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 &…

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…

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…

Why I can’t read Fantastic Beasts

I bought myself a copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them by the incomparable JK Rowling, I mean how could I not get a copy right? It arrived today after much stalking of Postie by me. It’s a gorgeous, gorgeous book and it shows just how much I wanted it because it’s a…

A new Stephanie Meyer novel, for adults?

Yes indeedy folks, she has written her first ever novel for us grown ups (did i just admit to being a grown up? not true, not true at all) its called… The Chemist and i’m getting sent a copy on its publication date next month – 8th November *all the cheers and clappings* but in…

What Alice Knew by T.A. Cotterell

This may contain spoilers, so be warned! I was kindly sent an early proof copy of this by Transworld so I have to thank them, which makes it even harder for me to say that this book was a big disappointment. *sighs loudly* To be fair it has a cracking opening and the pace was…

The Last Beginning by Lauren James

CHEESEFEST! There i’ve said it. This was one huge cheesefest. Which means i didnt like it very much, sadly. Her first book The Next Together was an incredibly clever concept, time travel, time loops, historical love affairs etc. and would have been an award winning novel if it had been written by a more experienced…

Arcadia is bamboozling me

See this book? Arcadia by Iain Pears so many booktubers have read or hauled this recently so I had to give it a go right? I mean, just look at how bloody gorgeous that cover is! Its a 9 out of 10 for sure (it would have been a 10 out of 10 but for…

New Book Sunday

Hello everyone, i am so pleased to report that this week I am lurgy free! Hooray, I hear you cry. Well you probably didnt actually coz i dare say youre not bothered but there you go, thought i’d mention it anyway. *imagine tumbleweed blowing past* So, lets get back to the business in hand. Books!…

Showcase Sunday 95

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. Its great to join in with this again thanks to…