Talking About Books & A Video

Talking About Books & A Video

My lovely friend A.S. Akkalon does amazing not-reviews of books on her website. They’re funny, entertaining, and make more sense to me than an actual book review. I know I did a lot of analysing books way back in the foggy years of school (and a year of English Lit at uni), but I didn’t enjoy it that much then, and I have no intentions of trying it again now.

Therefore, allow me to present my first chat about books. Also my first video (other than my old fitness and yoga ones, but I didn’t have to talk at the same time in those). I hope you enjoy it (and can understand it – I’m guilty of mumbling on a regular basis).

Let me know what you think, and if there’s anything in particular you’d like me to natter about in the future!



Have you read Sleeping Beauties? What are your thoughts on it?


6 Replies to “Talking About Books & A Video”

  1. Yay for not-reviews! This was awesome (as is your hair) – I wish I had the nerve to do videos.

    You’re right, that is a gorgeous cover – I definitely would have bought it for the cover if I were a Stephen King fan.

    1. Thank you so much! I hate having my photo taken, let alone being videoed, but it’s not so bad when you’re talking about books. I think.

  2. Oh, I wish I had that cover! I got this one – well I can share the pic – but it’s featured on his page below. I’ll admit to buying it because of his name, and the premise intrigued me. I was looking forward to diving into nice thick read and sadly I was disinterested before it even went anywhere. I read perhaps two hundred pages and moved on. I will eventually go back to it as I never leave a book unfinished.
    Regardless, your not-review peeked my interest and was well done 🙂
    (The other cover)

    1. I have to say, it really wasn’t one of his better reads. And I really wanted to like it! But it also wasn’t unreadable to the point that I gave up on it, and I do have quite a strong policy these days that (guilty as it makes me feel), I will give up on a book if it hasn’t gripped me by the first 50-100pp. Good luck on the re-read!

  3. I used to have a must-finish policy, and over the past year or two I’ve changed that because I realize I only have so many hours in a day, and I’m not going to waste them on bad books.

    I’m kind of bummed that a Stephen King book was a disappointment, but at least I know which one to avoid, right? Great chat! And your bookshelves are so tidy, I’m not sure if I’m impressed or I think you’re disturbed . . .

    1. I used to feel so guilty about not finishing books, but no so much anymore. There are just too many good books out there to waste time on the ones you don’t enjoy. And yes – I usually enjoy Stephen King, so it was a bit disappointing!

      And the bookshelves – the thing is, I’ve moved once a year or more for the last ten years (and before that lived on the boats i worked on) so this is a very controlled accumulation, believe it or not!

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