Learning to read Manga

15th August 2018

Hey guys, two posts in one day, i’m spoiling you! Just had to share my books which just arrived. Manga and short stories Yes, I’m getting into Manga. This could be very bad as apparently most of these books come in series of as many as 50 books! and they don’t come cheap so it will take me many millennia to read them all but what the heck eh? I really wanted to get Orange…

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currently reading

15th August 2018

Right now i’m moving between 3 books Prose poetry, memoir and non fiction 3 books whose genre I don’t normally read much. I do love to mix it up a bit don’t I? I bought both Poet X and Sick but was kindly sent The Friendship Cure from Duckworth Books after I requested a copy for review.  I’m highlighting and page tabbing The Friendship Cure. Its got so many interesting things to say. I’m looking…

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Sci Fi & Fantasy mini book haul

26th July 2018

Yes I bought more books! Yes I am on a Sci Fi/Fantasy kick right now! Yes one of them is a hardback copy which I try to avoid buying at all cost! But can you blame me, its bloody stonkingly gorgeous, don’t you agree? If this post is quite short its because we in the UK are currently suffering a massive heatwave and I am literally a puddle of goo on the floor so, you’ll…

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Virginia Woolf through the Census – Part 1

22nd July 2018

I have long been fascinated by all things to do with Virginia Woolf. It began sometime in the 1980’s when whilst spending the weekend with a cousin in Sussex she took us to visit Monks House in Rodmell. Virginia’s home there for many years.  It was the first i’d heard of her and it began a lifelong love of all things to do with her and the Bloomsbury set. So I couldn’t resist doing a…

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Graphic novel mini reviews

19th July 2018

I’ve been on a bit of a graphic novel kick lately so here are two novels I can definitely recommend you pick up if you are giving this genre a try too. Volume 1 of Alex + Ada A soon as I saw this on book tube I knew I had to have it. The artwork is so beautiful. Its crisp, clear, minimal and very evocative. The colours are soft and muted but stand out…

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I have bookmail!

8th June 2018

This absolutely beautiful book arrived today from Hodder Childrens. I saw it on Twitter the other day and couldn’t resist requesting a copy to review. Its called The Survival Game and its written by Nicky Singer. Its a paperback proof but it has the most original vellum like cover or dust jacket! look here it is without the cover and the back is just as lovely Its published in UK on 28th July by Hodder…

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Books they made me buy

5th June 2018

I want to do a kind of books that BookTube made me buy or just books that I had to have because of all the hype around them and I didn’t wanna miss out! Phew, what a mouthful! I’ll split it into several posts as there are loads over the months/years but I’ll stick to the best and most exciting ones. There’s quite a mix of genres here. I felt compelled to buy Circe by…

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Surprise book post

2nd June 2018

Yes I had a nice surprise when this arrived yesterday. I was sent the first book years back but didn’t get on with it. This may be better, who knows and you can’t fault that cover! Woo it’s beautiful!

An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim

25th May 2018

I was kindly sent this by Quercus books after I requested a copy in exchange for an honest review. The premise sounds so original and fantastic and i couldnt wait to get round to reading it. Oh how disappointed I was though. She has come up with such a cool and novel storyline. I just adore anything with time travel in and initially it did feel a bit like the Time Travellers Wife but she…

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May Book Haul Part 1 – Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018

12th May 2018

I may have mentioned it before but I’m not a huge fan of book prizes. I mean, why do women need their own prize for goodness sake? If there is a real bias in the publishing world for featuring male writers over female then this needs rooting out and destroying, otherwise if its just women whingeing because their books never win the big prizes then maybe its because their books aren’t good enough? Whatever, thats…

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