A book haul did you say? dont mind if i do!

A book haul did you say? dont mind if i do!

Just a quick post to share with you some of the splendiferous books that I appear to have acquired recently. They seem to magnetically attach to my hands! No idea how it happens but hey, whos complaining? First we have some rather lovely books i was sent by those splendid folk called publishers I am especially excited to have New Boy by Tracy Chevalier as its part of the Hogarth Shakespeare re-imagined series. I now own almost 4 (one is

The Female Man by Joanna Russ

The Female Man by Joanna Russ

I got fed up waiting for a special book to arrive (which should be here today) yesterday and began reading this instead Its one of three books from the SF Masterworks collection of classic Science Fiction that i was uber kindly sent by Stevie over at Orion/Gollancz books. This was first published in 1975 and i just adore the old style, almost cheesy covers of all the books in this set. Its about 4 different versions of the same women

Blogging about The Brontes

Blogging about The Brontes

I’ve been in love with all things  Bronte for ooh such a good many years, about 30 or more i reckon.  I haven’t read all of their books just Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights (though i’m not sure i finished it or understood it but thats beside the point) My love for those three young ladies has known no bounds so I thought i’d do a series of blog posts celebrating them. I am actually far more fascinated by their

Stacking The Shelves (240)

Stacking The Shelves (240)

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Click HERE to visit the page and join in for yourself. I haven’t taken part in this for far too long so as part of my New Year, New Plan strategy

How i keep organised with new books

How i keep organised with new books

Watching so many book tubers as i do I get to hear about loads and loads of stupendous new books coming out in a few weeks/months time. Now i dont know about you but i cant keep track of them all and their publishing dates and i’d hate to miss even one of them being available for purchasing, wouldnt you? So whats the solution? Spreadsheets!  yes thats right a good old fashioned spreadsheet. Here’s one i made earlier: I find

New Year, New Look, New Post, New book

New Year, New Look, New Post, New book

Hey, i’m a poet and i didnt know it with my blog post header! So lets get on and i’ll explain all. First of all, let me wish everyone who has visited my blog and anyone who visits in the future a stonkingly good Happy New Year. In honour of this I decided to give my blog a bit of a makeover. Nothing special just a new theme from WordPress but i really like the scrolling banner which highlights certain

Blogmas 2016 – Day 2 – any book

Blogmas 2016 – Day 2 – any book

Hey, look i’m still here and its Day 2 already, go me! Day 2 can be about ‘any book’ so what shall i choose? Well, i’m bending the rules ever so slightly, more of a tweak really and including 2 books! I know, i’m such a rebel! I bought the twelve days of Dash & Lily without realising that there was a book about them that came before, once I did i had to buy it and read them in

Blogmas 2016 – Day 1 – My December TBR

Blogmas 2016 – Day 1 – My December TBR

Hey, i’m taking part in Blogmas 2016 which is a fab daily blogging challenge created and run by The Book Moo What do i have to do? Well, basically you have to blog every day in December using a list of prompts I really love these kinds of challenges and i really, really want to complete it but we’ll see. Only time will tell. So Day 1 is a post about my December TBR is it?  Now I have so

Joanne M Harris – Runemarks blog tour

Joanne M Harris – Runemarks blog tour

Welcome to my stop on the Runemarks blog tour where I am more than happy to host another extract. To make sure you read these in the right order you might want to visit Ourfirstyearhere.wordpress.com to read Day 8. If you want to read all the previous and future extracts then this will direct you where you need to go. Isn’t the artwork just gorjuss? Right, down to business   Blurb Day 9 – Extract MALBRY WAS A VILLAGE OF