Monday, 28 October 2013

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

To see my thoughts on the play based on this book, click here.

Name: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Author's Website: http://www.markhaddon.com/
Publisher: Vintage
Date Published: 2004
Number of Pages: 272
Rating: 5/5
When it's Available: Now

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is an extremely unique book, I don't think there really is another book like it. It's a very clever book, featuring a lot of maths that I didn't understand and facts that messed with my head, but I liked that about it. It made me understand what Christopher's brain was like, knowing things that seem so complicated to me (I got an A at Maths GCSE but haven't taken it any further than that). The actual story was really good, even though it was told in such a different way, I think it had a certain charm to it.
I think I first read this book back in Year 9 English, but we didn't read it in full so I read it at home because my mum had a copy. I remember liking it but not loving it. But then we went to see Curious Incident at The Apollo and I fell in love with the play so decided to re-read the book, which I promptly read in less than a day.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

My Life (#2): Taylor Swift & The Vamps

Taylor Swift & The Vamps actually sounds like a good band name itself.
Anyway, I said I'd post something on this blog every weekend but then this weekend I didn't post anything. So hopefully this post will make up for that. Hopefully.
So, what's been happening in my life? Well, on Friday the 4th of October 2013, a day I will remember for all eternity, I got tickets to see Taylor Swift on Saturday the 1st of February 2014! (A day I will also probably remember for all eternity). And I am unbelievably excited about that. My mum and I will be going together and it's going to be so brilliant. I've never seen Taylor Swift live before or been to a concert, so this will be my first concert and I'm so glad that it's a Taylor Swift one. If you didn't know, I am a huge Taylor Swift fan (AKA a Swifty), so the fact that I'm going to see her live is just insane. I've been planning for it already. If you've been lucky to get tickets to see Taylor then I hope you have a wonderful time and I might even see you there if you're going to the concert on the first.
Yesterday, it was announced that The Vamps will be supporting Taylor at her London concerts. Before then, I'd heard of The Vamps but didn't know a lot about them, so I decided to look them up and I really like them. I always like it when I discover a new band that I like. I recommend you check them about because they are very good. They are Brad, Tristan, James and Connor and they play their own instruments and their debut single Can We Dance is out now! This is the music video:
I love them already. It's made me even more excited for the Taylor Swift concert because I get to see them open up for her!
Hopefully this weekend I'll get a book review up, because my plan is to centre this blog around book reviews (yeah... Not going well so far...). And I also hope to get a post up on Coffee and Kiwis about writing because that is what that blog is sort of supposed to be about and I haven't actually written a post about writing on there yet.
As you can see I am extremely organised. Well, I'm trying to be.
Rebecca.