited from each other’s opinions. Not only that, but we have also forged an amazing bookish relationship. From Book Depository: By the author of THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET, David Mitchell’s bestselling and Booker Prize-shortlisted novel was one of Richard & Judy’s 100 Books of the Decade and has now been made into a major motion picture…

  • Random

    September Wrap-Up

    I can’t believe today is September’s last day. The month just flew by! I am happy it’s been so: our perception of time changes very much depending on how we feel and that is why time flies by when we are happy and a minute can be endless when we are sad. Basically, September meant easing back to a routine. I stopped reading during the second half of August, aware that the new academic year was about to start and summer was still summer without fully being it, I just managed to cope (and ask for some review copies because, let’s face it, I knew I would be back to…