MG and YA haul

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A bit of a different book haul for me. I have read a lot of YA over the years but very little middle grade. I just couldn’t resist these ones though and here’s why… Just look at those covers! Isn’t this just the most beautiful cover? It also sounds like a lovely story too and […]

MANGA REVIEW – Dreamin’ Sun by Ichigo Takano

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I wasn’t a huge fan of this one. The story is a little unbelievable and harder to read too. It has lots of extra speech bubbles and tiny, tiny added text that’s easy to miss. I wont be buying anymore volumes of this one and could give it only 2 stars. Considering this was written […]

MANGA REVIEW – Ao Haru Ride by Io Sakisaka

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This is just my second Manga and so far its my favourite. Its a very sweet little story but has some good messages at heart, the artwork is nothing special but the faces are nicely drawn and it has info boxes which really help keep you informed of the story. I’m really new to Manga […]

Currently reading – Book 1

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A new idea for this blog. I show the book i’m currently reading and use this blog as a sort of Goodreads substitute to log my reading progress. I dont actually like Goodreads, I find it very clunky and out dated. Now be warned that the books featured on these posts will change frequently as […]

Do you know Alice Berry?

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This postcard is one of a group i bought at a bootfair simply because i loved the photo. It is not postally used but simply has the name Alice Berry written on front and back of the card. I’m no expert on period clothes and without a rough date to go by, searching for her […]

These postcards are going home

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I bought these three postcards many years ago now because I love collecting postcards that are written on and especially if they are part of a collection which has all been sent to or by the same family. Today i saw a thread on Twitter where two lovely people I follow were discussing some postcards […]

My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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WARNING THERE WILL BE SPOILERS WARNING Right thats got the disclaimers out of the way. Now to chat about this amazing bloody book. When i first saw this on someone’s You Tube channel i cringed, both at the striking cover and the title. It’s not for me i thought, oh no! But i was wrong […]

Normal People by Sally Rooney

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If you’ve clicked here hoping to read another rave review of this book then i’m sorry to disappoint you but it ain’t gonna happen. I actually bought the special Waterstones edition with the metallic blue spine, gorgeous endpapers and built in bookmark but at the end of the day its still a ‘crap’ book! I […]

New Year book haul

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Happy New Year! and may 2019 be the best reading year you’ve ever had. This is all over YouTube and Twitter. It sounds amazing and just look at that cover, striking or what? I’ve never read any of these books before so now seems like as good a time as any.  I really like mixing […]

It’s a Shepherd’s Life

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Doing some nature reading for Non fiction November and I had a brain wave to read these two gorgeous books James Rebanks’ farms in the Lake District whilst W. H. Hudson lived in Wiltshire.  I think these will be fascinating to read simultaneously and compare their experiences. So i’m going to use my blog as […]