Personally I usually don’t really like YA (young adult), but I know a lot of adults do, why?
Now generally a book is considered YA if the main characters are adolescents, so in the book they are doing things that adolescents do. So, why do adults like reading about what kids are doing? Is it a nostalgia thing? Is it an escape from “adulting?”
The language in YA is usually very simple, so they are generally pretty easy reads. If you are reading for enjoyment you likely don’t want to slog through difficult text so it’s understandable to want something simple. Simple language also often makes things a quicker read which I guess could be another appeal. Adult books can be pretty easy reads too though so that can’t be the only reason some people choose YA?Read More »
So, on BookTube I love a good unhaul video! Obviously this isn’t a video but I am still doing an unhaul so I thought I would post about it. Most of my books are ebooks so it is unusual for me to have many physical books I want to get rid of but I have built up a little pile.
What am I going to do with the books you ask? Well there is a used bookshop in the hospital and a patient library so I am planning to donate the books to one of them.
My reasons for getting rid of these book vary, so I will give an explanation for each as we go along.
With this book I just couldn’t get through it. It was weird but also just not that interesting. I made it about halfway through before I gave up. Unfortunately it was quite expensive.
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So, anyone that reads my blog regularly knows I like book tags so I am doing another one! I have watched a bunch of BookTube videos on the “unpopular opinions book tag” in the last few days so thought that would be a good one to do.
I got the questions from In a bookish world but you can find them all over the place.
1. A popular book or series that you didn’t like.
This is the only middle grade book I have tried to read as an adult (unless you count HP?) and I just don’t see the appeal. It was boring. I gave up on it after 20% I think.
2. A popular book or series that every one else seems to hate but you love.
I love this series, particularly this book and Grey, I know it’s trashy, but sometimes that’s fun.Read More »
So, I finished reading the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets last night, and by last night, I mean 2 o’clock this morning! If you are reading this blog I would be stunned if you didn’t know what this book is about, so I am not going to do a review. Instead I am just going to post some photos of the beautiful illustrations. So, if you haven’t read it, and don’t want to see the pictures before doing so, then this isn’t the post for you.
If it’s not obvious, I have rated this 5/5. All of the photos are ones I have taken of my own book.
Dobby at the Dursley’s!Read More »