Graphic novel mini reviews

19th July 2018

I’ve been on a bit of a graphic novel kick lately so here are two novels I can definitely recommend you pick up if you are giving this genre a try too. Volume 1 of Alex + Ada A soon as I saw this on book tube I knew I had to have it. The artwork is so beautiful. Its crisp, clear, minimal and very evocative. The colours are soft and muted but stand out…

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An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim

25th May 2018

I was kindly sent this by Quercus books after I requested a copy in exchange for an honest review. The premise sounds so original and fantastic and i couldnt wait to get round to reading it. Oh how disappointed I was though. She has come up with such a cool and novel storyline. I just adore anything with time travel in and initially it did feel a bit like the Time Travellers Wife but she…

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Light filters in – Poems by Caroline Kaufman

4th April 2018

I was kindly contacted by Harper Collins and given a list of books to choose from to review. I chose this and they kindly sent me a ‘sneak peek’ of what it will look like when published. They also sent a lovely little bookmark and who doesn’t need more bookmarks (not me) So a huge thank you to the lovely folk at Harper Collins. I hadn’t heard of Caroline Kaufman before receiving this but she…

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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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Anything You Do Say eBook blog tour – Day 5

5th October 2017

Welcome to Day 5 of Gillian McAllisters ebook blog tour of her latest book – Anything You Do Say.  I was kindly sent a copy by Penguin Books in exchange for an honest review. This book is so clever, I dont think ive come across a premise quite like it before. We get to see the story from two different angles, From the perspective of Joanna if she decides to stay, call an ambulance and…

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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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Songs About a Girl by Chris Russell

4th September 2017

Oh how I wish i’d had this book back when i was a teen and followed boy bands. It captures perfectly the feelings of what it was like to be ‘in love’ with the band members. To want to meet them and know everything about them. With my son being in a band I can also identify with the tensions between band members which is something this book does really well. Digressing for a second,…

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