Book Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness



I’ve heard about this book about this book two years ago around the same time I was reading the Fault in Our Stars. For some reason, people kept bringing up the two them together, drawing comparisons. One day, I was at a bookstore sale and saw the beautiful edition that I’ve had on my Book Depository wishlist forever and, of course, I had to get it. I was confronted with opportunity to go spend 3 hours at the dentist’s a few days ago. And before I left the house, I made the very good decision of taking this book with me.

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2015 Reading Goals and Challenges


Hello lovely people! I hope your year has been going great so far; mine has been busy the way it has been for months. I do finish exams in a couple of weeks though, and I’m hoping I can manage being more active on the blog. I was quite disappointed by the end of the year stats; apprently, I’ve only made 24 posts throughout the whole year, and that’s a shame. I’ve read great books (coincidently, 24 as well) and didn’t get the chance to tell you all about them or have anything concrete to remember them by or reference later on. I hope this remorse will fuel my dedication to reviewing throughout the next year, even if I’m busy.

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The Memories Never Let Me Go

Memory is a fickle thing. We want to rely on our brains to retain information, occasions, feelings, people and their names and their stories and everything that interaction with the world entails. We drift from one day to the next with words and flickers of images latching onto our mind the way plastic bags cling onto barbered wires. There, but always swaying with the wind, threatening to detach. Some stay and some depart, and there’s no pattern or rule to it. Our emotions deform them and our growth morphs them, and we still find a way to tell the story somehow. Certainty is an illusion because none of our memories are facts. But if we give into that, then how would we ever have anything to dwell on?

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Manno Reviews Popular Books (2 MINI REVIEWS)

I have a massive number of unreviewed books, and the more they get the less likely I’ll review any of them. I decided to make little clusters based on categories, starting with two quite popular books that I’ve read: Divergent by Vernoica Roth and an Abundance of Katherines by John Green. 

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