Book Review · Vlogs

My January 2015 Reads.

I’ve mentioned before that I wanted to do something different with how I approached reviewing and the cat’s finally out of the bag, I’ve decided to switch primarily to vlog reviews. It’s an idea I’ve been toying with for ages but I know YouTube can be a pretty toxic place (I’ve had friends receive some really unpleasant comments on their videos) so I wanted to take the time to be sure I definitely wanted to do it.

The plan at the moment is that I’ll do a monthly vlog where I review all of the books I’ve read. In the future I may well increase the frequency of my vlogs but I want to keep things manageable whilst I get to grips with recording and editing etc.

I recorded January’s wrap up on Monday, after a couple of false starts it was pretty smooth sailing though I must warn you I do talk quite a lot. When I rewatched it with a view to making it shorter I found that I didn’t feel like cutting anything out so I’ve decided to own my wordiness.

The books I review are (with the approximate times I start talking about them):

  • Heat Wave by Richard Castle. Titan Books. (2:35)
  • Love Hurts edited by Malorie Blackman. Random House Children’s Books. (4:20)
  • A Hero at the End of the World by Erin Claiborne. Big Bang Press. (12:00)

I had a lot of fun recording this video, I’m already looking forward to February’s!

My copies of Love Hurts and A Hero at the End of the World were provided by the publisher for review consideration. All opinions expressed are my own.

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4 thoughts on “My January 2015 Reads.

  1. Well done to you for vlogging! I think you did a great job 🙂 Yeah. I completely agree that a clearer picture could have been made about what is included in Love Hurts but I’m definitely on the side of ‘this book is great for reluctant/struggling YA readers who need recommendations’ (And I know it’s not important but the two short stories that have appeared in other books HAVE been published in the UK previous to this)

    1. Thank you! And thanks for highlighting that, I’ll add a note on the video – I thought I’d read they were new to the UK but obviously I misread this.

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