June book haul

Yes, its happened again! I appear to have accumulated a few more books *sighs loudly with head in hands* But hey, its cool and I am NOT sorry and this is why! Now you cant tell me thats doesnt get your blood pumping with excitement, can you? anyway lets just do this thing shall we?…

June (proof copies) TBR

I’m going against type here by choosing a TBR coz by nature im a mood reader but I badly need to read some of the gorgeous proofs I get sent and these five are making my mouth water in a BIG way! I asked those gorgeous folk at Vintage Books for a copy of Bluets…

Victoria sponge holds no fears for me now!

I asked my son what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday and he chose a Victoria sponge! I was all ready to bake a sticky ginger cake or a lemon drizzle both of which he loves so when he asked for this i was like I’m an average baker with many failed bakes…

am i in a reading slump?

I hear lots of readers on You Tube and Twitter complain of being in a reading slump and not having read much at all that week/month etc I have only read 3 books this year!! Yes this year all 5 months of it! And one of those was basically a novella! I dont really know…

A book haul did you say? dont mind if i do!

Just a quick post to share with you some of the splendiferous books that I appear to have acquired recently. They seem to magnetically attach to my hands! No idea how it happens but hey, whos complaining? First we have some rather lovely books i was sent by those splendid folk called publishers I am…

debut authors and Booktuber spotlight

I wanted to do a post about a couple of things today, still booky related of course.  I should have a fabulous book haul post for you next week but this is about two things as it says on the tin. debut authors and i want to shine a spotlight on some of my favourite…

A Life Discarded – I wish i’d found them

This is my current read Its about 148 diaries found thrown away in a skip back in 2001 i think it was.  How i’d love to have found those!  Its my dream to find old diaries, documents, journals and photos at bootfairs and the like.  I am such a nosy parker into the past and…

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Well i finally finished it! Anyone would think it was a 400 page chunker not an 80 page novella its taken me so long but, the truth is… I didnt really enjoy it! It was fascinating from the African/Namibian heritage side of Binti’s character but the actual plot in space with the aliens was PANTS! …

The Female Man by Joanna Russ

I got fed up waiting for a special book to arrive (which should be here today) yesterday and began reading this instead Its one of three books from the SF Masterworks collection of classic Science Fiction that i was uber kindly sent by Stevie over at Orion/Gollancz books. This was first published in 1975 and…

5 books i’m eagerly anticipating this year

There is so much buzz about this right now and i cant wait to get a copy and dive in Published in hardback 9th March 2017 This is such a clever idea to have two stories and make it a flip book. Anything a bit out of the norm and i am hooked. Published in…