Beginners Guide to Reading

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So obviously this post isn’t for the people who run book blogs/vlogs and are reading this because clearly you don’t need any of my help in the reading department. This post is for the people who’ve never read a single full length chapter novel in their lives but are trying to change their wierd ways. This post is for the dear readers who stumbled across my blog and wondered how this strange breed of creatures could possibly exist on the Internet with the seemingly sole intent of flailing about books.

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Every Heart a Doorway

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Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 173
Released: 5 April 2016
Publisher: Tor.com

My Rating: 5 of 5 stars 

synopsis

Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children
No Solicitations
No Visitors
No Quests

Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else.

But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.

Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced… they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.

But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of the matter.

No matter the cost.

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Doesn’t that synopsis make you want to pick this up?

A few months ago I read Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell (and loved it) so the whole concept of short stories really intruiged me, I decided to pick up Every Heart a Doorway. It’s been getting really great reviews so I was really excited to actually read it.

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Review: Kindred Spirits

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Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Short Story
Pages: 96
Released: 25th February 2016
Publisher: Macmillan Kids UK

My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Synopsis

‘Everybody likes everything these days. The whole world is a nerd.’

‘Are you mad because other people like Star Wars? Are you mad because people like me like Star Wars?’

‘Maybe.’

If you broke Elena’s heart, Star Wars would spill out. So when she decides to queue outside her local cinema to see the new movie, she’s expecting a celebration with crowds of people who love Han, Luke and Leia just as much as she does. What she’s not expecting is to be last in a line of only three people; to have to pee into a  collectible Star Wars soda cup behind a dumpster or to meet that unlikely someone who just might truly understand the way she feels. Kindred Spirits is an engaging short story by Rainbow Rowell, author of the bestselling Eleanor and Park, Fangirl and Carry On, and is part of a handful of selected short reads specially produced for World Book Day.

Review

Kindred Spirits is a short story written by Rainbow Rowell for World Book Day to encourage more teens and adults to read more and even though no one in my country takes it seriously I appreciate the holiday and all these short stories made for it. Normally I don’t read short stories but this one was great. It was short (ofcourse), adorable and funny. Continue reading “Review: Kindred Spirits”