These ‘about me’ sections, or even sections that inform you about blogs, have never been my forte. Much to my chagrin, I was never taught the unwritten rules of what you are supposed to say. The links at the side of the blog – Twitter and Goodreads, for example – are liable to tell you more than I could ever say in words.

Mostly, this will be a book blog. I read a lot, and I love to share my views on my most recent reads. I try to read a little bit of everything, but if you look closely you’ll notice I will occasionally become obsessed with one specific genre for a short period of time. Old books, new books, yet to be released books – I read them all. If you’re an author looking for advance readers or just wish for more reviews of a book you’ve already released, please feel free to contact me. There is a contact form at the side of my blog – if you scroll down below the Twitter and Goodreads sidebar you will find it – so drop me a message and I’ll be sure to get back to you in double time. After all, finding new authors is what makes the book world go around.

Thanks for taking your time to read this. With a little bit of luck, you will find my blog much more interesting than this mundane introductory section.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Review: The Boat Builder's Bed

The Boat Builder's Bed The Boat Builder's Bed by Kris Pearson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Boat Builder’s Bed was a surprisingly addictive read. When I first started reading this story, I wasn’t quite sure how much I would enjoy it. I was intrigued and wanted to know more, but I wasn’t sucked under the spell for quite some time. As the story started to progress, I gradually found myself slipping deeper and deeper into the world.

It’s very much a story that grows on you. It’s a book where the little things make you fall in love with the story. It’s the accumulation that is so enjoyable, watching as all the small parts finally click into place and you realise the story had you.

Truthfully, my rating is more of a three-point-five star rating than a three star rating. I spent quite a bit of time debating whether I was to give this one three stars or four stars. Due to my level of addiction, a part of me wished to give it four stars. However, when I stopped to think about it, I realised it wasn’t quite at the rounding up stage.

For me, what prevented me from rounding up was the ending. I enjoyed watching as the many elements of the story slowly came together, but when we reached the ending things felt a bit rushed. Everything occurred at once, preventing the individual elements from hitting quite as hard as they could have. It was a fun ending, but it didn’t pack the punch it should have. Compared to the rest of the book it felt over too quick, as though it wasn’t quite given the same consideration and detail. If it had been spread out a bit more, had there been more detail, I would have rounded up to four stars instead.

Nevertheless, this was an addictive read. It was enjoyable enough to pass a short time period, and I’d certainly consider reading more of the author in the future.

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