Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Hey everyone! Today I’m bringing you a review for Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie.

This novel was one that I had been really looking forward to reading after I heard that the movie was coming out. It was a relatively short novel, but despite that, there was a lot of interesting things going on.

I hope you all enjoy the review!

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An Astronauts Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

Hey guys!

Today I am writing a review for An Astronauts Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield. This book was one I didn’t expect to read recently but I found in on my boyfriend’s bookshelf and couldn’t help myself. I’ve heard about this book but had never felt intrigued enough to purchase the book myself.

Recently I’ve gotten back into reading and I started off with starting It by Stephen King. That book is a monster of a book so I found this novel to be very easy and quick to get through.

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How to get out of a reading slump.

Hello everyone.

As we all know, I have been caught up in a horrible reading slump that has taken over my life. It makes me feel horrible not reading books as much as I used to, and I’m really sad that it’s not completely gone yet.

This post is going to be filled with ways that I have tried to help me get rid of my reading slump. Some have been more helpful than others, but all are attempts that I have made.

I hope you all enjoy this post, and if you’re in a reading slump I wish you all the best to beat it!


1. Watch BookTube Videos

This is an obvious choice for me. I always have the strongest urge to buy a book or read a book after someone has talked about it and how much they enjoyed it.

Hearing someone talk about a book that you own and haven’t read yet brings upon the strongest urge to pick that book up and find out why they enjoyed the book.


2. Go to a bookstore

This also seems like a very obvious choice for me.

Going to bookstores always makes me have the strongest urge to read all the books that I see and have. In addition to getting the urge to read, going to bookstores also increases my likelihood to buy a new book, and that increases the likelihood that I will read said book.


3. Re-read a favourite

Re-reading one of my favourite books always makes me want to read more, especially when it’s a series and you like all the other books in the series as well.

I tried this earlier on with When Breathe Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, and it didn’t really work. I think this is because this novel is a non-fiction and a little too intense for me to read when in a reading slump, but I would definitely recommend something like Harry Potter or something along those lines to help you get back into the groove of things.


4. Listen to an audiobook

This is a nice way to get a slight break from reading physical novels, but still be reading something. I personally have not done this because I’m currently enjoying listening to podcast’s on my drive, but I do think that this would be a great substitute for reading.


5. If you’re not feeling it, don’t do it.

This last one, I think, is the most important tip for anyone who is in a reading slump.

If you do not feel like reading. Don’t force yourself to do it.

All this will do is make you, first, hate the book you’re reading, and second, make your reading slump even worse.

If you’re not interested in picking up a book, concentrate on what you are interested in doing and don’t make yourself feel guilty (I do it all the time) for not reading all the books on your TBR.


That is about all I currently have for tips on getting out of a reading slump. I hope you guys enjoyed.

I’d also like to say thanks to all of my followers for being so patient with me as I suffer through this reading (and writing) slump, I promise I’m getting out of it!!

Thanks so much for reading, don’t forget to follow my blog as well as all my other social media accounts linked in the side bar.

Until next time,

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Where I’ve Been.

Hello everyone.

I owe you guys an explanation…


It has been far too long since I’ve posted something on this blog, and I’m sorry about that.

August was a very very busy month for me and due to all that was going on this month I went through a very large reading/writing slump.

I’m still not entirely out of my reading slump, but seeing as how two of my most anticipated books have now come out and are in my possession, I’m hoping to change that.

Most of August and some of September I have been doing my second practicum for my nursing course and that has been taking up a lot of my time and energy. There are only 4 more days of our practicum left, so I am very excited to get back into a somewhat normal routine again.

I really appreciate a lot of you giving me time to just relax a bit and concentrate on my school. I’ve had a lot of support on Twitter so I really appreciate it.

As for all the new followers I’ve gained during my semi-hiatus on this blog, WELCOME! I’m glad you’ve decided to follow my blog and just know that I do usually post a lot, this is just a special case.

That’s about all I have to say in this post, stay tuned for some upcoming movie reviews (because that’s just about all I’ve been doing recently).


Thanks so much for reading, don’t forget to follow my blog as well as my social media accounts linked in the side bar.

Until next time,

Screen Shot 2017-07-13 at 11.29.32 PM Rimpy Toor
Blogger & Reviewer at Rimpy’s Reads

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a: PO Box 99900 ZY 307 014
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Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller (Spoiler-Free Review)

Hi guys!

Today I have a review to bring you, that I’m quite excited to write. Recently I’ve been in a bit of a book slump and I’ve had a hard time finding time to sit down and read instead of watch Netflix 24/7. This unfortunately hasn’t changed much, but I did have a great time reading this book and finished it in two sittings – which I think is pretty good for where I’m at right now.

This is a great novel for when you’re in a reading slump because it moves so fast, so I’m very glad I decided to pick this one up.

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Favourites of the Week: Aug 4th – 11th

Hey guys! So I’ve decided to start a new series on my blog called Favourites of the Week. This series will basically recap the things I loved the week prior.

This can include:

  • movies
  • books
  • people
  • memories
  • tv
  • makeup?
  • clothing

and everything in between!

I really wanted to start incorporating more things that aren’t just book reviews in my blog (don’t worry there will still be lots of those) and I thought this would be a great addition!

I hope you enjoy – comment down below if you like this idea or if it’s just a little too weird for my blog and I should not do it.

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The Valiant by Lesley Livingston (Spoiler-Free Review)

Hey guys, today I’m bringing to you my review for The Valiant by Leslie Livingston.

This novel is one that I looked forward to so much when it first came out. I was so excited to pick it up, and I’m so glad that I did.

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (Spoiler-Free Review)

Hey guys! Today I’m bringing to you a review for The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue!

This book has been super hyped up, and originally I wanted to listen to the audiobook but I couldn’t find it at my library. I then brought the print book, but I kind of wish I bought the audiobook instead.

Unfortunately I didn’t really enjoy this book, it wasn’t what I expected.

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