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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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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Six books by non British authors

17th February 2018

This year one of my reading resolutions was to read more books by Japanese authors. I find them to be – the ones I’ve read anyway – gentle, fascinating and beautifully written and I wanted more of the same. In this round up I have included four books by Japanese authors and I’ve also added two more books by non UK authors as they just sound so amazing. EXIT WEST by Mohsin Hamid This has…

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February book haul

10th February 2018

Yes, its happened again. Proof that i have no control when it comes to buying books. I also now have a very messy bookcase which needs sorting, badly! Right lets get down to this shall we? No your eyes don’t deceive you and yes, that is a book series. The Broken Earth series by N.K. Jemisin. I have lost count of how many times The Fifth Season has appeared on my YouTube favourite’s channels. I…

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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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another book haul – Sept/Oct

13th October 2017

Yes, I did it again. More books have been purchased and sent by delightful publishers. Fancy a peek?  Course you do, so here they are… I am so mega, mega excited by all these books! *cue happy squealing* I was so lucky to get sent copies of Warcross by Marie Lu and Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo. Both of them came via the wonderful folk at Penguin books, and Turning for Home by Barney…

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Best Loved Poems – A Treasury of Verse by Ana Sampson

22nd September 2017

I’ve loved reading poetry for 40 years now and this book is such a wonderful addition to my bookshelves. Its a beautiful naked hardback with as you can see the prettiest of covers and some beautiful teal blue end papers. Its perfect for picking up whenever you need a little lift or a laugh or the perfect words to say something. It contains such a fascinting mix of poetry spanning hundreds of years from Shakespeare…

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