Book Blog Tour – The Museum of Heartbreak

31st May 2016

Today on Book Magpie I am lucky enough to be the second stop on Meg Leder’s ‘The Museum of Heartbreak’ tour. and I have not one but two exciting things for you in this post! Yes! am i spoiling you or what? “the Museum of Heartbreak explores the giddy confusion, inevitable sadness and sheer joy of growing up and falling in love” First up is an exclusive article written by Meg where she shares her…

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4 books coming in June that I NEED in my life

25th May 2016

June, it has occurred to me is going to be a bumper book publishing month. Top titles by top authors will pour into bookshops in just a few short weeks time, in fact some of them in less than a week. But, there are 4 books which I really, really, really, really want in my life, on my shelves and in my hands so i can hug them. Erm, yes well. So what? i like…

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UK ONLY Giveaway – The Museum of You by Carys Bray

23rd May 2016

I am giving away this… Yes, you saw it right, I am giving away a brand spanking new hardback copy of The Museum of You by Carys Bray. Clover Quinn was a surprise. She used to imagine she was the good kind, now she’s not sure. She’d like to ask Dad about it, but growing up in the saddest chapter of someone else’s story is difficult. She tries not to skate on the thin ice…

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Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

22nd May 2016

I did not know of Kent Haruf until I read about his passing recently. This made me check out some of his books and i ended up buying this, partly on so many recommendations and partly on it sounding such a lovely story. What an incredibly moving story, and i’m sure a fitting tribute to Kent Haruf as this was his final novel written during his last months of life. “This is a love story.…

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The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

21st May 2016

Thank go to Becky at Penguin Random House for this early copy, and as you can see from the top photo it came wrapped up in a sort of spoof newspaper featuring parts of the novel. Such a clever idea!  I tell you those publicity folk know their onions. They make getting a proof such an exciting thing for us. You never know what’s happening on the other side of the wall This is the…

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Book Review: The Book Collector by Alice Thompson

16th May 2016

This was purchased on the recommendation of Jen Campbell, who has impeccable taste in books, although i dont always like everything she recommends, this one was a winner. Its published by Salt Publishing and is quite a short read of just 159 pages but each one of them is packed with beautiful, lyrical writing. I think its deserving of an acrostic review The Book Collector is simply brilliant Hard to tell fact from fiction, truth…

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When i was young

15th May 2016

I have had a poem and a book review published! Don’t panic though, they were published in my schools form magazine and I was 12! Yes it was all a long time ago. The magazine, if you can call it that was a very rough and ready affair that was compiled and created using some kind of copy machine I imagine. Out of all my old school books I had in storage this is the…

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BOOK REVIEW: Grief is the thing with feathers by Max Porter

12th May 2016

I have wanted to read this for ages, since last year in fact. Everywhere i turned on Twitter people were recommending it and saying great things so it was inevitable that I would get a copy. This is written in a free form prose fashion ( i hope you understand what i mean, im not good at explaining myself sometimes) and I’ve been trying to get back into poetry for a while now having read…

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Book Haul Part 2

9th May 2016

When I did part 1 the other day I knew I had some more books coming from an order I placed, I didnt know though that I would get some more lovely review copies too. They all came on the same day and it was like Christmas all over again. Books i bought Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf – I’ve read a sample of this and it sounds wonderful. Its his final work…

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Book Haul Part 1

6th May 2016

Hi there, Its ages since i did a book haul so I thought i’d share my latest acquisitions with you all. I know how much you want to have a nosy at my bookish piles (dont be rude!) and dont deny it coz i’m just the same! So here they are Purchases Grief is the thing with feathers by Max Porter – i’ve lost count of how many people have said this is just awesome…

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