As we come to the end of 2018, it’s finally time to whittle down all of the books I’ve read this year and to try and make a top ten list. The problem? I’ve read 96 books this year, and gave 47 of those a 5 star rating. OK, this probably suggests that I over rate books, but it also shows just how many books I’ve loved this year. I love to look back at the books I have read and choose favourites, and more so than any other year, January felt like a long time ago and I almost forgot some of the earlier reads were actually this year. Continue reading “Top Ten Books of 2018”
As I watch the Great British Bake Off and admire the biscuit chandeliers the contestants are making, I’ve turned my attention to this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic. I think it’s safe to say that we all have favourite authors, and those authors are people who influence what we read. I have a habit of putting off reading all of the books by my favourite authors so I have something to look forward to, so this is a great list for me!
For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish teamed together to create this awesome weekly prompt, which is now hosted by the wonderful Jana @ The Artsy Reader Girl. Then you simply get listing! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Haven’t Read by Authors I Love”
When you go and see something, and you want to remember it, there is nothing better than taking a picture, capturing it on video, and writing down how it made you feel. So, for posterity sake, I’ve decided to review The Killer’s performance at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on 9th November 2017. I say the show, it’s about the whole event, it’s probably once of the longest posts I have ever written, and it shows just how excited, happy, and blown away by the whole thing I actually was!
Let me start with a little about me and my music tastes. I listen to a lot of genres, more rock, Disney, and Musicals than anything else, and a lot of my favourite songs and artists are more renowned for periods before I was born. I don’t go to gigs often (the lasts ones I went to were in 2012ish) and I won’t just go and see anyone. The last 3 artists I went to see were Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Paul McCartney, and I had pretty much decided that I would only go and see ‘mega artists’, of which I wouldn’t have classed the Killers as before now. So, when we were deciding to go and see them I was (quietly and internally) wondering if it would be worth it and whether they would be anything more than a couple of good songs from a decade ago.
Guys, there are moments in your life when you look back and think ‘wow, that was a brilliant night, very few nights will top that’, and this, well, this was most definitely one of them.