What is my favourite book and why? 

 My favourite book is 1984 written by George Orwell. This is about a man called Winston. Winston lives in a world where his thoughts are policed, where CCTV is everywhere and is running supreme. There is even ‘double speak’. The languages spoken have most of their words eradicated, words that are thought to be ‘dangerous’ and that may convey ‘too much feeling’.
 This was hard for me to read, the language is so different to what I was used to but once I got into it, I was hooked. I even managed to get through the “The Theory of Oligarchical Collectivism’ it was used as, and I quote “A Thematic and Plot Element” in the book.
 1984 made me look at the world around me differently and it also scared me, because some of the themes in the book are actually true to the society I now live in. The CCTVs that are all over London. I could even compare this book to the current political situation in America. Trump is trying to police cerain information that is posted online. Most recent being scientific findings and anything pertaining to climate change.
 I didn’t like Winston as a character too much, he was too weak for me as a person but this didn’t take away from the story. I think this is a true testament of how good the story is. I wished there was more of a romantic element with Julia but then again, it doesn’t take away from the story.

What is your favourite book and why?

The Diabolic By SJ Kincaid

This book was amazing. Absolutely original in its idea and has a great strong female protagonist. It’s about a humanoid who’s sole purpose is to live and breathe for its ‘owner’ shall we say…it’s set in space! I love anything to do with science fiction. This is a young adult novel but it has very adult themes. It’s marked as a “stand alone” but may well be a series if enough of us request it! I also heard the film rights were recently bought! Well done SJ.  

I absolutely loved it! One reviewer described it perfectly “it’s a bit stabby and I liked it”. I am inclined to agree. 

 

The author also has other books that are also science fiction. It’s called the Insignia trilogy which looks promising. I may have to buy them. For research purposes obviously 😉 

My First Blog Post

Hello, I am Tina, I’m 29 (nearly 30!) and I absolutely love reading books and everything else that comes with it. I have been told countless times that I should start a blog to let everyone know the passion I have for books. I do. I love books. Ever since I learned to read (in English) I had gained a thirst for it. Books are so magical and so enticing. So I read and read and read. Now, here I am. Writing about what I’ve read.  

Guys…this is my story. Enjoy!