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A Dance with Dragons Part One Dreams and Dust (A Song of Ice and Fire #6)

Yay!!! Finally some news from our favourite characters. Although I didn’t think I missed them as much as other readers seemed to in A Feast for Crows yet when we got to hear from them in this instalment I was so excited it makes me rethink how I felt about Feast. Maybe I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as I convinced myself I did at the time. Or maybe Martin is a genius who draws you into a story regardless of who or what that story is about. I think it’s the latter.

In every Song of Ice and Fire book I start into it with preconceived notions of which characters I’m looking forward to and which ones I’m not so much. Every single time I’m wrong. Without fail. I wasn’t looking forward to Jon in this instalment as I thought for some weird reason that his position at the Wall would be a bit boring however he became one of my favourite chapters and I was especially surprised at how interested I became in Melisandres story as we was previously a character I detested. I hope to see more chapter from her in the next book.

Tyrion as usual was one of the most enjoyable chapters that never seems to change for me at least. His story is always exciting and I cannot wait until he eventually meets up with Dany as they are my two favourite characters.

Speaking of Dany why won’t she just feck off out of Meereen and go back to Westeros? Even though I do enjoy learning about cities and cultures outside of Westeros I am dying for her to reclaim the Iron Throne and show Cersei who’s top bitch! I am intrigued by Daario and really wonder if Dany is placing her trust in the right place. Can’t wait to see what poor old Jorah will make of her new love interest when he returns to her side.

I’m torn on whether to plough straight into the final book in the instalment so far or to prolong the series by delaying starting it. Martin has come out recently and said he has no plans to release the next book in the series this year and he’s not too sure about 2016 either….

Help!!

How will we survive?

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Posted by on February 23, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

The Year I Met You by Cecelia Ahern

I didn’t hate it so that’s a start right? Maybe I hated it a little bit but I also liked it a little bit too so it balances out. Kind of.

It physically pains me when this happens. An author I used to adore and cherish becomes an author I dislike. Somehow I still feel almost protective of Ahern as she’s Irish, she’s a woman, she’s young, she’s a mother and a thousand other things that I can empathise with, but there’s only so much I can take. This was poor.

It was possibly worse than poor.

I realised about a third of the way in that I was still waiting for it to begin properly. At about halfway I realised that it had begun and this was it. It trundled along at a snails pace with very little happening along the way.

Basically the story centers around Jasmine, a woman who has had a bit of upheaval in her life in the form of being fired. Her main issue with being fired is not the whole dismissal part however, it is the fact that due to her contract she has been placed on Gardening Leave which basically prevents her from working for anyone, but mainly the competition, for a whole year. It’s paid though.

Paid leave.

For a year.

One whole year. 12 months long.

Did I mention it was paid leave? I mean come on? I dare you to name one person who would not jump at the chance. I, myself, am nearly salivating at the mere thought.

Jasmine doesn’t however have the same reaction. In fact it’s not even close. She hates being off, having too much time to herself, blah, blah, bloody blah. So she takes up neighbour snooping. It’s a pastime of mine so I don’t blame her and her neighbour is pretty exciting so it’s extra entertaining.

Over the course of the year we see Jasmine become friendly with neighbours she barely saluted before, redo her front garden into a beautiful sanctuary and find a boyfriend. That’s pretty much it.

I suppose it’s a book about self discovery and all that crap but it was just ultimately a bit boring. I was eager to finish it so I could get it out of the way and move onto better things. Never a good sign.

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Posted by on February 1, 2015 in Uncategorized