Friday, 20 September 2013

Book Club August 2013

Hi everyone,

This is the, rather overdue, review for August’s book, which was the brilliant ‘Undone’ by Cat Clarke. My vocabulary has been rendered pretty much inadequate by the feelings (Oh, the feels *dramatic sigh*) that this book has left me with, so please bear with me.

Hazarding a guess, because I wasn’t actually there, I’d say that the general consensus for ‘Undone’ was a four star rating, which was definitely warranted. It was a thought-provoking and enthralling read that, granted, did make me want to hit something hard/scream/sob at times. But in a good way! The ending… Just... Gah.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Strange Chemistry Book Launch by Rosie

Bryony Pearce and Kim Curran
Salutations people of the internet,

Now, this post is long overdue, but better late than never, right?

A while ago the book club was lucky enough to be invited to the Strange Chemistry book launch for ‘Control’ and ‘The Weight of Souls’ (which are both fantastic, I assure you) down at Forbidden Planet in London. Not only did we meet the fabulous Kim Curran and Bryony Pearce but we were blessed with some pretty awesome cake and some marvellously munch-tastic cake pops.

The evening kicked off with an introduction from Amanda Rutter, which was really nice and created a brilliant atmosphere for the rest of the night. However, the highlight of the evening for me was hearing the authors read out a chapter or so of their new books.