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…

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Currently reading – Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

This is the first in a new series of blog posts I am going to try out, sharing with you all the book I am currently reading and what I think of it so far. I treated myself to this the other day in the local supermarket and thus far I am loving it. So much so that I tweeted this Imagine my excitement when the author Anthony Horowitz himself replied with this How flippin’…

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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…

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April mini book haul – for review

I’ve been really lucky so far this month in getting three very different and very intriguing books sent from publishers for me to review.  I may get more as the month goes on but its easier to do them in small doses. This is what i’ve hauled The Electrical Venus by Julie Mayhew The Last Children of Tokyo by Yoko Tawada How to Love a Jamaican by Alexia Arthurs Book 1 – The Electrical Venus…

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Light filters in – Poems by Caroline Kaufman

I was kindly contacted by Harper Collins and given a list of books to choose from to review. I chose this and they kindly sent me a ‘sneak peek’ of what it will look like when published. They also sent a lovely little bookmark and who doesn’t need more bookmarks (not me) So a huge thank you to the lovely folk at Harper Collins. I hadn’t heard of Caroline Kaufman before receiving this but she…

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Friday Smiles – Week 265

Hello everyone and Happy Easter. I’m joining in once again with Annie’s Friday Smiles My new guinea pig finally has a name! He’s called Freddie. He’s still very nervous but will come to the open cage door and take food from my fingers and sometimes get a little tickle but is still at the hiding from all loud and scary noises stage. He seems very happy though as he’s always ‘popcorning’ around the cage and…

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Friday Smiles – Week 264

After another short spell of snow we are once again looking forward to Spring happening here. I keep checking the pond for frog and toad spawn but have seen none so far. This week has been all about pets. Hubby is sighing loudly as I introduce another guinea pig to the menagerie. My existing boar has been looking very sad and lonely since my other piggies died a year ago so i decided to get…

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Edwardian postcard – The Lovers Seat, Hastings, Sussex

I recently bought this postcard to add to my ever growing Edwardian postcard collection because of the amusing message on the back and the intriguing picture on the front. All those prim and proper ladies! When it arrived I felt drawn to investigate the writer and subject matter further. The writer, Harold describes the ladies sitting on the ‘lovers seat’ as being ‘Giddy Old Kippers’ which made me laugh. I immediately liked Harold’s sense of…

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Friday Smiles – week 263

Morning all, its a lovely early spring morning here with blue skies and sunshine but more snow is forecast for Saturday and Sunday here!  Its only meant to stay briefly though so i don’t mind that. It great to be able to join in with Annie’s Friday Smiles again and I have a couple of things that have made me smile this week. Firstly, it was Mothers Day last Sunday in the UK and i…

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Friday Smiles – week 262

Its been a few years since I joined in with this but have been feeling the need for more smiles lately and where better to get them than via this great weekly theme run by Annie over at A Stitch in Time I’ve had a few things make me smile this week. The first was after the snow finally melted away last Saturday after hanging around for nearly a week! We didn’t get it half…

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