Book Mail #2

Well i never expected Book Mail #2 to be written so quickly but today this beauty came through my door A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge I was so thrilled! Frances Hardinge is an award winning writer and to get a proof of her latest book is such an honour.  Its published on 21st September by Pan Macmillan.  I’ve been lucky enough to receive ARC’s from publishers for over 3 years now but each one is still as much as a thrill as my first one. Whats been your most exciting book this week?   Save Save

Book Mail #1

Welcome to the first post of my new series Book Mail!  *Imagine cheering and a tickertape parade sort of thing* This is a new thing on the blog whereby i share with you the excitement of any book post as it arrives, literally minutes after postie delivers it through my letterbox and as soon as i’ve picked myself up from the floor after passing out with happiness, you will know about it. Not at the end of the month in one big haul along with other books i may have been tempted to buy myself! Okay, enough of the waffle

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A Change is Gonna Come – Book Review

This ARC was sent to me by Stripes Publishing – @StripesBooks in return for an honest review so thank you very much guys! This is a book of short stories and poetry by 12 Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic writers. For someone who doesn’t often read books of short stories/poetry this was a real treat and totally hit the spot for me. The diverse range of genres in this book is amazing. There are contemporary, dystopian, magical realism, time slip and historical tales all under one gorgeous cover, designed by Lucy Banaji, her cover design is so striking. As with

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#ChangeBook Photo Challenge

                                      I absolutely loved it so look out for my review which will be up tomorrow (10th August) on publication day!  But for now I thought i’d share with you my entries for a Photo Challenge based on the book thats currently on Instagram.                                                 I love the colour yellow, dont you? Its so happy and jolly and cosy

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Gorgeous books

Sometimes you just have to sit back and admire the gorgeous covers that come on books these days.  I didnt buy any of these just because of the cover (well alright the Ghachar, Ghochar one did help) but damn it if they arent bloody delicious sights to behold. Let me introduce you, first up we have… The Abyss Beyond Dreams by Peter F. Hamilton which at 680 pages is way, WAY bigger than my normal reads but hell it sounds so bloody good and from the sample I read of it I reckon we’re gonna be good friends. Next up

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Can’t wait Wednesday

I’m taking part in a new (to me) book blog meme today called Can’t wait Wednesday. This is where we post about a book thats not been published yet but that we really cannot wait to be so we can jump on it and devour it in one go, or something along those lines. Its hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings blog. Thanks for this Tressa, i’m looking forward to taking part and reading everyones posts. The book i’m most waiting for right now is the new John Green which is called ‘Turtles All The Way Down’ and comes out

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Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt

Original Heartbreaking Uplifting Beautiful My feelings on this book are best summed up by the words above. I dont read a lot of Middle Grade books but I find it hard to believe that the plot of this book has been done before. Fostering and very young teenage pregnancy is not something you hear much about in books at all so that made this story all the more wonderful for me. The writing in the shape of first person narrator, Jack is just a joy to read. He carries us with him on the journey so well and considering the

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Top books read in 2017 – so far….

It being July already (how?) I thought it was time to stop and have a look back at some of the books i’ve read in 2017. It’s not been the best reading year for me if i’m honest. We’ve been really busy DIY-ing among other things but I have managed to read some cracking books, so I’ve chosen my Top 3 and here they are. I’m so looking forward to the 2nd half of 2017’s books but for now these are my top choices. Have you read any of these? What have been the stand out books for you so

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The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

This is about three friends, Dill, Lydia and Travis who live in a small town in Tennessee. The book begins in their final year of school before graduation. They all have incredibly different backgrounds, stories and lives but have become close and firm friends. Of the three characters Lydia quickly became my favourite. I loved the way she handled herself with kids at school who taunted and bullied her, she was so at ease in her own skin but as the book went on she turned into a right little madam. She talked to her father like he was her

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5 books i’m uber excited for

So half of 2017 has virtually gone already! How? Where? What have i done with my life? (apart from bought books of course) *Cries all the tears and designs a time machine to go back* But on a positive note here are the Top 5 books I am hugely anticipating for the second half of the year, 3 of them are already published in hardback but I prefer to wait for the paperback if possible so, bearing that in mind, bring it on! Turtles all the way down by John Green – Yes, a new John Green novel, I am

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