Hello, and welcome to Marvel At Words.
My aim here is to review the books i read, as i finish reading them. My plan is to write thorough, honest, detailed reviews, which may or may not include spoilers and quotes. I will mostly be writing these reviews for myself, to hold on to the books i’ve read for a little longer after i’ve finished them. To be able to come back and read about what i thought of a book. To remind myself and think, “Oh yeah, i remember the feeling that book gave me. I remember how much i loved/hated reading it.”
Although my approach to these reviews will be for myself, my hope is for others—you—to enjoy them as well. Whether that’s nodding your head in agreement or ranting in outright disagreement with a review on a book you have read. Perhaps you will discover new books that sound like the exact thing you would enjoy to read or realising you should avoid it because it sounds like shite.
The kind of books i will be reading and reviewing will vary, and i’d hate to make an attempt at describing my taste. I’ll try reading anything once, i simply love to read. I spent much of my youth reading Point Horror books, before moving to something a little darker when i borrowed my mum’s copy of Stephen King’s IT and proceeded to re-read it a dozen times. Stephen King remains a favourite, though sparsely read, author. I read only one of his books in 2012. The books i read range from cult classics to classics, literature to modern fiction, comedy to horror and crime to fantasy. There’s nothing i wouldn’t give at least the first chapter a go at. Oh wait, i can think of two recent trilogy series books i would not touch to throw on a fire, even though i would gladly see them burn. I shall refrain from typing their titles. Anyone will actual taste can surely take an educated guess.
Along with book reviews i will be splattering this blog with other literary posts. I have yet to iron out the details of what they shall entail, as i don’t want to limit myself. Suffice to say i have so far only thought to call them ‘highlighting’ posts, in which i will highlight books, authors, characters, quotes, chapters, book covers, book to film adaptations and whatever the hell else takes my fancy. Also questionnaires and memes and things.
And so begins my paper-cut-filled adventure. I hope you enjoy the ride. Please feel free to follow, like and comment. I’d love to discover some new blogs to read and people to meet along the way!