Essential Maps For The Lost – Deb Caletti


Yes I know, it’s been far too long and I should be posting up more blogs on here but I’ve been a little busy writing three books, blogging for Diary Of A Young Writer  go check it out click here and here. I also have two jobs, one of which is working in a bookshop, though I feel like I have a dozen jobs really (I mean who has holidays these days?). So I’m sorry, I’ve not had much time to read and I’ve been attempting the classics, which dear god, some of the classic fiction is really tough to get through. So far I’ve read books by Jane Austen, Joseph Conrad, George Eliot, Anne Bronte and Emily Bronte.  Continue reading

My Most Loved Book To Date.


I have a confession to make; I’ve committed every book lover’s worst sins with this book. Eragon by Christopher Paolini is my most loved and most read book to date, and it has maintained its number one spot in my book-loving heart for almost a decade. Continue reading

DOAYW – September Updates


Author interview with M.S. Dobing and my recent excursion to Kirkby Lonsdale’s Devil’s Bridge in Diary Of A Young Writer September Updates. Click the blog pictures or links below to see the full blogs, or click here to see all my Diary Of A Young Writer Blogs!



DOAYW – August Updates


Diary Of A Young Writer August Updates include authors who have inspired me and why you should read if you’re struggling to write. Seriously check out these two blogs and let me know your thoughts and opinions! Click on the blog pictures or links below to see the full blogs or alternatively, click here to see all of my blogs at Diary Of A Young Writer.



The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness


My Thoughts:

My first thoughts as I began to read this book was, ‘this is weird’  but despite thinking that, I couldn’t put the book down, every time I tried I  would pick it back up again, and it wasn’t long before I realised that this book is ‘oddly brilliant’.

I saw ‘The Rest Of Us Just Live Here’, whilst I was casually flipping through a book magazine, and I then casually pointed it out to my mother, who kindly bought it for me as a Christmas present. I didn’t really know what to expect as I hadn’t really expected to get it at all, but this was the best, casually-chosen, book choice I have ever made!

Where do I even start with this one? Patrick Ness has basically managed to write a compelling and unique story, but from the point of view of the really minor (barely significant) characters, found in your usual YA Fiction. Instead of having special main characters who are usually cool, beautiful, and have some sort of hidden talent/power. Patrick Ness has flipped the concept on it’s head and given us the ordinary, normal characters, who have their own issues, but are just trying to live their lives as best as they can. These characters are not the names that history will remember but rather, the names that history will undoubtedly forget.

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