Lovely bookpost Klaxon!

This just arrived from Tinder Press after I requested a copy on Bookbridgr. It not only sounds really good but just look at that cover! It’s a little bit gorgeous don’t ya reckon?

the tidal zone by sarah moss

i’m not sure why but i often find that books which have had rave reviews can leave me quite cold, it happened recently with this First let me say a huge thanks to Granta for sending me a copy of this I blooming love this cover, love the synopsis and the whole quality of publication….

BOOK REVIEW – Bodies of Water by V.H. Leslie

This was kindly sent to me by a lovely publishing house called Salt Publishing after I requested a copy to review. From the back of the book: After ministering to fallen women in Victorian London, Evelyn has suffered a nervous breakdown and finds herself treated by the Water Doctors in the imposing Wakewater House, a…

3 Books that have let me down

Now I don’t expect to like every book i buy or receive for review, its a rare person that does in my opinion but there have been 3 books recently which I felt certain I would love, not like, love. Sadly that didnt happen. What books were they? After buying and adoring her first book,…

Book Blog Tour – The Museum of Heartbreak

Today on Book Magpie I am lucky enough to be the second stop on Meg Leder’s ‘The Museum of Heartbreak’ tour. and I have not one but two exciting things for you in this post! Yes! am i spoiling you or what? “the Museum of Heartbreak explores the giddy confusion, inevitable sadness and sheer joy…

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

I did not know of Kent Haruf until I read about his passing recently. This made me check out some of his books and i ended up buying this, partly on so many recommendations and partly on it sounding such a lovely story. What an incredibly moving story, and i’m sure a fitting tribute to…

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

Thank go to Becky at Penguin Random House for this early copy, and as you can see from the top photo it came wrapped up in a sort of spoof newspaper featuring parts of the novel. Such a clever idea!  I tell you those publicity folk know their onions. They make getting a proof such…

Book Review: The Book Collector by Alice Thompson

This was purchased on the recommendation of Jen Campbell, who has impeccable taste in books, although i dont always like everything she recommends, this one was a winner. Its published by Salt Publishing and is quite a short read of just 159 pages but each one of them is packed with beautiful, lyrical writing. I…

When i was young

I have had a poem and a book review published! Don’t panic though, they were published in my schools form magazine and I was 12! Yes it was all a long time ago. The magazine, if you can call it that was a very rough and ready affair that was compiled and created using some…