Poems for a world gone to sh*t – Review

9th February 2018

This was lovely surprise bookmail from Quercus a few days ago.  They are a fabulous publisher who have been very kind to me over the years, so a big thank you to them. Poetry is something I really enjoy and a little book like this to dip in and out of is always welcome. Hey you have a book to review! Whats it called? Poems for a world gone to sh*t Who wrote it? No…

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The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

8th February 2018

This was kindly sent me for review by Two Roads books, so a huge thank you to them. Hey you have a book to review! Whats it called? The Cactus   Who wrote it? Sarah Haywood   Whats it about?  A woman called Susan Green. At 45 she thinks her life is perfect. She has a good job,  a nice flat and personal arrangements with benefits that leave no room for messy emotional ties. But…

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Slow bullets by Alastair Reynolds

30th January 2018

I began 2018 with the intention to read more Science Fiction This arrived yesterday from Gollancz/Orion. I began reading it almost as soon as it was out the package Today I finished reading it. Boom! mind blown! A fairly short (at 182 pages) novella written by Alastair Reynolds.  I have to admit I hadn’t heard of him before or his writing so I can tick off quite a few things all in one go there.…

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All my friends are superheroes by Andrew Kaufman

17th January 2018

I began 2018 by reading this fabulous little book (and it is little at just 110 pages!). I had actually begun it last year but never finished it for some reason so I picked it on New Years Day and tore through the rest of it. I adored this book, its a gentle, clever, clean read full of metaphors. This is the 10th anniversary edition which contains extra Superheroes which don’t all appear in the…

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Most anticipated books of 2018 – so far

10th January 2018

I keep a spreadsheet of books upcoming in date order so i can see when my next book purchase will be. Currently I have 16 books due to be published in 2018 between now and the end of July. I’m sure this will be constantly added to though throughout the year.   But for this post I want to share with you my top 5 books.  These are all ones coming out in paperback, four…

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Its January! it’s more books! deal with it!

5th January 2018

Yes, thats right this is another book haul or at least it will be once postie has been with my parcel. *paces floor, bites nails and mutters under breath* ME SPEAKING- CLICK PLAY BUTTON BELOW  UPDATE: many hours later They are here and I can share them with you *runs around whooping and doing the book haul dance* Two of my reading goals for 2018 – which if you follow me on Twitter you’ll have…

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December book haul

3rd January 2018

Not long before Christmas I was sent these two beauties from Bloomsbury and Del Rey respectively Just stunning aren’t they?  The book on the right is a proof copy hence no name or details and is called The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale.  I’ve dipped into it and its so evocative and beautifully written. Then came Christmas and I was lucky enough to get the following You can never have enough Catherynne M Valente books right?…

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We three books

6th December 2017

Just a wee blog post to share with you my latest book purchases What about these then! We are the ants has a really unusual cover material its all slightly ridged and feels gorgeous. Have you read these? TTFN Gill x

Autumn and Winter

22nd November 2017

Hello good people! How are you all? What fabulous reading matter do you hold In your hands right now? Answer these questions and more in the comment box below and I’ll be a happy chappess (?) What have I been doing lately? I have been falling in love with Ali Smith’s books! Oh yes I have! (For the benefit of new readers to my blog I overuse the (!) ALL THE TIME! But I don’t…

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A-Z Book Tag

14th October 2017

I saw this on Maddie & Bee’s fab You Tube channel Heart Full of Books Its a bit of long one but bear with me, some of my answers may surprise you. A – Author you’ve read the most books by J.K. Rowling because I read my way through all the Harry Potter book series which is something i’ve never done before or since B – Best sequel As stated above I dont read book…

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