Reading: The Creep

Where to start with this book….

Well, at the beginning there was a warning about sex and violence. Normally I just think ‘yeah, yeah’. But seriously there is loads and LOADS of sex and violence. Be warned. No really….

Overall I enjoyed this book, the story and characters were interesting, but just as I was warned there was possibly too much sex and violence. Mostly sex. And weird inappropriate sex at that. However, do not let this put you off reading the book, it is still a good read. I found the story kept me reading and wanting to find out more and I love the twist at the end of the story, I did not see that one coming!

The Creep by John T Foster (link)

On Amazon this book seems to divide people with the majority giving either a 5 star rating or a 1 star rating. It seems this book is like Marmite; you love it or you hate it with no middle ground. However, personally I would rate this book (and Marmite) in the middle ground as a 3/5.

I downloaded this book as a free read but this book is now £2.49 on Amazon. I would recommend it if it is free or reduced in the future.

Have you read this book? What did you think?

Love Lou xoxox


FMS Photo A Day June 2013


The Challenge

1 B is for

Day 1: B Is For – Binoculars!

2 A Moment

Day 2: A Moment – Baby swans

3 On My Table

Day 3: On My Table – Fathers Day cross stitch

4 After Dark

Day 4: After Dark – Fox sat under the street light

5 Environment

Day 5: Environment – Bluebells!

6 Transport

Day 6: Transport – Aeroplane

7 Bright

Day 7: Bright – Bright skies

8 An Animal

Day 8: An Animal – The robin in our garden

9 From Down Low

Day 9: From Down Low – In the garden

10 You!

Day 10: You!

11 SOmething Funny

Day 11: Something Funny – Yes I am wearing a moustache :’)

12 11 O Clock

Day 12: 11 O’Clock – Watching the birds in the garden

13 Kitchen

Day 13: Kitchen – The oven

14 Texture

Day 14: Texture – Pretty flower

15 From Above

Day 15: From Above – Pebbles

16 Family

Day 16: Family – With my Mom and Dad

17 Centred

Day 17: Centred – Flowed centre

18 Street

Day 18: Street

19 Currently Reading

Day 19: Currently Reading – An actual book! (Not my kindle!)

20 Cute

Day 20: Cute – Tiny baby moorhen

21 Lunchtime

Day 21: Lunchtime – Hula Hoops!

22 enjoyinh Life

Day 22: Enjoying Life – My boyfriend’s birthday party

23 Last

Day 23: Last

24 Negative Space

Day 24: Negative Space – Rubbish at the bottom of the garden

25 Sharp

Day 25: Sharp – Alaska blade

26 Empty

Day 26: Empty – Bottles ready for recycling!

27 Into The Sun

Day 27: Into The Sun(set)

28 Red

Day 28: Red

29 In My Bag

Day 29: In My Bag

30 Handwriting

Day 30: Handwriting – In my diary

We are officially half way through the year now!

Did you complete the June Photo Challenge? What did you think?

Which is your favourite picture?

Love Lou xoxox

Reading: Firefly Beach

What can I say except I LOVED this book!

It was amazing: great story, superbly written, loveable and relatable characters, entertaining and shocking!

The story follows the adventures of Beth LaMonte when she discovers a young girls diary from the 1970’s in her new home. As she reads the diary she starts the search for the now grown up girl from the diary and what she discovers is shocking (I won’t ruin the story for you!).

The novel pulls you in from the start and I ended up staying up well into the night reading it. The 226 page book was read in less than a week as I just could not put it down! I cannot praise this book enough, it is the best book I have read in a really long time.

Firefly Beach by Meira Pentermann (link)

The book is for sale in the Kindle Store for £1.93 and is definitely worth every penny. I am eagerly awaiting Meira’s future books!

Have you read this book? What did you think?

Love Lou xoxox

Reading: Lillan’s Story

I have been putting off writing this review for over a month as I have been feeling totally uninspired by this book. It’s not that it was a terrible book but it just wasn’t great.

At first it was very hard to get in to and I nearly gave up as I found the ‘ye olde’ writing style annoying and sometimes unreadable but I would not let it beat me (I have to finish a book when I have started it! I don’t know if you are the same?). As the story developed the writing style did improve and I found Lillian to be a likeable character. However, the story just seemed to be missing something, I’m just not sure what? Additionally, I found it impossible to try to remember who all of the different people were and their names; I kept finding myself  having to back track to find who they were. As a few other reviewers have said, the way the story jumps around is also quite irritating. The ending was a disappointment, letting me feel like maybe I should have given up after the first few pages.

Lillians Story by Sally Patricia Gardner (link)

It was free when I downloaded it but it is now £2.56 in the Kindle Store. I would recommended it to try for free but not as a paid book. However, this is just my opinion and Lillians Story has a lot of really good reviews on Amazon so if you fancy it don’t let me put you off!

Have you read this book? What did you think?

Love Lou xoxox

Idea Room April Photo Challenge

1 Fun

Day 1: Fun – sorting my drawers out in my newly decorated room

2 Jump

Day 2: Jump – my brother jumping

3 In My Car

Day 3: In My Car – on the bus

4 Spring

Day 4: Spring – flowers!

5 Your EVening

Day 5: Your Evening – watched Walking Dead!

6 Chore

Day 6: Chore – tidying my wardrobe

7 Outside

Day 7: Outside – in my garden

8 Yellow

Day 8: Yellow – SpongeBob watch

9 Share

Day 9: Share – PEZ sweeties!

10 Three

Day 10: Three – delicious churros

11 Under

Day 11: Under – hiding under Mr.P

12 A Brand

Day 12: A Brand – Apothecary lipstick set

13 Sign

Day 13: Sign – love this bicycle sign!

14 Favourite Room

Day 14: Favourite Room – my bedroom!

15 Number

Day 15: Number – number 8

16 Your Sky

Day 16: Your Sky – cloudy

17 Im Reading

Day 17: I’m Reading – Firefly Beach by Meira Pentermann

18 Special

Day 18: Special – charm bracelet given for my 12th Birthday.

19 I Feel

Day 19: I Feel – like snuggling up with movies

20 In My Town

Day 20: In My Town – lamppost on a weekend away

21 Daily Habit

Day 21: Daily Habit – taking pictures!

22 Something I Enjoy

Day 22: Something I Enjoy – playing with nail varnish and new nail inventions

23 Tasty

Day 23: Tasty – potato stars!

24 Greatful For

Day 24: Grateful For – My Dad (and the rest of my family!)

26 Unique

Day 26: Unique – my brother and I when we were younger

27 A Talent

Day 27: A Talent – sewing and dress making

28 Relax

Day 28: Relax – nice lie in!

29 11am

Day 29: 11am – clock in my bedroom

30 Sunset

Day 30: Sunset – view from my bedroom window

Did you complete the photo challenge this month? Will you be doing next months?

Love Lou xoxox

Reading: First 2 Zombie Novels!

The “Last Hope Book 1: Onslaught” by Drew Brown was the first zombie novel I have ever read.

At first I wasn’t sure about it, however, after the story finally got going I did really enjoy it and would consider buying the second book. I wont discuss the plot as I don’t want to ruin the story if you do decide to read it! I downloaded this book when it was free on Amazon but it is now £2.62. As it is not a very long book (290 pages) I’m not sure I would recommend it for this price.

The second zombie book I read is ‘The Sickness: Monte’s Story’ by Jeannie Rae. It was a short novel.

I really enjoyed this book and managed to read it in only a 2 evenings. It is still free on Amazon at the moment so I would definitely recommend you download it and try it. Even if you don’t like it, you haven’t lost anything as it was free! It follows the main character Monte, a teenage girl, as she tries to escape the zombie apocalypse. I wont say any more as I don’t want to ruin the story! Overall, I am glad I read these two novels as my first zombie books and I will definitely be downloading a few more zombie books!

Have you read either of these books? Or another zombie book? What did you think?

Love Lou xoxox

Reading: Jocelyn’s Journal

I finished reading Jocelyn’s Journal by K.D. Rawden this week.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The story was interesting and the main character Melanie was relatable. However, it did have a few annoying grammatical and spelling mistakes (e.g. waste instead of waist). I downloaded it when it was a free download but after going on Amazon to check the information I found that it is now £1.94. Personally I would recommend as a free read but not for nearly £2.

Have you read this book? What did you think?

Love Lou xoxox