Genie's Weekly News (19)

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Hi everyone and welcome to my weekly blog feature to recap the week with bookish news and what to expect coming up! So without further ado...

*Reading Right Now*


The last novel I read by Sally Gardner was The Red Necklace which I enjoyed, and now it's onto this story with some time travel and historical elements.

*Previous Posts*
*Recommendation of the Week*


I really loved this Morgan Matson novel - it's an enjoyable contemporary read with the perfect balance between cute and serious.

*From The Interwebs*


  • The Flywheel by Erin Gough - I got this surprise in the mail from Hardie Grant Egmont and it looks like an interesting read which I hope to get to soon.
  • The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand - I'm almost finished I Was Here, and have just started another book, so hopefully that's enough of a break before I start tackling books with those heavy issues again.
*Movie Reactions*

I didn't really like Into The Woods, so I was looking forward to something that would refresh my cinematic palate, so to speak. I watched this at the movies on Tuesday, and it was a really fun experience. Rebel Wilson was hilarious as expected, and Hugh Jackman even had a small part to play! I'm going out to see The Wedding Ringer with some friends next week, so I'll let you know what I make of that one.

How has your week been?


  1. Last Time We Said Goodbye? Gah, my friend sobbed her way through that one. I hope you like it! (It's totally not a Jess book though haha) I'm starting I Was Here though and tbh I don't think I'll like it too much. But hey, who knows? Can you believe that I've only watched like half of Night At The Museum LOL Maybe I should just marathon them! :D

    1. Yes Jess - marathoning them is a good idea! I can tell The Last Time We Said Goodbye will probably make me cry my eyes out - we'll see how that goes!

  2. I've been dying to read The Last Time We Say Goodbye, I'm such a fan of her Hallowed series, her prose is beautiful and like Jess, I've heard it's one of those books that doesn't just tug on your heartstrings, it rips them out!

    Nice choice of flick, I love Night at the Museum. Dum Dum like gum gum :D
    Have a fabulous week of reading poppet and can't wait to see what you think of these two <3

    1. I haven't read anything by Cynthia Hand before, but I love beautiful prose so now I'm even more looking forward to this one even if it's heartwrenching and painfully emotional read.

      Hope you have a fantastic week too <3


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