Friday, 12 July 2013

Book Review - Killing Floor by Lee Child

Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1)
Killing Floor by Lee Child
It seems right for my first review that I should start with the first book of the series, I have chosen Lee child's Jack Reacher series. In this book we are introduced to the character of Jack Reacher who is an ex-army man,  looking to get away from everything. We meet him just after getting off a bus in Georgia unfortunately for him he walked straight into the a strange set of circumstances that leads him to be accused of murdering his own brother who he hasn't seen for seven years. He soon finds out that he cannot trust anyone in the town apart from the new chief of detectives and one of the young attractive police offices.

Unfortunately due to the restraints of the books in my local library this wasn't the first Jack Reacher books I've read so the first couple of chapters of introducing his character when slightly amiss with me however the description is geared to someone who hadn't read any books before. 
This book does used many stereotypes with Reacher being a tall handsome hero and the villains being a stereotypical corrupt politicians and businessmen however this doesn't detract from the story. The first part of the book builds the set up as it gradually progresses, initially she felt that the book started slowly however as you progress through the book you realise that these details are very important to the conclusion as all the pieces of the puzzle start coming together as you realise what is going on. 
There is quite a differences between the long emotional dialogue scenes (between Reacher and  Roscoe)  and the scenes gore and violence that are dotted through out the book and this all come together at the end for a very dramatic ending where the hero must save the day. 

As this is my first review I know it isn't the best, I wasn't sure where to write one where I tried not to give any of the plot away or write one including spoilers. If you have any help comments or tips please leave a comment to help me make my writing better.

Thanks for reading, may your day be full with happiness and joy

Tuesday, 9 July 2013


Aloha Guys,

I though I would talk today about an amazing website/ app for books lovers called Goodreads.
Goodreads is a social network all about books, you can write/ read reviews about almost every (possibly even every) book published. as part of the reviews you can rate the books on a star system 1-5 stars, each book has its own page where you can see it overall star rating, read the blurb of the book and find similar books that you might like to read next. I think that this site just opens your eyes to books that you might not have thought to read, it has introduced me to some great authors by recommending books to me.
It also allows to sort and save books onto "bookshelves" named, "read", "to read" and "reading" as well as having the opinion to add your own shelves. I like to have a shelf called "books to find in the library" so when I get there I dont forget, it allows you to constant update and move books around which is great.
Overall a must visit for any book lover as it is very easy to use, you can even find your facebook friends and see what they are reading/ their opinions on certain books.

If you want to check out my page and a have a good look around the site click the link below.

Hope you have a happy evening and find a good book to read.


New Blog

Aloha all,
My name is Laura Seaman and I live in the south of England. I have just finished my A levels and am (sort of) looking forward to results day and hopefully on to next year.
I have started this blog Books, Blurbs and Baking as I a an avid reader and baker and wanted to share my experience worth people. I want to post book reviews and recipes which (hopefully) may help on or two people.
I am very new at this but have be inspired by readers other people amazing blogs so if mine can be even 1% of their I will be a happy girl.
Hopefully you will enjoy reading what I have to say and any comments or questions are kindly received.

Hope today is wonderfully day for you all.Laura xxx