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…

End of the year Book Tag

The last 3rd of 2017 has begun so lets answer these questions Q1. Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish? A. Oh baby what a question! Yes there certainly are: Enjoying all of these books a lot! but things just keep getting in the way (damn you real life)…

September Book Haul

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 by Ali Smith to come…

August Book Haul

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. A huge, huge thank you…

mini book reviews – ARC’s i didnt like

It is a truth universally acknowledged that we cant like ALL the books we are sent or buy for ourselves right? I hate it when this happens but i’d rather be honest with the publishers who have sent them to me and maybe pass the ARC (advanced review copy) onto someone else who will love…

Ruler of Books Tag

I saw this the other day on Charlotte’s lovely blog Bookmarks and Blogging but she got it from the wonderful Ariel Bissetts channel on You Tube. It basically says if you ruled your own world what would it look like bookwise. Let’s get to it! If you were the ruler of books… Question 1. What…

Book Mail #2

Well i never expected Book Mail #2 to be written so quickly but today this beauty came through my door A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge I was so thrilled! Frances Hardinge is an award winning writer and to get a proof of her latest book is such an honour.  Its published on 21st…

Book Mail #1

Welcome to the first post of my new series Book Mail!  *Imagine cheering and a tickertape parade sort of thing* This is a new thing on the blog whereby i share with you the excitement of any book post as it arrives, literally minutes after postie delivers it through my letterbox and as soon as…

A Change is Gonna Come – Book Review

This ARC was sent to me by Stripes Publishing – @StripesBooks in return for an honest review so thank you very much guys! This is a book of short stories and poetry by 12 Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic writers. For someone who doesn’t often read books of short stories/poetry this was a real treat…

#ChangeBook Photo Challenge

                                      I absolutely loved it so look out for my review which will be up tomorrow (10th August) on publication day!  But for now I thought i’d share with you my entries for a Photo Challenge based…