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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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September Book Haul

2nd September 2017

Yes its happened again! Yes I have more books! Get over it! Lets get to the books shall we? I dont usually follow book awards especially not The Man Booker. All the books chosen are usually far too ‘high falutin’ for me but I have been eagerly waiting for Autumn…

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August Book Haul

26th August 2017

Have i got a stash to show you this month? Well yes, i darn well have and its gorgeousness personified! Lets begin with a couple of books sent for review, i’ve decided to add them here rather than give them their own Book Mail this time but it will return.…

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Book Mail #3

16th August 2017

BOOM! take a look at this! I only got a copy of the wonderful Jen Cambell’s book, The Beginning of the world in the middle of the night! How exciting is that? A huge thank you to Two Roads books for this treat. It came with some fab little goodies…

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