When you fall out of love with reading

When You Fall Out of Love With Reading…

It’s been a while, Book Geeks! Where have I been? And why have I fallen out of love with reading lately? Find out how YOU can help!

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7 Famous Movies You Might Not Know Were Based On Books

Many Book Geeks know that Hollywood gets a lot of its inspiration from publishing – Harry Potter, Twilight, the Bourne movies, James Bond, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Atonement, Bridget Jones’ Diary, the list really is endless. But there are a lot of people, Book Geeks included, who won’t know that the following famous […]

Almost Love Louise O'Neill

Review: Almost Love

When Sarah falls for Matthew, she falls hard.
So it doesn’t matter that he’s twenty years older. That he sees her only in secret. That, slowly but surely, she’s sacrificing everything else in her life to be with him.
Sarah’s friends are worried. Her father can’t understand how she could allow herself to be used like this. And she’s on the verge of losing her job.
But Sarah can’t help it. She is addicted to being desired by Matthew.
And love is supposed to hurt.
Isn’t it?

3.5/5* Read!

Big Little Lies Book Cover

Review: Big Little Lies

Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal.

Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one.

Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price.

New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbours secret doubts about her son. But why?

3.5* Read!

Book Geeks Not Reading

Things Book Geeks Do When They’re Not Reading

Most Book Geeks have a significant TBR pile. They could be stacked up on your bedside table, overflowing from your bookshelves, or just bundled neatly around the floor, either way with SO many amazing books to get through, you would think we do little else except read.

But there comes a time, whether through book burnout, a reading slump, or just because you fancy a change of pace, that you need to take a break and do something different. So, what do Book Geeks do when they aren’t reading?

This Song Will Save Your Life Book Cover

Review: This Song Will Save Your Life

All her life, Elise Dembowski has been an outsider. Starting a new school, she dreams of fitting in at last – but when her best attempts at popularity fail, she almost gives up. Then she stumbles upon a secret warehouse party. There, at night, Elise can be a different person, making real friends, falling in love for the first time, and finding her true passion – DJ’ing.

But when her real and secret lives collide, she has to make a decision once and for all: just who is the real Elise?

4* Read

Coffee Table Books

6 Recommended Coffee Table Books

In this online book-loving community there is a place for fiction and non-fiction. We share the love for YA, NA, and even erotica, and we critique and review literary master-pieces, as well as self-penned autobiographies.

But there is one category of books that is often over-looked, and that is the joy of the coffee table book.

So today, I’m bring you 6 coffee table book recommendations!

The Thirty List Book Cover

Review: The Thirty List

Everyone has one. That list. The things you were supposed to do before you turn thirty… Of course, sometimes real life doesn’t work out like that. And at thirty, Rachel has slid down every ladder she ever climbed.

Jobless, broke, and ditched by her husband, she has to move in with grumpy Patrick and his four year old son, who’ve got problems of their own. So to cheer themselves up, Rachel and Patrick decide to revisit their ‘lists’. Soon they are learning to tango, abseiling, trying stand-up comedy and more. But as Rachel gets closer to Patrick, she wonders if their relationship is too good to be true. And what will happen when they finish their lists?

4* Read!

Annual Book Spend 2018

How Much Do You Spend On Books? 2018 Edition

We’re back with my annual analysis of what I’ve spent on books! It’s not 100% accurate, but it’s pretty close.

This has become a really popular post, and an annual tradition for me, which is actually very useful in attempting to help me control my spending and prevent my bookcases from overflowing entirely.

Brooklyn Book Cover

Review: Brooklyn

It is Ireland in the early 1950s and for Eilis Lacey, as for so many young Irish girls, opportunities are scarce. So when her sister arranges for her to emigrate to New York, Eilis knows she must go, leaving behind her family and her home for the first time.

Arriving in a crowded lodging house in Brooklyn, Eilis can only be reminded of what she has sacrificed. She is far from home – and homesick. And just as she takes tentative steps towards friendship, and perhaps something more, Eilis receives news which sends her back to Ireland. There she will be confronted by a terrible dilemma – a devastating choice between two worlds.

3.5* Read!

End of Year Book Survey 2017!

It’s that time of year again… It’s the End of Year Book Survey!

Even though I’m not blogging as often as I’d like due to work and other commitments, I just want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who read my blog, comment on my posts, and visit me here in my cosy corner of the Internet! I hope you had a great 2017, and I wish you all health, happiness, and love in the coming year!

Now, let’s see what my year of reading looked like…

Christmas Songs

20 Christmas Songs I LOVE!

There’s something special about Christmas music, it makes me ridiculously happy, and when it comes on in a pub (after everyone has had a couple of tipples) and everyone sings it at the top of their lungs, I just LOVE it.

Here are 20 of my favourite Christmas tunes. Share any of yours that I haven’t included in the comments!