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

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 especially excited to have New Boy by Tracy Chevalier as its part of the Hogarth Shakespeare re-imagined series. I now own almost 4 (one is

debut authors and Booktuber spotlight

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 booktubers so lets begin at the beginning shall we? Debut Authors I’d say 90% of all books i either get offered for review or I

A Life Discarded – I wish i’d found them

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 peoples lives, its true. But look at the cover, especially the quote on the top right. Yes! Benedict Cumberbatch says he couldnt put it down!

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

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!  I never cared about any of the characters, they were all 1 dimensional and boring. The plot was hard to follow and disjointed and I

more unsolicited bookpost – Nah! not for me

more unsolicited bookpost – Nah! not for me

I get very few unsolicited books sent for review but when i do they never seem to be my cup o’ tea.  I have contacted certain publicists on many occasions to ask them to stop sending me books without asking first but get no replies. I would not have said yes to this if asked beforehand. Another turned up today! It was about a cult! ( i thought that horrid little book meme was well over,  seems i was wrong!)

The Female Man by Joanna Russ

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 i just adore the old style, almost cheesy covers of all the books in this set. Its about 4 different versions of the same women

5 books i’m eagerly anticipating this year

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 paperback 6th April 2017 What a cool concept this sounds and that cover is stonkingly beautiful too. Published in paperback 25th July 2017 Mystery, thriller

Planetfall by Emma Newman

Planetfall by Emma Newman

For some reason 2017 wants me to read more Science fiction/fantasy books, dont ask me why but it does!  I’m not arguing though when Planetfall is so bloody good!   I reckon that this is an excellent book to begin with if you are just starting to read SFF. It has just the right amount of excitement, suspense, thrills and emotions to keep you reading but not too much technical spacey stuff to put you off. Renata or Ren is