Harry Potter Spells Book Tag

I’ve seen a few book tags since I started wandering around the blogosphere, but this was the first one where I was immediately like “OMG, I want to do this too!” I spotted it on Alexa Loves Books where I was referred back to the original creator of the tag, Kimberly Faye Reads. Kimberly very generously made the images available for anyone to use.

I thought this would be a straightforward task but in reality I found it really hard to pick my favourites in each category. There were so many books to choose from, with varying emotions tied up in each, but I eventually Continue reading

‘Slouching Towards Kalamazoo’ by Peter De Vries

Well, this was a tough read…

Slouching Towards Kalamazoo is set in 1963 and is about 15-year-old Anthony Thrasher, an underachieving student of sophisticated intelligence, who manages to get his schoolteacher pregnant and then falls in love with the child’s babysitter. An entertaining premise, right? Hilarity must ensue, right?

I wish.

It took me three months to get through this book, and I spent most of that time Continue reading