David Levithan rocks!

Happy May Day everyone! *dances round maypole with bells on my legs* Today I bring you nine books all written or co-written by David Levithan who is my all time favourite YA author. Out of this nine though I have only read 3 books so far. Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily Everyday I just love the covers of these too, they are such bright, neon colours which make my heart sing. I don’t have them all yet, I still need to get Another Day plus a few more but… He has a

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Choose Your Own Adventure books

I remember reading a ‘choose your own adventure’ book many years ago and loving the way you can interact with a book. I couldn’t resist getting The Gates of Death and seeing what it was about after all this time.  Then the other day I saw that they actually have a romance one now where you can fall in love rather than fight orcs and watch your planet be destroyed. They’re a good laugh and its cool to make decisions as you read for a change. I guess they’re good for when you don’t have time or inclination to read

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All my friends are superheroes by Andrew Kaufman

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 story. I found them all to be a little bit samey after a while. You can have too much of a good thing sometimes! But

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Most anticipated books of 2018 – so far

I keep a spreadsheet of books upcoming in date order so i can see when my next book purchase will be. Currently I have 16 books due to be published in 2018 between now and the end of July. I’m sure this will be constantly added to though throughout the year.   But for this post I want to share with you my top 5 books.  These are all ones coming out in paperback, four of them are already available to purchase in hardback but as you know I prefer to wait for them to arrive in a format I

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Its January! it’s more books! deal with it!

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 seen me announce – are 1. To read more books by Japanese authors and 2. To read more Science Fiction I think you’ll agree I

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Autumn and Winter

Hello good people! How are you all? What fabulous reading matter do you hold In your hands right now? Answer these questions and more in the comment box below and I’ll be a happy chappess (?) What have I been doing lately? I have been falling in love with Ali Smith’s books! Oh yes I have! (For the benefit of new readers to my blog I overuse the (!) ALL THE TIME! But I don’t care 😉 I recently finished reading Autumn by Ali Smith and although I wouldn’t rave about it, I did enjoy it and began to see

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A-Z Book Tag

I saw this on Maddie & Bee’s fab You Tube channel Heart Full of Books Its a bit of long one but bear with me, some of my answers may surprise you. A – Author you’ve read the most books by J.K. Rowling because I read my way through all the Harry Potter book series which is something i’ve never done before or since B – Best sequel As stated above I dont read book series, preferring stand alones so it has to be The Half Blood Prince, my fav of the HP books. How J.K Rowling made us do

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another book haul – Sept/Oct

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 Norris is courtesy of Transworld books. A new John Green book is something to celebrate so I had that on pre-order for ages along with

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Best Loved Poems – A Treasury of Verse by Ana Sampson

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 to the present day and is split into sections like; love, war, lost love, poems remembered from childhood etc. In here there are so many

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