Saturday, 1 June 2013

Mini Book Haul - Barry Lyga, Joy Deangdeelert Cho and Sasha Grey

I loved reading as a child. While other children would be outside climbing trees and engaging in vigorous pre-pubescent boy vs girls games that rivalled West Side Story-I would sit in my dim room with my back against the freezer placed inconveniently in my room. Life in a small Wandsworth flat was boring enough for me to get happily lost in stories that sparked my early journey into creative personal passion-And whilst I may have lost touch with literary references during my teenage years- those Roald Dahl, R.L Stine and Jacqueline Wilson stories inevitably stayed with me. This past year I've re-ignited my passion for reading and with my latest collection of new publications, I thought I would do a mini book haul- So enjoy :)

Obviously blogging has transformed into a real passion of mine over the past couple of years- And when I saw this book unexpectedly in Urban Outfitters, I KNEW I had to get it! I haven't started reading it yet, but this book features in-depth explanation, tips and tricks to maximise the success of your blog. The book in itself is quirky and visually engaging. Without question, a must read for new bloggers as well as seasoned pros.

Fifty Shades of Grey has nothing on this book! If 'The Juliette Society' made its way into popular culture, then there would be an uproar. Not just due to it's extreme filthy content which the author refers to in the blurb (the title above), but because of the author herself- Sasha Grey. A seasoned hardcore porn-star who already retired at the age of 21, after being critically acclaimed for her no-holds-bar X-rated work. The front cover looks female-friendly enough, yet when you turn the pages you're immersed in your wildest fantasies. She obviously draws from her own experiences of being in the business and even though it features a barely noticeable lack of plot- it's still a thrilling read! I remember reading this a couple weeks ago on the train and felt the presence of another girl reading along over my shoulder and she nearly had a heart attack! 

Lastly, everyone knows I'm obsessed with crime novels and hope to have my own published one day! This seemed like such an interesting criminal read, complete with a psychological stance. I'm excited to start reading this and inevitably I will compare this to my ever growing collection of crime books. I enjoy researching and indulging in all the different angles crime writers take to bring their book to life!


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