Wednesday 14 December 2022

Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover | Book Review

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Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover

Star rating: 

Publication date: 22nd December 2015


When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change.

Or maybe not.

Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory.

Will Bridgette find it in herself to warm her heart to Warren and finally learn to love?


Maybe not.


After the massive hype surrounding Colleen Hoover's novels over Instagram and Tiktok, I thought, "Okay, I must give her books a go". I spotted this little novella as an audiobook on Scribd and because it was short, I thought it would be a great first foray into the Hoover-verse. Unfortunately I feel like it fell a bit short.

Our main character Warren lives with his best friends Bennett and Ridge. When Bridgette moves in, Warren is automatically drawn to her and well, I think you know what comes next.

For me, this read a bit too much like a teenage Wattpad book and perhaps this is a personal thing and I'm just too old for that kind of thing now. It was just sex, sex and more sex. I am no prude, I don't mind that but I just want a bit more storyline too to bulk it up a bit. I didn't really care about the characters or care for how it was written.

I will however say that I loved the addition of a deaf character. I actually think this is the first time I've read a book with a deaf character. This hasn't put me off reading Colleen Hoover books in the future. I will definitely pick up some of the other more hyped-up ones!

Tuesday 6 December 2022

'90s Nostalgia by Krista Brea | Book Review

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90's Nostalgia: Influential Moments, Music, Movies and More from One of the Greatest Childhood Decades by Krista Brea
Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Publication date: 15th October 2022

If you grew up in the ’90s, this book is an excellent throwback. The 1990s was a decade of change and growth. This was also a time of significant technological advances, with the internet and cell phones becoming commonplace. But what truly made the 90s special was the culture.

This was the era of grunge, girl power, and hip-hop.♥

From Clueless to The Matrix, there were plenty of iconic films that defined the decade. And who could forget the music? The 90s saw the rise of Nirvana, Spice Girls, and Britney Spears. In many ways, the 90s was a golden age of pop culture. It was a time of fun and exploration, and we continue to love it today.

This book was super fun and felt like a warm hug. I was born in 1992 and always wish I'd been born a tiny bit earlier so I could experience the '90s when I was a little older. I am however very proud of being born in the '90s so I was really excited to go back in time with this book.

This book talks about how amazing the 1990's really was with developments in technology, movies and TV shows that became classics and are still watched today and even fashion trends that have made a comeback.

The TV chapter started and I heard
"Home Improvement" and "everyone had a crush on Jonathan Taylor Thomas." Absolutely YES. He was my first ever crush.

Although this book is fun, reminding us of things that were popular in the '90s, it is also educational and I felt like I learned a lot especially in the gaming consoles chapter about how exciting these were and how they paved the future for gaming.

It has also reminded me of some amazing cartoons that I need to introduce to my own children! If you want to throw it back, this book is for you. I also think it would be really interesting for teenagers of today to read too.