Star Trek, Book Review – Alan Dean Foster

Really loved this!

I’m a big fan of watching sci-fi movies, including really bad ones, to pass the time. For some reason though I’d never watched Star Trek or Star Wars which are like THE sci-fi films. Anyway, I recently watched the new Star Trek trilogy with Chris Pine and I really loved it! My grandparents have always been massive fans of Star Trek so I started watching the original series to my Grandma’s absolute delight. In short – I’m loving it! The production is hilariously terrible.

Because of this development, my Grandma sat me down and went through their entire Star Trek cabinet with me (cause we’re a family of nerds). Amongst all of her old VHS of the seasons and what not was this book so I was like done deal, I’ll read that.

It is exactly like the movie! I’ve always been wary of reading books based on a movie rather than the other way around but this has changed my perception of that. It was just like re-watching the movie in written form with a bunch of extras. Plus, it was written really well. Now that I’ve read this I’ll probably go back and watch the movie (again) because it provides so many little things that you wouldn’t quite pick up on in a movie.

4 stars.


The Girl with a Pearl Earring, Book Review – Tracy Chevalier

Absolutely in love with this book! I just finished reading it and loved it the whole way through.

The time/setting is a genre I love reading but haven’t in ages. Plus normally when I read old-timey European books the protagonist is male so this was really refreshing!

The way all the characters were developed, from Frans and Vermeer and all the children of the Oude Langendijk household, and especially Griet, was so interestingly complex. I don’t have the words to articulate it but I was gripped with each and every character.

The entire story was incredible, there wasn’t a single moment where I thought it was slow or uninteresting. The plot was rich and enthralling.

Although I’m too tired to find the words to describe why, this book has become one of my new favourites.

5 stars.