Is there anything better than relaxing with a good book in the holiday season? Your belly full of pudding, your feet up on the couch, and maybe even a faithful pooch reading over your shoulder...
Here's 5(ish) books that are perfect holiday reading:
Oh, the joys of Christmas… and all the indulgences that it permits
As Christmas day is looming I thought I’d better come up with some very short tales or snippets, call them what you like, about what my family’s preparations have been like in the lead up to Santa’s favourite day. I ascertained this idea for a blog post when I started reading A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens this week. (Ironically this very book is on my Year 10 book list for next year…) So let’s get cracking!
5 reasons to break open the money bank and get yourself a copy of Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales for Young and Old...
1. The book trailer is beautiful.
2. The tales are creepy, just like the Grimm brothers intended.
3. Philip Pullman has retold fifty - Yes! Fifty! - of the Grimm fairytales in this novel.
4. The cover is very very pretty. Let's just all awwwww over the cover for a moment:
Feeling a bit wizardish? Bored by all the usual muggle sports? Why not try Quidditch!
Yes, I know that this book has already been reviewed, re-reviewed, blogged and re-blogged on many occasions on various sites and even within the realms of insideadog, but I just felt this urge inside me to get my point of view out there too… so is the power-hungry world of the ‘insideadog blogger’...
I just finished reading Stephen Chbosky’s debut novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower; it was interesting to say the least and explored many things and ideas that I hadn’t really encountered yet in my reading…
But the biggest shock I came across whilst reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower was the values factor. I’m not sure if it was Charlie or Chbosky himself, but I just found myself constantly struggling to get to grips with the story. It was such a hard read for me, and I really wanted to put it down and move on to another book … but knowing me, I would never ‘leave a book behind’, or ‘a novel unturned’, so I struggled on. You see, every bone in my body fought against the book, so naturally, it took me a few weeks to read it. All I can say is, when I reached the end, I felt the greatest sense of relief probably known to man.
Look, The Perks of Being a Wallflower wasn’t terrible, just, well… very agonising
I’m really sorry if you’re a fan. I’m telling you, I’m normally a very positive book reviewer of sorts!
I’ll be more sympathetic in the paragraph after this, okay…
What angered me most with the novel was that Charlie was such a pathetic, simple kind of character
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