The Book of Speculation

Hello people!

Yes, I’m back – it has been a while and I miss you guys a lot. ❤ ❤ ❤

Has any of you read The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler? As it happens, I  bought it out of speculation. Hah, well – that’s what I’m currently reading and it is absolutely wonderful! (Here is the Goodreads review):

A sweeping and captivating debut novel about a young librarian who is sent a mysterious old book, inscribed with his grandmother’s name. What is the book’s connection to his family?

Simon Watson, a young librarian, lives alone on the Long Island Sound in his family home, a house perched on the edge of a cliff that is slowly crumbling into the sea. His parents are long dead, his mother having drowned in the water his house overlooks.

One day, Simon receives a mysterious book from an antiquarian bookseller; it has been sent to him because it is inscribed with the name Verona Bonn, Simon’s grandmother. Simon must unlock the mysteries of the book, and decode his family history, before fate deals its next deadly hand.


Every chapter of this book rotates from present-time to the 1700s, which is great because you also get to read everything Simon reads. Though I haven’t completely finished reading it, I can tell you that (though it may seem so at first,) it is unpredictable and full of twists. On the other side, it isn’t particularly exhilarating or mysterious – just a decent easy-read for when you’re really busy.

Having all that said, I hope y’all (keeping in mind my last sentence) take a look at this interesting book and give me your feedback!

– See ya!

Verity ❤

The Book of Speculation is Erika Swyler’s gorgeous and moving debut, a wondrous novel about the power of books, family, and magic.


The Boy Who Lived – JK Rowling

Honestly here? Who LOVES the Harry Potter Series? ‘Cause I know I do – that is a fact. Guess what day it was yesterday? October 16th!!!                                                For those of you who haven’t been rereading the books on the subway and getting mistaken for a 16-year-old on a regular basis, behold this passage from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:

Lavender, looking relieved, stood up, took an enormous teapot from the shelf, and put it down on the table in front of Professor Trelawney. 

“Thank you, my dear. Incidentally, that thing you are dreading — it will happen on Friday the sixteenth of October.”  

Dun, Dun, Dun….
Anyways, share your favourite Harry books – personally I find this a very hard choice but the top three would be The Philosopher’s Stone, The Prisoner of Azkaban and The Order of The Pheonix. The films are great too.

Verity ❤

*Cringe – So Sorry :(

Verity Has Broken A Promise. Verity Is Sad. Verity is TRUEly Sorry.  

Hi guys! I know, I know I haven’t updated in a very, very, vvvvvvvvvvv long time. When I first started this blog – well, I wasn’t feeling 100% happy, my life had turned around and I had to channel my emotions. This blog was going to be the start of something great. And so it was – for me, anyways. This past month has been going on very well for me. I finally felt like I could Live my Life – not that I am not right now but…… Anyways, thank you all for your support – this is not a quite post OR a goodbye OR a promise that I’ll update everyday. I’ll tell you what it is:                  A “Nice to see you again!”

Yup, I’m back – It’s in the name, VERITY never lies. I may not be able to keep it up consistently but I’ll try my best.


While I was away, I’ve been doing some reading. I’ve read Paper Towns by John Green, Girl Online by Zoe Sugg (Zoella) and am progressing through The Alexiad  by Anna Commnena.

I have also heard about a few books that I thought you guys might like and even a few more that I am currently reading. Here’s a little sneak peek to what I’ll post – Whenever I can.

  • The Boy Who Lived
  • The Girl With The Silver Eyes
  • Resurrection of The Famous Five?
  • What’s the Deal with The Alexiad?
  • I Am Currently Reading…
  • Books That Have Been Recommended To Me
  • Quotes As Usual.
  • Poetry??

Great to be back!

😉 Verity True ❤

Revival Of A Very, very, very Old Series – Who Knows The Famous Five

Hiya! I know my Padlet doesn’t give a review on The Girl With The Silver Eyes but that’s gonna be in my Next Post? Maybe? Ok fine – I’m just being lazy here, I should be giving you guys proper reviews but now. How about tomorrow? In fact – you know what? I’m not even going to finish what I was going to write here. Instead I’ll (promise) do about 5 reviews by Tuesday ok? Is five Proper posts good enough for y’all? ‘Till then, I’ll be rambling nonsense and relaxing – after all, school has just started and I’m not really In-the-mood-to-go-looking-for-my-books-and-finding-quotes-and-exerpts-and-author-names-and-refreshing-my-brain-on-what-i-forgot….So yeah. TTFN! -This is actually pretty fun! You know – talking about nothing….right….OK STOP! This is meant to be a BLOG not a RAMBLING SESSION! -Sorry guys anyways, for those of you who are interested – this is what’s coming next week;

  • Who Knows The Famous Five?
  • Differents United – a must easy read
  • Something for guys – a bit of action
  • It’s all about the sweet stuff – A series by Cathy Cassidy
  • The Books about a book club – by H.V.F

Any predictions?

See ya, Verity ❤ x 394      (any guesses why I chose 394? – mystery countdown:  9 days until reveal. I want you all to comment on what you think.)


Ok so, here’s a list of books personally really liked….

  • Things Hoped For – Andrew Clements
  • Dustbin Baby – Jacqueline Wilson
  • The Traitor In the Tunnel – Y.S Lee
  • Queenie – Jacqueline Wilson
  • The Girl With The Silver Eyes

Don’t worry there’s more – the only problem is that I don’t want to give all of them at once. 🙂 SO, all you have to wait – a few minutes maybe 1/2 an hour? It’ll be worth it I promise! Besides, if any of those books sound interesting, just click on the link below and you can read all about them. This’ll give my Padlet some popularity. Thanks,

Verity ❤ ❤ ❤ – you feel the love?

Poems Anyone?

Hey guys…I’m not sure how many people read this but, anyways – someone, whoever you are – I’ve got a poem that I didn’t think to publish until I read a book blurb related to death. I’m sorry if this sounds a bit dark from what I usually post but it’s a real eye-opener once you really read the whole thing. (Ironic – I’m listening to Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile right now.)

By Joe Brainard

           Death is a funny thing. Most people are afraid of it, and yet

they don’t even know what it is.

           Perhaps we can clear this up.

           What is death?

           Death is it. That’s it. Finished. “Finito.” Over and out. No


           Death is many different things to many different people. I

think it is safe to say, however, that most people don’t like it.


            Because they are afraid of it.

            Why are they afraid of it?

            Because they don’t understand it.

           I think that the best way to try to understand death is to

think about it a lot. Try to come to terms with it. Try to really

understand it. Give it a chance!

           Sometimes it helps if we try to visualize things.

           Try to visualize, for example, someone sneaking up behind

your back and hitting you over the head with a giant hammer.

           Some people prefer to think of death as a more spiritual

thing. Where the soul somehow separates itself from the mess

and goes on living forever somewhere else. Heaven and hell being

the most traditional choices.

           Death has a very black reputation but, actually, to die is a

perfectly normal thing to do.

           And it’s so wholesome: being a very important part of

nature’s big picture. Trees die, don’t they? And flowers?

           I think it’s always nice to know that you are not alone. Even

in death.

           Let’s think about ants for a minute. Millions of ants die

every day, and do we care? No. And I’m sure that ants feel the

same way about us.

           But suppose—just suppose—that we didn’t have to die.

That wouldn’t be so great either. If a 90-year-old man can hardly

stand up, can you imagine what it would be like to be 500 years


           Another comforting thought about death is that 80 years or

so after you die nobody who knew you will still be alive to miss


           And after you’re dead, you won’t even know it.