Life update. Law Degree? Masters in law?New home? New life?

When I first started my blog 5-years ago I had all the time in the world. No job and no commitments other than college. I used to read around 140 books a year and all I wanted to do was review books and add content to my blog. Until 2016 when my biggest dream came true! I got into law school. If you have followed my blog you will know that was a massive dream of mine, but with moving out came bills, which means work, uni and more work.

Unfortunately, my time was spent on trying to push myself to get the best classification law degree I could. My love for reading had to be put into reading law blogs, journals, books and articles. This meant I had little time for my blog, which often played on my mind.

However, I now have a 2:1 classification Law Degree and I am going on to study a Masters in Professional Legal Practice/ Legal practice course in September. I have also just renovated property with my Partner, and we now have a fresh modern space. As I am studying Masters part-time, I have extra free time. I have books under my coffee table ready to read, a new mature attitude with different topic ideas for my blog.

I am going to stick to my book reviews, as they are foundation for my blog, However, I do want to tailor my blog to legal topics as that is the career path I want to follow and want my blog to stay relevant to my interests.

I am going to plan some blogs and start uploading again as regularly as I can. I hope to see you all soon, and this time…. ill try to stick to it.

Happy reading 🙂

Miss Peregrine’s Home for peculiar Children: REVIEW

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Author : Ransom Riggs

Pages :384

Rating : 10/10

I read this book a loooonnnng time ago, but only just got around to reviewing it. its quite fitting as the film is due out in the cinemas soon, which I’m so excited about!

The book itself has a great warmth to it, and is really interesting to read. The characters each take on a life of their own and develop continuously throughout. The storyline which includes Jacob shows how family secrets can effect someone’s life, but also in the long run make it better and filled with excitement!

There was never a dull moment in the book, I had to slow down the reading as I loved it that much and didn’t want it to end. The idea and creation of the book was perfect, and couldn’t recommend it enough! also everyone needs to go see the film and read the book; to witness something truly magical!

happy reading 🙂

 

 

University update!

Yikes! what a few Month it has been! I got my A-level results, which were 10X better than I anticipated and I got into university!!!! since I found out I’ve been shopping, shopping and shopping.

I’m moving out which means I have to buy everything from scratch, so its given me little time to plan and write blogs, or get my Room94 blog started fully. from the 13th of September regular updates to Inspiredbyabook will be made, from movie, book and general reviews to discussion topics.

updates to Room94 will be less regular, as I am re-launching due to been unable to commit 100% to it.

I’d appreciate if my fellow followers, could go follow room94site, in preparation for re-launch, as that will have beauty, fashion and food content.

I look forward to 100% starting back up both blogs, including the Instagram page from the 12th.

happy reading.

 

 

The vampire diaries – ageless reading? 

I’ve finally finished the first vampire diaries book! Which unfortunately took me ages, especially with exams. However, it got me thinking… Apart from social change and context, could you tell what year a book was written? Whether it be from the 1800’s to the 1900’s or even 2016? 

I noticed as I was reading The vampire diaries it was written in 1991, 6 years before I was born! Previous to this knowledge I had done little research so thought it was written fairly recent at around 2006 onwards. 

Because of my thoughts, I wondered can you tell? Especially because to me, the writing style and language is fluent and modern. Or could it just be that language is slow moving. 

What are your thoughts on this? Please comment! 

*review up soon* 

The Hunted series: Eruption review

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Yet again another knock out book by Ivy Smoak! Another late night getting through the book, because I can never seem to put them down!

All seems well once again for Penny and Hunter, but like always something throws a spanner into the works! It was great to see how Penny and Hunters relationship has developed since the first books (which I loved also).

With them finally happy and settled, something was bound to happen, and boy it did! For the first time I didn’t see it coming. I don’t want to spoil but wow. How can anyone not read these books!

Only down fall, is there wasn’t enough book to fill my needs; and that cliff hanger made me want to rip my eyes out!

All in all 5/5 stars once again. Cannot wait for the  next book Devotion!

GRAB YOUR COPY HERE Eruption

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SHOCK OF THE DAY!

So, many of you will be familiar with the book ‘Night film’ by Marisha Pessl. Today I was roaming around poundworld looking for some car freshners, and ‘Night film’ was only there on the shelf!
FOR £1!!!! I must have paid £4+ when it was released.

I have never been as shocked in my life, and I wonder what other gems I’ve missed!

Have any of you had experiences like this? Please let me know in the comments.

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Room: Review

Synopsis: Room (2015) tells the extraordinary story of Jack, a spirited 5-year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted mother. Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe. Their life, however, is anything but typical–they are trapped–confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space that Ma named Room. Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life. But as Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world.
Running time: 118 minutes
Genre: Drama
Director: Lenny Abrahamson

Room isn’t like any film I’ve seen before. It’s not a horror or thriller, but something special. The genre is hard to Identify, Because it tells a magical, heartfelt story.

The film shows how a strong young woman has brought up her son, in a 10X10 box room after being captivated at 17 by ‘old nick’. Her son Jack doesn’t know any other world (litrally). She makes the brave decision to hatch a plan for them to escape.

(Kind of spoiler)
In many emotional scenes, which did make me and my friends cry. You see Jack escape and his mum to follow, for Jack it’s hard because he thought and saw room as his home. But eventually he comes to love the world.

I recommend this 100%. It’s a beautiful film and really gives you something to think about. 10/10 stars!

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Creed: Movie review

Genre: Drama/sport
Running time: 2 hour 13 minutes
Director: Ryan Coogler
Release date: 25 Nov 2015
Synopsis: Adonis Johnson is the son of the famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died in a boxing match in Rocky IV (1985). Adonis wasn’t born until after his father’s death and wants to follow his fathers footsteps in boxing. He seeks a mentor who is the former heavyweight boxing champion and former friend of Apollo Creed, the retired Rocky Balboa. Rocky eventually agrees to mentor Adonis. With Rocky’s help they hope to get a title job to face even deadlier opponents than his father.

The first thing I’d like to mention is that whilst I was in the unlimited screening watching Creed, it was an atmosphere I’ve never seen before, and don’t think I’ll ever witness again! The feel and buzz off everyone around was special. Everyone was so in the moment and at the edge of their seats!

Creed was released first in America, and isn’t out in the UK yet, but as a unlimited card holder, I got one of the first UK viewings. Before the film started I was already expecting great things, especially with being a lover of the rocky films.

In all honesty it surpassed my expectations, and blew me away. The way the director created the build up, and how Adonis played his character was truly inspirational. He and rocky made the movie something special. I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen.

Hopefully it does down as a fantastic film, like all the rocky films have! I definitely recommend. And I gave 10/10 stars!

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Why my reviews are short?

I have been looking back to when I started my reviews, and there soo long! Personally I HATE long winded reviews that babble about unnecessary things.

I decided to shorted them, so people can look quicky for what they’re looking for, without all the jargon. Personally I enjoy reading my short reviews in comparison to the long ones.

Please let me know if you enjoy them short, and I hope you are enjoying my new movie review section.

Happy reading 🙂

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The Good Dinosaur: Movie review

Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Director: Peter Sohn
Release date: 25th November 2015

Synopsis: The Good Dinosaur (2015)
Pixar: “The Good Dinosaur” asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

The Good Dinosaur is such a heart felt movie. I definitely advise it to the children, as the target audience is the younger generation.

The beautiful animations really bring out the quality of the film, with plenty of comedy parts to get both adults, and children laughing.

The concept of the film is magical, and also has it’s sad moments; but can do a full 180 degrees and change dynamic straight away.

I definitely recommend and rate this film 7/10 stars.

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