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

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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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November TBR

Hello everyone! I’m bringing you all my “potential” November TBR. I say potential because I don’t know whether I’ll be able to read anything this month, but I am hoping that I will be able to continue on with my reading!

I hope you all enjoy my TBR!

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October Wrap Up!

Hey guys, so October was finally the end to my dreaded reading slump (I hope) and I had an okay reading month. My reading did increase more near the end of the month so I didn’t manage to read too many novels, but despite that I’m very happy with what I did accomplish this month!

I hope you enjoy my October wrap up!

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The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson 

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I’ve had a spurt of reading energy (mostly because I was procrastinating studying for my midterm) and finished Stalking Jack the Ripper AND started The Heart of Betrayal yesterday! This reading slump I’ve had (for like two/three months) has been hell, and all I’ve been able to do is listen to audiobooks while I drive.

Finally I’ve kind of got a slight reading routine going and I’m very happy about it. Therefore, today I’m bringing a review for The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson.

This novel has been one I have been putting off for quite a while now, mainly because I bought the paperback versions of the first two novels and I wanted to wait until the paperback of the last book came out – which I don’t even know when that is anymore.

Anywho, I’m just going to jump into my review for The Heart of Betrayal now!

Enjoy!

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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

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Today I’m bringing to you a review for Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco.

This was a highly anticipated novel for me, and unfortunately I was a bit disappointed with how this novel turned out.

I hope you all enjoy my review!

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Movies You Didn’t Know Were Books

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Today on my blog I wanted to talk about some movies that everyone knows (or should know) about, and how they are based off of books.

Typically, if a movie is based off of a book it’s something that is widely known and displayed on a lot of platforms.

You don’t usually see movies not mention their affiliation to a novel.

I hope you enjoy this blog post and learn about some very odd book to movie adaptations that are not known by a large part of the public.

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A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin Review

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Today I am bringing to you a long awaited review for A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.

I’ve been listening to this book on Audiobook for what feels like many many months – and I’m very excited to finally be done.

I hope you all enjoy this review!

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October TBR

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This month is by far my favorite of all the months, this might have something to do with the fact that my birthday takes place in the second week of the month… but also HALLOWEEN!

This month I am excited to read all the spooky books I don’t usually have a chance to read throughout the year.

I’m going to jump right into my TBR because I am very excited to be able to read these wonderful books this month.

Also, for all of you wondering where I’ve been the past couple months, I apologize, but I have been in the worlds worst reading/writing slump and haven’t been in the mood to blog. I’m so sorry for being awol but I am slowly working my way back into writing this blog and enjoying it.

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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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