Month: September 2015

Last Line Read

I give the cat one last pat – just for luck – and follow.


Geekhood: Close Encounters of the Girl Kind by Andy Robb, page 196

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What am I currently reading?

Last night I started Geekhood: Close Encounters of the Girl Kind by Andy Robb.

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What did I finish reading recently?

I finished reading an e-copy of Your Daily Brain: 24 Hours in the Life of Your Brain yesterday. (My review is here.)

Your Daily Brain Final Cover

What am I reading next?

I’m planning on reading The Curse of Crow Hollow next.

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(The post that inspired me to join this meme is here.)

Book Review: Your Daily Brain: 24 Hours in the Life of Your Brain

Your Daily Brain: 24 Hours in the Life of Your Brain by Marbles: The Brain Store - ebook, First Edition - Published August 18th 2015 by Three Rivers Press

Your Daily Brain: 24 Hours in the Life of Your Brain by Marbles: The Brain Store – ebook, First Edition –
Published August 18th 2015 by Three Rivers Press

I don’t usually read non-fiction books, but I’m a science geek at heart and couldn’t resist requesting a copy of this in return for my honest review.

It was definitely an interesting read. I loved the humour within the writing, and the combination of complicated scientific terms along with more simplified ones. It was easy to understand for the most part, and I hope I can truthfully say that I’ve learned something over the past two days from reading this.

Due to my habit of reading books at the speed of light, I don’t think the information in this book has sunk in as much as it could have. I personally found it a little hard to follow sometimes, though it was definitely better than skimming a textbook.

This is aimed at an older audience in my opinion, but I was still fascinated by what I read. A lot of it was information that I’d never even considered learning. The effect having a child has on a man’s brain? I can honestly say that it has never crossed my mind.

I did enjoy this book, even though I sped through it and am probably a little too young to fully appreciate some of the references. I’d say Your Daily Brain deserves a strong 3.5 stars, maybe edging up near 4.

The cover shown here is not the final release cover, as I did not receive a final copy of the book. But in case you’re interested, here is the final cover:

Your Daily Brain Final Cover

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

(Downloaded via NetGalley.)

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I HAVE HOW MANY BOOKS TO READ?!

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We all know that feeling. The sudden realisation that your TBR pile is getting out of control. I’ll just reserve one more library book you say, it’s only £2.00 you say, I get a free ebook if I review it you say. And you keep on saying these things until you’ve reached your library’s book limit and your book shops and charity shops alike are running out of books and there are stacks building a fort around your room and yet you still keep downloading ebooks and looking for new recommendations.

There’s probably a word for this, or some kind of medical diagnosis but for now I’m stuck with my obsession, staring at all the paperbacks, hardbacks and ebooks I have yet to start.

Please tell me I am not alone here. I can’t be the only one with this obsession, right?! How many books have you got to read? And are they from bookshops, online, the library, charity shops or maybe from a friend? Comment below and discuss you’re reading habits with us!

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Book Review: Exposure

Exposure by Kathy Reichs & Brendan Reichs (Virals #4) - Paperback, 432 pages - Published September 11th 2014 by Arrow (Young)

Exposure by Kathy Reichs & Brendan Reichs (Virals #4) – Paperback, 432 pages – Published September 11th 2014 by Arrow (Young)

I know you’re probably getting fed up of me reviewing every book in this series, so I’ll (try to) keep this short.

Oh my God. This is definitely my favourite book in the Virals series so far. The Virals gang is drawn into yet more trouble, putting Tory and her new best friend in severe danger. Her relationship with Ben is wobbly, after the whole Gamemaster situation and his admission to certain feelings toward his packmate.

As usual, this book has the perfect mix or crime, problem-solving, adventure, humour, teenage input and a hell of a lot more. A strong 4.5 for this book! Can’t wait to read the final book in the series, Terminal.

Read my reviews on the first three books: Virals, Seizure and Code.