This is the time of year where everyone and their nan has a list of things they want to change about themselves in the new year. Whether you are cutting out meat or booze, exercising more, watching less TV, etc, etc, this seems to be the time of year when these things begin. Leaving aside
Robert Jordan‘s Wheel of Time series has been a part of my reading life for almost three years now. I’ve stopped reading at 37% into The Fires of Heaven (#5) and I can’t bring myself to keep reading right now. I thought I would write a post to explain how I am feeling about this
The tbr list is never ending. It’s both a blessing and a curse to have so many books out there! Non-Fiction, however, is a genre I do not put onto my tbr list nearly enough. I recently thought about how I need to incorporate a little factual reading into my reading routine, so here’s a
In our busy lives it can be difficult to find the time to pick up a book and read. When I was studying for my BA at university, I struggled with this. I had books to read for my course and assignments to complete. I had research to do and lectures to go to. I
Inspiration is a topic I struggle with. I have written a few thoughts on inspiration before, but I wanted to share some books that inspire or motivate me, whether that be in my daily life, for writing, for work, or for mental health. Here are four books that inspire me, that have changed me as
First off, I’d say my writing routine is to write all the time, whenever I can. That won’t go on forever. It can’t or I’ll become the world’s biggest hermit. Currently I’m trying to launch two series and some nonfiction and want to succeed financially at it, so I’m pushing like crazy. When I begin
The Bands of Mourning are the mythical metal minds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command. Hardly anyone thinks they really exist. A kandra researcher has returned to Elendel with images that seem to depict the Bands, as well as
There is something you should never do straight after writing a draft and that’s read it. I had never followed this rule before because it never bothered me when I thought it was bad…This book, however, I care about a lot. And it’s terrible.
Shadows of Self shows Mistborn’s society evolving as technology and magic mix, the economy grows, democracy contends with corruption, and religion becomes a growing cultural force, with four faiths competing for converts. This bustling, optimistic, but still shaky society now faces its first instance of terrorism, crimes intended to stir up labor strife and religious conflict.
This is the story of two sisters, who happen to be princesses. Theirs is a world in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren’s capital city. A world transformed by a power based on an essence known as breath. Using magic is arduous as breath
My Rating: 3/5 SPOILERS AHEAD Once again, the flashback episode was better than the present-day episodes. Jericho was a great episode. There were so many different sides to each character. I was a little surprised that Grayson wasn’t being literal when he said he killed Jericho, considering the dark turn of the show, but it
My Rating: 3.5/5 SPOILERS AHEAD This was a nice, character-driven episode. Killer Frost stood out as she grieved for the future of a new life she feared she would no longer get to have. It was great to see her confront this and her small arc came to a satisfying conclusion. Ralf is just great!
My Rating: 4/5 Another great episode from Arrow! SPOILERS AHEAD Let’s start with the flash-forward scenes: This is very character driven, unlike the Crisis-based scenes. It’s good to have that balance and the writing is great. I’m looking forward to the episode dedicated to just these new characters – it’ll be good to see them
SPOILERS AHEAD My Rating: 3.5/5 This show is finally going somewhere! I still feel that there must be a tiny budget for this show – CW are stretching themselves too thin right now – but despite that, the small snippets of gotham and the action scenes are pretty good. This was the first episode with
Expected by his enemies to die the miserable death of a military slave, Kaladin survived to be given command of the royal bodyguards, a controversial first for a low-status “darkeyes.” Now he must protect the king and Dalinar from every common peril as well as the distinctly uncommon threat of the Assassin, all while secretly