#MiniReviewMonday | #BookReviews |September 9th 2019

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Never has a quote been so relevant to EVERY book worm around the globe (and further!). SO many books, but so little time! The same can also be said for book bloggers. We read that many books so we can share them with our audience, but we find ourselves short of time to write all our thoughts down in a comprehensive review.

This brings us nicely to β€˜Mini Review Monday’. A place where, to compliment our current content, we can share with you some of our initial thoughts on books we have been reading over the last week.

Emma – Jane Austen


Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, rich – and fiercely independent – is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the advice of her good friend Mr Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her pretty, naive Harriet Smith, her well-laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. 


I enjoyed this book. I found Emma to be a good character to initially dislike. She gave the impression she was knowledgeable about life and being in the best position to advise others, but as the story progresses Emma realises this is not the case and she has alot to learn.

I did find a few surprises in this novel, despite thinking I had worked out what was going to happen, on the next page my theory was disproved.

The character of Miss Bates I found more and more endearing as I
progressed through the book, as who does not know/met a Miss Bates in
their lives!


Orange Balloon – Samantha Priestley


Seeking sanctuary from his memories, a man carries a balloon, but its orange glow marks him as different from others: wounded. Water has fallen “from the heavens and covered him till it was in his eyes and mouth and ears.” All but drowning in the consequences of a moment of inattention, he blindly walks and prays, afraid of what he may find if he allows himself to look.


Despite this only being a short story, this had the feel of a bigger book. By the end I was empathising with the feelings of the main character and what they are going through. Together with the illustrations it all added depth to this book.

I’m not going to reveal much, as this will spoil the flow and understanding of this little story.


Have you read any of the books above? Let us know your thoughts! 

Have you read any of the books above? Let us know your thoughts! 

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