5 Fave Books I’ve Read Over the Summer

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Bonjour…

So I have the most diverse taste in books, as you’ll be able to tell from this post. I will literally read anything! Here are some of the best I’ve come across this summer holiday:

 

  1. Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture by Joshua Levine

I went to see the Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk at the start of the holidays and it was amazing. However, I felt ashamed of myself! Even though I’d studied History to A Level, I had very little knowledge about what had happened at Dunkirk. I decided to buy this book of the history behind the film to get more of an in-depth knowledge on the subject. I found it to be the most interesting book vie read in a long time! It’s full of hundreds of little anecdotes from serving soldiers in WWII and in those who were involved in the Dunkirk evacuation. And, even better, I feel like I’ve learned a lot on the subject.

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  1. Dunkirk: The Screenplay by Christopher Nolan.

(There’s a theme here…). A friend of mine bought this for me when I said I loved reading screenplays, I know, what a good friend! I really enjoyed the film (as I said) but was unsure how the screenplay would read as there is very little dialogue in the film. It was a really enjoyable read and, having seen the film, it’s easy to imagine scenes and what is actually going on, like watching the film all over again!

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  1. Songs About a Girl by Chris Russell

Told you it was diverse. This book caught my attention in WH Smith as part of the Zoella book club. I love a good fan-fiction style read, and this is a classic ‘normal girl meets famous guy and he somehow likes her’, as if, right? But it’s a fun read all the same…

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  1. The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Bear with here… I went on a lil weekend away to Stratford-Upon-Avon this holiday. I absolutely love Shakespeare. I studied English Literature at uni and did a module on Shakey himself, which was my fave. The Tempest is my favourite play and I haven’t read it for YEAR. The gift shop in Stratford were selling BEAUTIFUL versions of the plays so I (obv) had to buy the best one. I also really enjoy reading plays (and screenplays) as I find them so much simpler to read- they just cut the faff out, don’t they?

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  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

My next challenge is to read the Harry Potter books. I would call myself a Harry Potter fan as I know a lot about the franchise, but I haven’t read the books in order since they came out (I was seven when the Philosopher’s Stone came out)! And so begins the Harry Potter challenge…

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Thanks for reading,

I’d love to know what books you’re enjoying this year, as I’m always looking for reccs!

Emily xoxo

 

‘Stuck on the Puzzle’- My Debut Novella!

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Hey guys!

I am very excited to finally announce the publication of my very first novella! It is available to download on Amazon Kindle (or the Kindle app on iPhone or iPad)…

I would absolutely love for you to read it and leave a review to let me know what you think!

It’s only around 5,000 words, so a short story, and only costs £1.99, so what have you got to lose, really? 😉

Give it a go!

ElectricEmily

xoxox

MY FIRST…. NOVEL???

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Hey everyone!

So, as you may already know, I have recently finished my degree in Creative Writing. I absolutely loved it and I’m already missing the weekly writing assignments. So I’ve had an idea for a Young Adult novel for about 4 years now… so I think now is the time to write it and put it out into the world! (Scaryyyyy).

I’m going to leave a lil teaser down below… let me know what you all think of the opening (please don’t be harsh), and comment below as to whether you’d like to read more. FINGER’S CROSSED!

ENJOY:

Between Me & You (working title)

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       “The night before I embarked on the biggest journey of my life, my father and I ate fajitas in silence. A-Levels, were going to be my mountain and I was the lonely mountaineer with one measly pick-axe and no map. Of course, I couldn’t tell my dad about my fears of desertion or avalanches, so I would spend every meal time racking my brains in an effort to find a topic of conversation. And often, nothing came. The sounds of chewing and swallowing filled our echoey kitchen, and that was all. That was night my dad came home from work with a brand new computer, and told me I would need it for my studies. Not only was this a huge shock, but it also gave me the feeling of exceptionally deep guilt. We were not well-off people. My dad worked twelve hour shifts, six days a week just to keep a roof over our heads and provide food for me which I didn’t eat. The furthest his education went was to the age of 15 and was purely sport-based; what did he care about my studies? I also assumed he never understood it, its importance, its pressures, its unbearable injustices.”